Glossary of Terms

Pishon or Pison


Harper’s Bible Dictionary

edited by Paul J. Achtemier (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1985)

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Pishon, one of the rivers in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 2:11), but a minor one in the company of the Tigris and the Euphrates. There is no scholarly agreement on whether the reference in Genesis is to a river, or to a larger body of water, such as the Persian Gulf.


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