River נהר
(1,288 words)

I. Name

Rivers, as sources of water, are of great importance for agricultural life: especially in regions with large streams and irrigation culture. In such areas, rivers provide the possibility of shipping, but they can become threatening when there is serious flooding. They are a means of economical and cultural exchange. At the same time, however, rivers demarcate frontiers whose crossing is dangerous. Water currents in th…

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F. Stolz, “River נהר”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 20 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_River>

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