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  Gihon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gihon is the title of a river first mentioned in the second chapter of the Biblical book of Genesis.
The Gihon is mentioned as one of four rivers issuing out of the Garden of Eden that branched from a single river within the garden.
The Gihon is described as "encircling the entire land of Cush", a name associated with Ethiopia elsewhere in the Bible.
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 Gihon (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
Furthermore, in all probability the Gihon and all the other rivers were destroyed by the worldwide Flood cataclysm described in Genesis.
Gihon is also the name of the only natural spring of water in or near Jerusalem.
It is the opinion of some that the former was the "upper" and the latter the "lower" Pool of Gihon (2 Kings 18:17; Isa.
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 Genesis 2:13 The name of the second river is Gihon:
And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Cush.
And the name of the second river is Gihon: that is it which surrounds the whole land of Cush.
And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
bible.cc /genesis/2-13.htm   (183 words)

Sungai yang kedua bernama Gihon; airnya mengalir mengelilingi tanah Kus.
Maka nama sungai yang kedua itu Gihon; ia itu melengkung seluruh tanah Kusy.
Den annen elv heter Gihon; det er den som løper omkring hele landet Kus.
www.websters-online-dictionary.org /definition/english/GI/GIHON.html   (1025 words)

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The Gihon Spring is located even today at the base of what was called the "Ophel" (a swelling of the earth in the form of a small mountain dome) once situated just to the north and abutting to "Mount Zion" (the City of David).
The Gihon fountain, which is also called the fountain of the, is one of Jerusalem's earliest sources of water.
In a land as dry as the Land of Israel, the main consideration in determining the location of a city or village, is its proximity to the nearest water source.
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 Gihon (2) (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) :: Bible Tools
The spring is intermittent in character, "bursting up" at intervals: this feature may account for the name Gihon and for its sacred characters.
The spring is approached by a steep descent down 30 steps, the water rising deep underground; the condition is due to the vast accumulation of rubbish--the result of the many destructions of the city--which now fills the valley bed.
The preeminent position of importance which Gihon held in the eyes of the earlier inhabitants of Jerusalem is shown by the extraordinary number of passages, rock cuttings, walls and aqueducts which exist all about the spring.
bibletools.org /index.cfm/fuseaction/Def.show/RTD/ISBE/ID/3795   (664 words)

Once Gihon was equated with the Nile on the assumption that Cush meant Abyssinia, but it almost certainly indicates a now unidentifiable irrigation channel in southern Iraq, ‘Cush’; being the land of the Kassites.
Gihon is Jerusalem’s only immediate source of water and could support a population of about twenty-five hundred.
The tunnel was carved from both ends simultaneously and follows a curiously winding course, perhaps to permit cutting a vertical shaft from inside the city to reach the water in a crisis.
www.bibletexts.com /glossary/gihon.htm   (396 words)

 Gihon -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The name ((The ancient Canaanitic language of the Hebrews that has been revived as the official language of Israel) Hebrew, Gichôn) may be interpreted as "bursting forth" or "gushing".
The Gihon is described as "encircling the entire land of (Click link for more info and facts about Cush) Cush", a name associated with (Ethiopia is a republic in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea; formerly called Abyssinia) Ethiopia elsewhere in the Bible.
Another proposed idea is that the Gihon river no longer exists, since the topography of the area has been altered by the (Click link for more info and facts about Noachian Flood) Noachian Flood.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/gi/gihon.htm   (325 words)

 Hezekiah's Tunnel and the Gihon Spring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This is so because The Gihon Spring was once Jerusalem's main water source and without it, it is questionable whether the city would have been settled at all.
Hezekiah's Tunnel and the Gihon Spring are located in the Kidron Valley, outside the Old City walls, in the City of David (Ir David), also known by the Arabs as Silwan.
The Gihon Spring, ancient Jerusalem's main water source, was located outside the city walls during the reign of King Hezekiah (715-687 BCE).
www.ohav.org /travel/hezekiahtunnel.html   (757 words)

 :: Gihon - Welcome ::
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Gihon Telecommunication is offering a total outsourcing package of cellular infrastructure networking assignment, which are covering site acquisition, survey engineering, permit granted service, tower and technical room construction - including mechanical and electrical work - and also equipment installation.
Inspired by its root name with the meaning of as a spring, Gihon was founded with its vision to become like a spring in fulfilling the needs of people in life, always providing its richest in supplying and never be lack in sourcing.
www.gihon-indonesia.com   (172 words)

 Secrets of Gihon
In ancient times, a city's water supply was one its most important asset, and protecting it in times of siege was crucial.
The Gihon Spring was channeled through two long aqueducts at various times in the city's history.
One of these channels was the Shiloah tunnel, which wound it way outside the city limits and served as an irrigation source.
www.exn.ca /html/templates/printstory.cfm?ID=1998072361   (674 words)

