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the name of one of the four rivers the source of which was in paradise, Genesis 2:13 . ( See EDEN. ) Reland, Calmet, &c, think that Gihon is the Araxes, which has its source, as well as the Tigris and Euphrates, in the mountains of Armenia, and, running with almost incredible rapidity, falls into the Caspian Sea. Gihon was also the name of a fountain to the west of Jerusalem, at which Solomon was anointed king by the high priest Zadok, and the Prophet Nathan, 1 Kings 1:33 .

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

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