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Babylonian word meaning: the current, broad-flowing

This was one of the “four heads” into which the river which watered the garden of Eden was divided (Genesis 2:11). Some have misidentified it with the modern Phasis, others with the Halys, others the Jorak or Acampis, others the Jaab, the Indus, the Ganges, etc. In reality, the garden, all the rivers and the entire Earth were undoubtedly destroyed and reshaped by the worldwide Flood cataclysm described in Genesis which covered all the high mountains under heaven.