The Definition of the word Abana
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.