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Abana Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
stony (Heb. marg. "Amanah," perennial), the chief river of Damascus (2 Kings 5:12). Its modern name is Barada, the Chrysorrhoas, or "golden stream," of the Greeks. It rises in a cleft of the Anti-Lebanon range, about 23 miles north-west of Damascus, and after flowing southward for a little way parts into three smaller streams, the central one flowing through Damascus, and the other two on each side of the city, diffusing beauty and fertility where otherwise there would be barrenness.
Smith's Bible Dictionary

(perennial, stony), one of the "rivers of Damascus." (2 Kings 5:12) The Barada and the Awaj are now the chief streams of Damascus, the former representing the Abana and the latter the Pharpar of the text. The Barada (Abana) rises in the Antilibanus, at about 23 miles from the city, after flowing through which it runs across the plain, of whose fertility it is the chief source, till it loses itself in the lake or marsh Bahret-el-Kibliyeh.
  
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
made of stone; a building
  
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About
Abana Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Abana may refer to:
Places
  • Abana River, a biblical river near Damascus
  • Abana, Kastamonu, a district of Kastamonu Province, Turkey
  • Abana, Quebec, a locality in Quebec, Canada

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