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Egypt, River of

Egypt, River of

Frequently mentioned in the Old Testament (Num. 34:5; Josh. 15:4, 47; 1 Kgs. 8:65; 2 Kgs. 24:7). The word translated river is really brook; consequently the name denotes not the Nile, but the Wady el ʼArish, on the border of Egypt, in northern Sinai.