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Occurrences2 Kings 5:12 Aren't Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn't I wash in them, and be clean?" So he turned and went away in a rage.
ab'-a-na, a-ba'-na ('abhanah (Kethibh, Septuagint, Vulgate)), or AMANA a-ma'-na ('amanah (Qere, Peshitta, Targum); the King James Version Abana (American Standard Revised Version, margin Amana), the Revised Version (British and American) ABANAH (Revised Version, margin Amanah)): Mentioned in 2 Kings 5:12, along with the PHARPAR (which see), as one of the principal rivers of Damascus. The reading Amana (meaning possibly the "constant," or perennial stream) is on the whole preferable. Both forms of the name may have been in use, as the interchange of an aspirated b (bh = v) and m is not without parallel (compare Evil-merodach = Amilmarduk).
AB'ANA, a river, now Barada "cold" whose sources are in the mountains of Lebanon, 24 ms. n. w. of Damascus. From one spring, at Zebedani, 3610 ft. above the sea, it descends 1350 ft. to the city through which it runs and continues 15 ms. e. to a marshy lake. There are at least 43 villages upon the main stream e. of the city and upon its canals, and it waters, or enriches, a bout 320 sq. ms. of country. The only reference is in 2 Kings 5:12.
Strong's HebrewH71: Abanah
a river near Damascus