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Nahr Abī Fuṭrus
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, the name used by the mediaeval Muslim writers for the modern river Yarkon which runs into the Mediterranean through Tel Aviv about 5 km. to the north of Jaffa. In the Bible it is called Me Yarkon , probably “the Green Waters” (Joshua, xix. 46). In the later Middle Ages and in modern times, the river assumes a new Arabic name, that of Nahr al-ʿAwd̲j̲āʾ, “the Crooked River”. The Crusaders called it “La Grand Rivière” (G. A. Smith, The historical geography of the Holy Land 4, London 1897, 116 n. 6).

The name Abū Fuṭrus is the Arabic corruption of Antipatris, the fortress and town built …

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Sharon, M., “Nahr Abī Fuṭrus”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5758>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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