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Tigris River
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Tigris River
Tigris River (חִדֶּקֶל‎, chiddeqel, Τίγρις, Tigris). Transliterated as Hiddekel in some translations. A river that formed the eastern edge of ancient Mesopotamia. An important water source and transportation waterway.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Tigris River
Tigris River. One of the two major rivers that drains the Mesopotamian plain. Unlike the Euphrates, it is seldom mentioned in the Bible. In the description of the Garden of Eden, it is listed as the third of the four rivers that flowed out of the river that watered the garden (Gn 2:14, kjv Hiddekel).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tigris
Tigris t̄ʹgris [Heb. ḥiddeqel; Gk. Tigris, Tigrēs (Dnl. 10:4) < Old Pers. Tigrâ—‘arrow,’ originally < Sum. idiglat/idigna—‘ever-flowing river,’ through Assyr. i-di-ig-na or i-di-ig-lat]; AV OT HIDDEKEL. The well-known river of eastern Iraq which, together with the Euphrates to the west, enclosed
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Tigris River
TIGRIS RIVER One of the two major rivers that drains the Mesopotamian plain. Unlike the Euphrates, it is seldom mentioned in the Bible. In the description of the Garden of Eden, it is listed as the third of the four rivers that flowed out of the river that watered the Garden (Gn 2:14). Unfortunately,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Tigris River
Tigris (ti´gris) River, one of the two major rivers (the other is the Euphrates) that nourished an extensive floodplain providing the physical basis for the rise of civilization in the ancient Near East. In Gen. 2:14 it is identified as the third river “which flows east of Assyria” running out of Eden.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Tigris
Tigris River at Baghdad. JRTIGRIS. The Tigris River derives its name from the Gr. Tigris and Old Persian Tigrā. The modern Arabic name is Dijlah, which comes from the original Sumerian name for the river (Idigna), rendered in Assyrian and Babylonian as Idiqlat and by the Heb. ḥiddeqel.The Tigris
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Tigris
TIGRIS. The Gk. name for one of the four rivers marking the location of Eden (Hiddekel; Gn. 2:14; Akkad. Diglat; Arab. Dijlah). It rises in the Armenian Mountains and runs SE for 1,900 km via Diarbekr through the Mesopotamian plain to join the river *Euphrates 64 km N of the Persian Gulf, into which
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Tigris
Tigris (Gk. Tɩ́gris)The easternmost of the two rivers which give the region of Mesopotamia its name (Gk. mesopotamos, lit., “beween the rivers”). The Tigris (Heb. ḥiddeqel; Akk. idiglat) may have at one time emptied into the Persian Gulf, though today it and the Euphrates share a common mouth for some
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Tigris
Tigris [tīˊgrĭs] (Heb. ḥiddeqel; Gk. Tigris; Akk. Idiglat; O. Pers. Tigra).† The easternmost of the two major rivers of Mesopotamia. Formed from two branches that originate on the southern slopes of the Taurus mountains in Turkish Armenia, one south of Lake Geuljik and the other southwest
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Tigris
TIGRIS חדקלI. The OT refers to the Tigris as Ḥiddeqel. The designation hannāhār haggādôl, “the Great River” was applied to the Tigris in Dan 10:14, but otherwise refers to the →Euphrates. The two rivers appear as a pair in the expression ʾaram naharayim, “the Land of the Two Rivers”, i.e. (Western)
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Tigris
Ti´gris is used by the LXX as the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew Hiddekel, and occurs also in several of the apocryphal books, as in Tobit, ch. 6:1, Judith, ch. 1:6, and Ecclesiasticus, ch. 24:25. The Tigris, like the Euphrates, rises from two principal sources in the Armenian mountains, and flows into
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Tigris
TI´GRIS (tīʹgris). Used in the LXX as the equivalent of the Heb. Hiddeqel (“Hiddekel,” Gen. 2:14, marg.), one of the rivers of Eden. The name of Hiddekel, or Tigris, was also Akkad. In the old language of Babylonia it was termed Idiglat, Digla, “the encircling.” From Idliglat the Persians formed their
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