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and Pharpar Abana

Rivers of Damascus, 2 Kings 5:12. The Abana, (or, Amana), was undoubtedly the present Barada, the Chrysorrhoas of the Greeks. It is a clear, cold, and swift mountain stream, rising in Anti-Lebanon, north east of Hermon, flowing south east into the plain, and near Damascus turning eastward, skirting the northern wall of the city, and terminating 20 miles east in one of three large lakes. It is a perennial river, and so copious, that though no less than nine or ten branches or canals are drawn off from it to irrigate the plain and supply the city and the villages around it, the stream is a large one to the end.

The only other independent river of any size in the territory of Damascus is the Awaj, which crosses the plain south of Damascus, and enters the southernmost of the three lakes above referred to. This is supposed to be the Pharpar of the Bible. As these rivers of Damascus were never dry, but made the region they watered like the Garden of Eden for fertility and beauty, Naaman might well contrast them with most of "the waters of Israel," which dry up under the summer sun. See AMANA.

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Mr. Evil-Questioning Tried and Executed
... "Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of
Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean?""2 Kings 5:12. ...
/.../spurgeons sermons volume 6 1860/mr evil-questioning tried and executed.htm

A Little Jewish Maid.
... heal me. Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the
waters of Israel? May I not wash in them and be clean?". ...
/.../anonymous/children of the old testament/a little jewish maid.htm

A Little Maid of Israel.
... "Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters
of Israel? May I not wash in them and be clean?" he said. ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter xxix a little maid.htm

The Conversion of Paul.
... traveller like a vision of paradise amidst a burning and barren wilderness of sand;
it is watered by the never-failing rivers Abana and Pharpar (which Naaman ...
/.../history of the christian church volume i/section 31 the conversion of.htm

Naaman
... the leper." When told to wash in the Jordan, his pride was touched, and in
mortification and disappointment he exclaimed, "Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 20 naaman.htm

PM Whittier. Patience.
... 5 But, O, we shrink from Jordan's side, From waters which alone can save;
And murmur for Abana's banks And Pharpar's brighter wave. ...
/.../book of hymns for public and private devotion/278 p m whittier patience.htm

Obedience to God the Way to Faith in Christ.
... and rarer than the mere obvious duty of obedience to God; we are loth to seek Christ
in the waters of Jordan rather than in Pharpar and Abana, rivers of ...
/.../newman/parochial and plain sermons vol viii/sermon xiv obedience to god.htm

Naaman the Syrian
... I can fancy Naaman's indignation as he asks, "Are not Abana and Pharpar,
rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? ...
//christianbookshelf.org/moody/men of the bible/iii naaman the syrian.htm

The Christian Described
... "What is Jordan? Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all
the waters in Israel? May I not wash in them and be clean?" saith he. ...
/.../bunyan/the riches of bunyan/xii the christian described.htm

Paul's Departure and Crown;
... 'Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel;
may I not wash in them and be clean?' saith he (2 Kings 5:10-12). ...
/.../bunyan/the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/pauls departure and crown.htm



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