Abana

2 Kings 5:12
(stony). A river of Damascus, preferred by Naaman to the Jordan for healing purposes (2 Kings 5:1212Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage. (2 Kings 5:12)). Believed to be identical with the present Barada, which rises in the Anti-Libanus range, twenty-three miles N. W. of Damascus, runs by several streams through the city, and thence across a plain into the “Meadow Lakes,” where it is comparatively lost.