also known as: Shi'hor, river Nile

Meaning: black; dark

the name given to the river Nile in Isaiah 23:3; Jeremiah 2:18

In Joshua 13:3 it is probably “the river of Egypt,” i.e., the Wady el-Arish (1 Chronicles 13:5), which flows “before Egypt”, i.e., in a northeasterly direction from Egypt, and enters the sea about 50 miles southwest of Gaza.

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