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River flowing from Hermon south of Damascus, where it turns to the southeast and flows into the Lakes of the Marj. Thomson identifies the stream with Al-A' waj G. A. Smith and Socin (in Baedeker) with Al-Sabirani, which unites with the A' waj before it reaches the lakes. Being advised by the prophet Elisha to bathe in the Jordan, Naaman demurred, exclaiming: "Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel?" (IIKings 5:12).

Bibliography : Schwarz, Palestine , p. 54 Thomson, The Land and the Book , 3:359, 398,429 Smith, Historical Geography of the Holy Land , p. 642 Baedeker, Palä stina , 3d ed., pp. 268, 312.E. G. H. S. O.
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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Pharpar'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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