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1. One of the four rivers of Paradise; as some suppose, the Araxes, Genesis 2:13 . See EDEN , and EUPHRATES .

2. A fountain near Jerusalem on the west, besides which Solomon was anointed king, 1 Kings 1:33,38 . Hezekiah covered it over, and brought its waters by a subterranean channel into the city, 2 Chronicles 32:3,30 33:14 . A pool still exists in the spot referred to, three hundred feet long, two hundred wide, and twenty deep, with steps at two corners; and recently, in digging to lay the foundations of the Anglican church, an immense conduit was discovered running east and west, thirty feet under ground built of stone and coated with cement, and partly cut out of solid rock. Probably this was connected with the fountain of Gibon.

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These files are public domain and are a derivative of the topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Gihon'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. 1859.

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