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is probably a word of Aryan origin, signifying “the good and abounding river. ” It is most frequently denoted in the Bible by the term “the river.” The Euphrates is the largest, the longest and by far the most important of the rivers of western Asia. It rises from two chief sources in the Armenian […]

-A river in the garden of Eden Ge 2:14 -The eastern limit of the kingdom of Israel Ge 15:18; Ex 23:31; De 1:7; 11:24; Jos 1:4; 2Sa 8:3; 1Ki 4:21; 1Ch 5:9; 18:3 -Pharaoh-necho, king of Egypt, made conquest to 2Ki 24:7; Jer 46:2-10 -On the banks of, Jeremiah symbolically buries his sash Jer 13:1-7 […]

Hebrew, Perath; Assyrian, Purat; Persian cuneiform, Ufratush, whence Greek Euphrates, meaning “sweet water.” The Assyrian name means “the stream,” or “the great stream.” It is generally called in the Bible simply “the river” (Ex. 23:31), or “the great river” (Deut. 1:7). The Euphrates is first mentioned in Gen. 2:14 as one of the rivers of […]