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Euphrates
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Euphrates River
Euphrates River (פְרָת‎, pherath; εὐφράτης, euphratēs). The longest river in western Asia; primary water source for some of the most important early civilizations in world history.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Euphrates River
Euphrates River. Largest river in western Asia, formed by the union of two rivers in Asia Minor, the Kara-Su and the Murat-Suyu. Its source is in central Armenia. The river flows generally in a southeasterly direction for some 1,800 miles until it reaches the Persian Gulf. At Korna, about 100 miles from
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Euphrates
Euphrates ū-frāʹtēz [Heb. peraṯ; Gk. Euphratēs; Akk. purattu]. The largest river in southwest Asia and one of the two main rivers in Mesopotamia. The upper course includes the streams of the Armenian mountains, which unite through two main branches to form the Euphrates N of Malatya. The northernmost
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Euphrates River
EUPHRATES RIVER Largest river in western Asia, formed by the union of two rivers in Asia Minor, the Kara-Su and the Murat-Suyu. Its source is in central Armenia. The river flows generally in a southeasterly direction for some 1,800 miles (2,896.2 kilometers) until it reaches the Persian Gulf. At Korna,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Euphrates River
Euphrates (yoo-fray´teez) River, the largest river in western Asia. The headwaters of the Euphrates are two branches that originate in Armenia in eastern Turkey. The western branch (Kara Su) and the eastern branch (Murat Suyu) run westward from their sources and then join north of Malatiya, from which
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Euphrates
An aerial view of the Euphrates. JREUPHRATES. The largest river in western Asia. It has its source in central Armenia formed by the junction in Asia Minor of the Kara-su and Murad-su Rivers, from which it pursues a southeasterly course to the persian Gulf. It is about 1, 800 miles long. At Korna,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Euphrates
EUPHRATES. The largest river in W Asia, and on this account generally referred to as hannāhār, ‘the river’, in the OT (e.g. Dt. 11:24). It is sometimes mentioned by name, however, the Heb. form being perāṯ (e.g. Gn. 2:14; 15:18) derived from Akkadian purattu, which represents Sumerian buranun, and
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Euphrates
Euphrates (Gk. Euphrátēs)The longest and most important river of southwest Asia. The waters of the Euphrates nourished important cultures of Mesopotamia including the Sumerian, Akkadian, and Babylonian. Arguably no river was more important to the early development of urban civilization.The Euphrates
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Euphrates
Euphrates [ū frāˊtēz] (Heb. peraṯ; Akk. Purattu; Gk. Euphratēs). The largest river in Western Asia, and one of two important rivers of ancient Mesopotamia.
River, the
River, the. †A designation for the Euphrates (Heb. hannāhār; e.g., Gen. 31:21; 36:37; Exod. 23:31; 2 Sam. 10:16; the RSV usually “Euphrates”) or Nile river (ye˒ōr; e.g., Gen. 41:1–3, 17–18; Exod. 1:22; RSV “the Nile”) or tributaries (e.g., 7:19; cf. 2 Kgs. 19:24; Isa. 7:18; RSV “streams”).
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Euphrates
EUPHRATES One of the largest rivers of western Asia, about 2,000 miles long; known as Purattu in Accadian. The Persians called it Uprattu, meaning ‘the good’—hence the Greek form, Euphrates. In the Bible it is referred to by several names, among them the ‘great river’ or just ‘the river’.The Euphrates
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Euphrates
EUPHRATES פרתI. The MT refers to the Euphrates as Pĕrāt, ‘Euphrates’, nĕhar Pĕrāt, ‘River Euphrates’, and as (han)nāhār, ‘(the) River’. The designation hannāhār haggādôl, ‘the Great River’, was applied to the Euphrates (Gen 15:18; Deut 1:7; Josh 1:4) as well as to the Tigris (Dan 10:4). The
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Euphrates
EUPHRATES The chief river of Mesopotamia. The Euphrates emerges from its source in the mountains of Armenia, through the union of the two rivers, Kara Su and Murad Nehri; it then flows into the great plain of Mesopotamia, uniting with the Tigris River and emptying into the Persian Gulf. The river is
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