|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » General Topics » Words and languages in schools » Gihon Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#119538 - 01/10/04 07:42 PM Gihon
In the Rudyard Kipling short story "The Little Foxes", the action takes place close to a River Gihon in Abyssinia.
I remembered the name of the Spring Gihon, mentioned in Chronicles,in the Bible. About 700 BC, Kind Hezekiah, when Assyrians under Sennacherib were threatening to attack Jerusamem, had the waters of the spring diverted to a
tunnel bringing the water beneath the city wall to a
well inside the wall, and the outside covered to prevent
Assyrians from having drinking water needed for a siege.
Here's a URL about Hezekiah's Tunnel:
There are Jews in Ethiopia. I wonder if they brought the
name "Gihon" with them.
#119539 - 01/13/04 01:58 AM Re: Gihon
Apparently Hezekiah's tunnel still brings water to Jerusalem: http://www.nature.com/nsu/030908/030908-9.html
Forum Stats 8795 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members acousticsman, Ramesh, busworlf, ayushji, SpeechlessInPDX
8796 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 29 Guests and 4 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
LukeJavan8 103 wofahulicodoc 103 endymion6 83 A C Bowden 32 Tromboniator 10 May 4 kenpk 1 Raynbeaugirl 1
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11610 tsuwm 10526 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 LukeJavan8 7076 AnnaStrophic 6511 Wordwind 6296 wofahulicodoc 5453 of troy 5400
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 2014 Wordsmith