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Hebrew: חִדֶּקֶל —transliteration: Chiddeqel
Hiddekel is the name of two Biblical rivers.
Hiddekel of Eden
It was the 3rd of 4 rivers of the paradise world God created (Genesis 2:14).
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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