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1. One of the rivers in the garden of Eden, now quite unknown. Genesis 2:13 .

2. Place near Jerusalem where Solomon was anointed and proclaimed king. Hezekiah stopped the upper water-courses of Gihon and brought the water down to the west side of the city of David. Manasseh also built a wall "on the west side of Gihon, in the valley even to the entering in at the fish-gate." 1 Kings 1:33,38,45; 2 Chronicles 32:30; 2 Chronicles 33:14 . Some locate Gihon at the Pool of Siloam, others at the Fountain of the Virgin; and some associate the 'lower pool of Gihon' with the Birket es Sultan at the S.W. of the city.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Gihon'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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