Gihon (of Eden)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gihon of Eden
Gihon of Eden (גִּיחוֹן‎, gichon). A river flowing out of Eden, described as winding through the land of Cush (Gen 2:13).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gihon (Place)
GIHON (PLACE) [Heb gı̂ḥôn (גִּיחֹון)]. The name of two sources of water; though it is possible that they are not independent of one another.1. According to three connected communications, an important spring in Jerusalem, presented as the place where Solomon is said to have been anointed king (cf.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. One of the four rivers of the Garden of Eden, described as the “one which flows around the whole land of Cush” (Gen. 2:13). Assuming that Cush referred to Ethiopia, some scholars identified it with the Nile; but it seems certain now that the Cush referred to here was the area of Mesopotamia from which
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gihon (gi´hon; Heb., “a bursting forth”).1 The second of the four rivers flowing “out of Eden to water the garden”; it is the one said to flow around the whole land of Cush (Gen. 2:10, 13). Gihon was once equated with the Nile on the assumption that Cush meant Abyssinia (modern Ethiopia), but it is
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Entrance to Virgin’s Fount. JRGIHON1. Gihon (from gɩ̂aḥ, “to gush forth”) was the name given to one of the four rivers emerging from Eden “which flows around the whole land of Cush” (Gen 2:13, RSV), apparently meaning the area E of Mesopotamia (or possibly the Nile, which would extend Eden as far
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
GIHON (Heb. gîḥôn, ‘stream’). 1. One of the four rivers of the Garden of *Eden, which has been identified variously with the Oxus, Araxes, Ganges, Nile and many other rivers. The Nile identification arises from the statement that it wound through (sāḇaḇ) the land of *Cush (Gn. 2:13), which is identified
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gihon (Heb. gɩ̂ḥôn, giḥôn)1. One of the four rivers that branched off of that which watered the garden of Eden (Gen. 2:13). Since the Gihon flowed through the land of Cush (usually an OT reference to a region south of Egypt, i.e., Nubia or North Sudan), it has sometimes been equated with the Nile.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
GIHON a) One of the four rivers flowing from the Garden of Eden, ‘that encompasseth the whole land of Ethiopia’ (Gen. 2:13). It is most probably a legendary river, although some suggest that it should be identified with the Nile.b) A spring in the valley of Kidron, the most important source of water
Catholic Bible Dictionary
GIHON1. One of the four rivers of Paradise (Gen 2:13); it flowed around the land of Cush. Although attempts have been made to identify the river with a specific geographic location, such as the Nile River, in particular the Nubian or Sudanese part of the Nile, no definite identification may ever be
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gi´hon (a stream).1. The second river of Paradise. Gen. 2:13. [Eden.]2. A place near Jerusalem, memorable as the scene of the anointing and proclamation of Solomon as king. 1 Kings 1:33, 38, 45.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
GI´HON (giʹhon; “a gushing fountain”).1. One of the four rivers of Eden (Gen. 2:13). The Gihon and also the Pishon are presumably canals (called rivers in Babylonia) that connected the Tigris and Euphrates as ancient riverbeds. Biblical notices place the Garden of Eden somewhere in the Tigris-Euphrates