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The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.
King James Bible
And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
Darby Bible Translation
And the name of the second river is Gihon: that is it which surrounds the whole land of Cush.
World English Bible
The name of the second river is Gihon: the same river that flows through the whole land of Cush.
Young's Literal Translation
and the name of the second river is Gibon, it is that which is surrounding the whole land of Cush;
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There is bdellium (בדלח bedolach) and the onyx stone, אבן השהם eben hashshoham - Bochart thinks that the bedolach or bdellium means the pearl-oyster; and shoham is generally understood to mean the onyx, or species of agate, a precious stone which has its name from ονυξ a man's nail, to the color of which it nearly approaches. It is impossible to say what is the precise meaning of the original words; and at this distance of time and place it is of little consequence.
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Gihon. The Araxes, which runs into the Caspian sea.
Ethiopia. Heb. Cush. The country of the ancient Cussaei.
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The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold.
(The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin and onyx are also there.)
The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
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