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Pharpar
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Pharpar
Pharpar (פַּרְפַּר‎, parpar). A river near Damascus. Naaman argued that its waters and those of the Abana River would be better than the Jordan for curing his leprosy (2 Kgs 5:12).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Pharpar (Place)
PHARPAR (PLACE) [Heb parpar (פַּרְפַּר)]. A river in Syria near Damascus. 2 Kgs 5:1 records that Naaman, the commander of the Syrian army, had leprosy. An Israelite captive girl informed him that a prophet in Samaria could cure him. So he went to Elisha (v 9) who did not bother to come out of the house
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Pharpar
Pharpar. One of two rivers named by Naaman as in or near Damascus (2 Kgs 5:12). Its exact identity is uncertain. One tradition identifies it with the Taura, one of seven waterways branching off the Barada River, which flows through Damascus. Another identifies it with the Awaj, a river originating in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Pharpar
Pharpar färʹpär [Heb. parpar]. One of the two rivers of Damascus mentioned by Naaman (2 K. 5:12). It is difficult to determine the exact location of this river. Two possibilities have been suggested. Some believe Abana and Pharpar are two tributaries of the Nahr Baradā, which flows through Damascus.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Pharpar
PHARPAR One of two rivers named by Naaman as in or near Damascus (2 Kgs 5:12). Its exact identity is uncertain. One tradition identifies it with the Taura, one of seven waterways branching off the Barada River, which flows through Damascus. Another identifies it with the Awaj, a river originating in
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Pharpar
Pharpar (fahr´pahr), one of the two rivers of Damascus according to 2 Kings 5:12. It is probably to be identified with the modern Nahr el-Awaj, which flows from Mount Hermon in an easterly direction and passes about ten miles south of Damascus. Together with the Abana (modern Nahr el-Barada) it waters
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Pharpar
PHARPAR (‘swift’). One of the two ‘rivers of Damascus’ of which Naaman boasted (2 Ki. 5:12). 64 km long, it is one of the tributaries of the *Abana or Barada, flows E from Hermon a little S of Damascus, and is now called the ‘Awaj’.J. D. Douglas.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Pharpar
Pharpar (Heb. parpar)A river in Syria mentioned with the Abana at 2 Kgs. 5:12. It is generally thought to be the modern Nahr el-Aʿwaj, 16 km. (10 mi.) S of Damascus.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Pharpar
Pharpar [färˊpär] (Heb. parpar). A river in Syria mentioned with the Abana at 2 Kgs. 5:12. It is generally thought to be the modern Nahr el-A˓waj, 13 km. (8 mi.) south of Damascus.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Pharpar
PHARPAR One of the two rivers of Damascus (2 Kgs. 5:12 rising in the foothills of Mount Hermon; today possibly the River Barbar, which flows south of Damascus.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Pharpar
PHARPAR A river near Damascus in Syria. The prophet Elisha advised Naaman, the Syrian commander, to bathe in the Jordan River to cure his leprosy. At first Naaman was perplexed, and complained that the Abana and Pharpar rivers of Damascus were “better than all the waters of Israel” (2 Kings 5:1–12).