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River

RIVER. Of the dozen or so words translated “river” in the Bible, only three need be mentioned. 1. Nāhār (Gr. potamos) is used of the largest rivers known to the Israelites—the Tigris and Euphrates (Gen.2.14), the Abana and Pharpar (2Kgs.5.12), the Jordan (Mark.1.5), and the rivers of Ethiopia (Zeph.3.10). The river or the great river usually refers to the Euphrates (Gen.15.18; Gen.31.21).