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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary


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The Hebrews give the name of "the river," without any addition, sometimes to the Nile, sometimes to the Euphrates, and sometimes to Jordan. It is the tenor of the discourse that must determine the sense of this vague and uncertain way of speaking. They give also the name of river to brooks and rivulets that are not considerable. The name of river is sometimes given to the sea, Habakkuk 3:8 ; Psalms 78:16 . It is also used as a symbol for plenty, Job 29:6 ; Psalms 36:8 .

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'River'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. 1831-2.

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