 Hezekiah's Tunnel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Gihon Spring, which was outside the city, confronted King Hezekiah with a double dilemma: to ensure water for the besieged city, yet to deny the source of the water to the Assyrian forces.
The Bible describes Hezekiah's solution: "It was Hezekiah who stopped up the spring of water of Upper Gihon, leading it downward west of the City of David "(2 Chronicles 32:30).
The waters of the Gihon were diverted into the Gai wadi by means of a tunnel 533 meters (581 yards) long, which was hewed from both ends simultaneously, probably along the course of a natural cleft in the rock.
www.us-israel.org /jsource/Society_&_Culture/geo/heztun.html   (217 words)

 The Water System of Jerusalem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
One of the purposes of their investigation was to explore the Gihon Spring in order to clarify the nature of the ancient building projects surrounding the spring.
It has been argued by Shiloh (1981a:38; 1981b:170; 1984:23; 1987:219-20; 1992:292) that the Jebusites had not excavated a concatenation of subterranean tunnels connecting the Gihon Spring with their city and that what tunnels do exist were constructed by the Israelites after their conquest of the city.
Reich and Shukron have discovered a fortification surrounding the Gihon Spring which they date to the seventeenth or eighteenth centuries B.C.E., and which they say was connected to underground tunnels leading into the Jebusite city (Reich and Shukron 1999:32).
www.bibarch.com /Perspectives/6.2E.htm   (5956 words)

 Gihon Unity Apartments - Human Resource Development Foundation, Inc.
In July, 1988, Gihon Unity Apartments opened its doors to the elderly and disabled in the Parkersburg area.
Gihon Unity Apartments is a 50-unit Section 202 apartment complex, with a large multi-purpose room for recreational use.
In October, 2000, Gihon Unity Apartments was selected as one of the top performing Multifamily Properties in the United States.
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 Hezekiah's Tunnel
Jerusalem was particularly vulnerable because its only permanent water supply, the Gihon spring, which had sustained the city’s existence for thousands of years, was located outside the city walls.
Digging this tunnel was far from a simple matter considering that work was carried out in the depths of the earth, with minimal lighting by oil lamps, and with little oxygen.
Its goal was to channel the Gihon Spring waters from the Kidron Valley, through the bedrock under the hillside of the City of David, into a pool that lay within Jerusalem's walls, and out of the reach of the Assyrians, thus keeping a steady supply of water pumping into Jerusalem during Sennacherib’s anticipated siege.
www.inplainsite.org /html/hezekiahs_tunnel.html   (1578 words)

 Deir Yassin - milstein
Likewise, he leaves out of Gihon's account a condemnation of the massacre, and a declaration that as far as he (Gihon) knew, the operation was not authorized by the Hagana/Palmach.
According to Gihon’s report he did not meet with Yitzhak Levi, head of the Jerusalem Shai after this, was not briefed by him and Levi did not ask for further details (40).
Gihon and his friend slept in Givat Shaul on the night of April 8, in order to get out to their position at dawn on April 9.
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 A MISTAKEN TRANSLATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Since the garden was "toward the east" (Genesis 2:8) from the place at which Moses was writing (in southwest Asia), it is difficult to think that Ethiopia, which was toward the west, was in the area of the garden of Eden.
The head waters of four rivers were in the garden of Eden: (1) the Pishon; (2) the Gihon; (3) the Tigris; and (4) the Euphrates (Genesis 2:10-14, NASV).
Moses did not write that the Gihon River "compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia." Instead he wrote that the Gihon "compasseth the whole land of Cush" (Genesis 2:13).
www.hevanet.com /jamoran/ChristianArticles/Articles/McCord/amistakentranslation.html   (491 words)

 City of Toronto, City Council Legislative Documents
Gihon Spring Drive between Mount Olive Drive and Kidron Valley Drive is a two-lane roadway; with a sidewalk on both sides of the street.
School Bus Loading Zones are primarily used in urban areas, where children are not required to cross the street to access the bus.
Based on the staff examination of this matter and the favourable support of St. Angela's Catholic School Administration and Parents Association, Council's endorsement of the recommendations contained herein would be appropriate.
www.city.toronto.on.ca /legdocs/1999/agendas/committees/et/et990715/it002.htm   (562 words)

 Water Management in Herod's Temple
The Ark remained in "David’s House" at the Gihon Spring for 38 years until Solomon transported the Ark directly up the slope of the Ophel to place it in Solomon’s newly-built Temple of stone on the top of the Ophel mound.
Medieval Jews (such as the author of Jerahmeel) thought the Gihon Spring was selected by David and Solomon for the eastern entrance to the Temple to simulate in a typical manner this miraculous "Well of Miriam" (the sister of Moses) located at the same spot.
The Talmud describes it as "the threshold of the House (or, "Temple") of David." This "House of David" was at the entrance to the Gihon Spring.
www.askelm.com /temple/t011113.htm   (9655 words)

