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abana


abana


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Abana 
  stony  (Heb.  marg.  "Amanah,"  perennial),  the  chief  river  of 
  Damascus  (2  Kings  5:12).  Its  modern  name  is  Barada,  the 
  Chrysorrhoas  or  "golden  stream,"  of  the  Greeks.  It  rises  in  a 
  cleft  of  the  Anti-Lebanon  range,  about  23  miles  north-west  of 
  Damascus,  and  after  flowing  southward  for  a  little  way  parts 
  into  three  smaller  streams,  the  central  one  flowing  through 
  Damascus,  and  the  other  two  on  each  side  of  the  city,  diffusing 
  beauty  and  fertility  where  otherwise  there  would  be  barrenness. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Abana,  made  of  stone;  a  building