Pharpar (Fahr´pahr)

One of the two rivers of Damascus according to (2Kgs 5:12). It is probably to be identified with the modern Nahr el-Awaj, which flows from Mt. Hermon in an easterly direction and passes about ten miles south of Damascus. Together with the Abana (modern Nahr el-Barada) it waters the fertile Damascus oasis.

2Kgs 5:12

12Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them, and be clean?” He turned and went away in a ... View more

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