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Hiddekel

Hebrew: חִדֶּקֶל —transliteration: Chiddeqel

Hiddekel is the name of two Biblical rivers.

  1. Hiddekel of Eden

    This is a river created by God in the pre-Flood world in the land of Eden. It is now extinct, destroyed by the worldwide Flood catastrophe.

    It was the 3rd of 4 rivers of the paradise world God created (Genesis 2:14).

  2. Hiddekel of Mesopotamia

    also known as: Idikla

    The Hebrew name Hiddekel is also associated with a river of the post-Flood world, the Tigris.

    Matthew G. Easton writes of this river,

    Hiddekel was called by the Accadians Idikla; i.e., “the river of Idikla.”

    Gesenius interprets the word as meaning “the rapid Tigris.”

    The [modern, post-Flood] Tigris river rises in the mountains of Armenia, 15 miles south of the source of the Euphrates, which, after pursuing a southeast course, it joins at Kurnah, about 50 miles above Bassorah. Its whole length is about 1,150 miles.

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Article Version: July 16, 2021