Gihon (of Jerusalem)
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A spring located on the east side of Jerusalem, in the Kidron Valley. A significant water source for Jerusalem in antiquity.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gihon, Spring of
Gihon, Spring of. Site in Jerusalem where Solomon was anointed as king (1 Kgs 1:33, 38, 45). There are two sources of running water in Jerusalem: (1) the ‘Ain Umm el Daraj’ (also known as the Spring of the Mother of Steps, Gihon in the OT, and to Christians as the Virgin’s Fountain), which lies at the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
2. A spring in Jerusalem, evidently sacred, and for that reason selected as the scene of Solomon’s coronation (1 K. 1:38). Ps. 110:7 may suggest that it became customary for a new king to drink of Gihon’s waters during his coronation ceremony. It is the spring known to the Moslems as ʿAin Umm ed-Daraj
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gihon, Spring of
GIHON, SPRING OF Site in Jerusalem where Solomon was anointed as king (1 Kgs 1:33, 38, 45). There are two sources of running water in Jerusalem: The first is the Ain Umm el Daraj’ (also known as the spring of the Mother of Steps, in the OT as Gihon, and to Christians as the Virgin’s Fountain), which
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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