Pharpar


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Pharpar

(fär`pər), in the Bible, river of Damascus. Its identity with the Awaj, a river flowing easterly south of the city, is doubtful. The other river of Damascus was the AbanaAbana
, in the Bible, river of Damascus. It is probably the Barada, flowing near Damascus. See also Pharpar.
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There is an honored old tradition that the immense garden which Damascus stands in was the Garden of Eden, and modern writers have gathered up many chapters of evidence tending to show that it really was the Garden of Eden, and that the rivers Pharpar and Abana are the "two rivers" that watered Adam's Paradise.
He says: "Are not Abana and Pharpar rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel?
Namaan balks, "Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel?
His servants' observation overcomes Naaman's resistance to washing in the waters of the Jordan, which initially seem much less to him than the waters of the Abana and the Pharpar rivers flowing through Damascus (5:12).