The word 'Euphrates' and its meaning

Mr. Timothy T. Dickens (
Mon, 16 Sep 1996 21:00:09

Dear Friends,

My question has to do with a verse of scripture found in
Gen2:14. How does the Hebrew word 'phrt' become 'Euphrates' in
English? First, 'Euphrates is a Greek word, and when I looked it
up in the 9th ed. of LSJ, I did not find one single entry! It is
obvious to me that the ...phr...' in Euphrates is from the Hebrew
'phrt.' But just what 'Euphrates' is suppossed to mean in Greek is
beyond me (or LSJ 9th ed.)


Timothy T. Dickens
Smyrna, GA Home School

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