 Has the Garden of Eden been located at last?
They based their theories quite sensibly on the known antiquity of those regions, and on the notion that the mysterious Pison and Gihon were to be associated with those other two great rivers of the ancient world, the Nile and the Ganges.
It was irrigated not only by the still-existing Tigris and Euphrates but also by the Gihon, the Pison and their tributaries from the Arabian peninsula and from Iran.
In Hebrew the geographical reference was to "Gush" or "Kush." The translators of the King James Bible in the 17th century rendered Gush or Kush as "Ethiopia"---which is further to the south and in Africa--thus upsetting the geographical applecart and flummoxing researchers for centuries.
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 Blue Letter Bible - Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
1Ki 1:45 — And Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king in Gihon: and they are come up from thence rejoicing, so that the city rang again.
There is a canal from the pool to the city, which is uncovered part of the way, and, it is said, goes to the pool in the streets near the holy sepulchre.
This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper watercourse of Gihon, and brought it straight down to the west side of the city of David.
www.blueletterbible.org /tsk_b/1Ki/1/45.html   (521 words)

 New Evidence for the Site of the Temple in Jerusalem
The Ark of the Covenant and the Gihon Spring
This oscillating effect of the Gihon could be a reason the ancients called this single spring with the plural word "springs." Over the centuries the waters have lessened in quantity output and have assumed more of a constant flow.
Indeed, the Jewish authorities did not abandon the area around the Gihon Spring and its tributary waters of the Shiloah channel until the major earthquake of 1033 C.E. that destroyed the early Eudocian Wall constructed in the Byzantine period.
www.askelm.com /temple/t001211.htm   (10261 words)

 Actions and Reactions - Little Foxes
The Great River Gihon, well used to the moods of kings, slid between his mile-wide banks toward the sea, while the Governor praised God in a loud and searching cry never before heard by the river.
The Gihon Hunt read speeches and sentiments, and policies which amazed them, and they thanked God, prematurely, that their Province was too far off, too hot, and too hard worked to be reached by those speakers or their policies.
Then it reached them through the Press that they habitually flogged to death good revenue-paying cultivators who neglected to stop earths; but that the few, the very few who did not die under hippohide whips soaked in copperas, walked about on their gangrenous ankle-bones, and were known in derision as the Mudir's Cranes.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/lit/socialcommentary/ActionsandReactions/chap16.html   (6265 words)

 Is the Temple Location Really South of the Dome of the Rock
Due to the efforts of W.F. Birch and the discovery in 1880 C.E. of the Hezekiahan inscription about the construction of the tunnel from the Gihon Spring to the southern end of the southeast ridge, the controversy over the location of “Zion” was finally settled.
Martin contends that Jerusalem was built in ancient times around and over the Gihon Spring in order to have water form the only spring within a radius of five miles of the city.
Martin believes that this water source in the center of the Temple is the Gihon Spring south of the Dome of the Rock and on the southeastern ridge of Jerusalem.
www.contenderministries.org /prophecy/templelocation.php   (3219 words)

 Commonly accepted locations for Eden - TheologyWeb Campus
This would mean that for the Gihon to have originated in Eastern Turkey, would have had to travel across oceanic plates in the Mediterranean or Indian Ocean, to Lake Victoria in Africa, and then travel all the way back north to its river mouth in Mediterranean off the coast of Egypt.
The most identifiable river of the four in Genesis 2 is Gihon, as the river is described to go around the entire land of Cush, which at that time was well known to be the area south of Egypt.
This would mean that for the Gihon to have originated in Southern Iraq, it would have had to travel across oceanic plates in the Indian Ocean or the Red Sea to Lake Victoria in Africa, and then travel all the way back north to its river mouth in Mediterranean by Egypt.
www.theologyweb.com /forum/showthread.php?t=43894   (829 words)

 Daily Bible Study - Hezekiah's Tunnel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Bible records Hezekiah's solution: "This same Hezekiah closed the upper outlet of the waters of Gihon and directed them down to the west side of the city of David." (2 Chronicles 32:30 RSV).
The water from the Gihon was diverted into the Gai wadi by means of a tunnel 1,740 feet (530 meters) long.
Carved in the rock at the end of the tunnel, it described the meeting of the two groups of workers who had started from opposite ends of the tunnel.
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 Locating Jerusalem's Fountain Gate: Visiting the Secret Place   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
After briefly alluding to the repair and reconstruction of the Valley Gate, he adds the point that the same party, under the leadership of Hanun, went on to repair the one thousand cubit length of wall that extended southward as far as the Dung Gate (Nehemiah 3:13).
It is important to note here that this Fountain Gate was not a Jebusite-Israelite gate, which in The Mountain of the Lord (Mazar 1975) Mazar mused might be the Water Gate, in the abandoned course of the wall near the spring.
The Water Gate is presumably the one in the eastern wall leading to the Spring Gihon.
www.bibarch.com /Perspectives/6.2C.htm   (4603 words)

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