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HARP
(Heb. kinnor), the national instrument of the Hebrews. It was invented by Jubal (Gen. 4:21). Some think the word _kinnor_ denotes the whole class of stringed instruments. It was used as an accompaniment to songs of cheerfulness as well as of praise to God (Gen. 31:27; 1-Sam 16:23; 2-Chr 20:28; Psa 33:2;137:2). In Solomon's time harps were made of almug-trees (1-Kings 10:11, 1-Kings 10: 12). In 1......

PHARPAR
swift, one of the rivers of Damascus (2-Kings 5:12). It has been identified with the 'Awaj, "a small lively river." The whole of the district watered by the 'Awaj is called the Wady el-'Ajam, i.e., "the valley of the Persians", so called for some unknown reason. This river empties itself into the lake or marsh Bahret Hijaneh, on the east of Damascus. One of its branches bears the modern name of Wa......