2 Kings 5:12

Overview - 2 Kings 5
Naaman, by the report of a captive maid, is sent to Samaria to be cured of his leprosy.
Elisha, sending him to Jordan cures him.
15 He refusing Naaman's gifts grants him some of the earth.
20 Gehazi, abusing his master's name unto Naaman, is smitten with leprosy.
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2 Kings 5:12  (King James Version)
Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.
 


Abana and Pharpar
or, Amana.
This river is evidently the Barrada, or Barda, as the Arabic renders, the Chrysorrhoas of the Greeks, which taking its rise in Antilibanus, runs eastward towards Damascus, where it is divided into three streams, one of which passes through the city, and the other two through the gardens; which reuniting at the east of the city, forms a lake about five or six leagues to the south-east, called Behairat el Marj, or, Lake of the Meadow
Pharpar was probably one of the branches.

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