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Many rivers are mentioned in Scripture.

  1. Abana river

  2. Ahava river

  3. Amana river

  4. Hebrew: 'Aphik, properly the channel or ravine that holds water (2 Samuel 22:16), translated “brook,” “river,” “stream,” but not necessarily a perennial stream (Ezek. 6:3; 31:12; 32:6; 34:13).

  5. Arnon river

  6. Cestrus river

  7. Chebar river

  8. Cherith river

  9. Cydnus river

  10. Euphrates river

  11. Gihon river

  12. Gozan, river of

  13. Habor river

  14. Hiddekel river

  15. Jabbok river

  16. Jordan river. Also see: Swelling of Jordan

  17. Kanah stream

  18. Kishon river

  19. Me-jarkon river

  20. Hebrew: nahal, in winter a “torrent,” in summer a “wady” or valley (Genesis 32:23; Deuteronomy 2:24; 3:16; Isaiah 30:28; Lam. 2:18; Ezek. 47:9).

    These winter torrents sometimes come down with great suddenness and with desolating force. A distinguished traveller thus describes his experience in this matter:

    “I was encamped in Wady Feiran, near the base of Jebel Serbal, when a tremendous thunderstorm burst upon us. After little more than an hour’s rain, the water rose so rapidly in the previously dry wady that I had to run for my life, and with great difficulty succeeded in saving my tent and goods; my boots, which I had not time to pick up, were washed away. In less than two hours a dry desert wady upwards of 300 yards broad was turned into a foaming torrent from 8 to 10 feet deep, roaring and tearing down and bearing everything upon it, tangled masses of tamarisks, hundreds of beautiful palmtrees, scores of sheep and goats, camels and donkeys, and even men, women, and children, for a whole encampment of Arabs was washed away a few miles above me. The storm commenced at five in the evening; at half-past nine the waters were rapidly subsiding, and it was evident that the flood had spent its force.” (Compare Matthew 7:27; Luke 6:49.)

  21. Nahar, a “river” continuous and full, a perennial stream, as the Jordan, the Euphrates (Genesis 2:10; 15:18; Deuteronomy 1:7; Psalms 66:6; Ezek. 10:15).

  22. Nile river

  23. Orontes river at Antioch

  24. Pactolus river at Sardis

  25. Pharpar river

  26. Pison river

  27. Tel’alah, a conduit, or water-course (1 Kings 18:32; 2 Kings 18:17; 20:20; Job 38:25; Ezek. 31:4).

  28. Peleg, properly “waters divided,” i.e., streams divided, throughout the land (Psalms 1:3); “the rivers [i.e., ‘divisions’] of waters” (Job 20:17; 29:6; Proverbs 5:16).

  29. Rivers of Babylon

  30. Rivers of Damascus

  31. River of Egypt. Also see: Stream of Egypt

  32. River of fire—“A river of fire was flowing” in Daniel’s prophetic vision of four beasts (Daniel 7:10).
  33. River of Gad

  34. River of God

  35. Rivers of Judah

  36. Shihor-Libnath

  37. Sihor river (Nile)

  38. 'Ubhal, “a river” (Dan. 8:2).

  39. Ulai river

  40. Ye'or, i.e., “great river,” probably from an Egyptian word (Aur), commonly applied to the Nile (Genesis 41:1-3), but also to other rivers (Job 28:10; Isaiah 33:21).

  41. Yubhal, “a river” (Jeremiah 17:8), a full flowing stream.

  42. Zered (river of the wilderness