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Holman Bible Dictionary
(ab' uh nuh) or ABANAH (NASB) River in Damascus in Syria. In his anger Naaman wanted to wash here rather than in the dirty Jordan (2 Kings 5:12
). Many Hebrew manuscripts, the Septuagint and Targums call the river the Amana. See Song of Song of Solomon 4:8
. Its modern name is Barada, and it travels swiftly from snow-capped Mount Hermon through Damascus to end in a marsh.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Abana'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/a/abana.html. 1991.