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Hebrew name for the TigrisTigris
, river of SW Asia, c.1,150 mi (1,850 km) long, rising in the Taurus Mts., E Turkey, and flowing SE through Iraq to join the Euphrates River, with which it forms the Shatt al Arab.
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(48) Eden can be localized at the confluence of the four rivers: Euphrates, Hiddekel (Tigris), Pishon (from Saudi Arabia into Kuwait, now blocked by sand dunes), and Gihon (from Iran).