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GIHON (from root ‘to burst forth,’ 1 Kings 1:33 ; 1 Kings 1:35 ; 1Ki 1:45 , 2 Chronicles 32:30 ; 2 Chronicles 33:14 ). 1. A spring near Jerusalem, evidently sacred and therefore selected as the scene of Solomon’s coronation ( 1 Kings 1:32 ). Hezekiah made an aqueduct from it ( 2 Chronicles 32:30 ). Undoubtedly the modern ‘Ain umm ed-deraj or ‘Virgin’s Fount.’ See Siloam. 2. One of the four rivers of Paradise. See Eden [Garden of].

E. W. G. Masterman.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Gihon'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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