Sihor

Joshua 13:3; Isaiah 23:3; Jeremiah 2:18; Jeremiah 2:36; 1 Chronicles 13:5  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 10
This refers to the river Nile. In Joshua 13:33From Sihor, which is before Egypt, even unto the borders of Ekron northward, which is counted to the Canaanite: five lords of the Philistines; the Gazathites, and the Ashdothites, the Eshkalonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avites: (Joshua 13:3) it is “Sihor which is before Egypt.” In Isaiah 23:33And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the river, is her revenue; and she is a mart of nations. (Isaiah 23:3) the produce of the harvest of Egypt was brought to the sea by the river, and from thence was fetched by the Syrian merchants. In Jeremiah 2:1818And now what hast thou to do in the way of Egypt, to drink the waters of Sihor? or what hast thou to do in the way of Assyria, to drink the waters of the river? (Jeremiah 2:18) Israel is warned against seeking the waters of the Nile; that is, trusting in Egypt instead of in God (compare Jer. 2:3636Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy way? thou also shalt be ashamed of Egypt, as thou wast ashamed of Assyria. (Jeremiah 2:36)). In 1 Chronicles 13:55So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from Kirjath-jearim. (1 Chronicles 13:5) it is written SHIHOR, as the south-west boundary of Palestine. Some consider that Joshua 13:33From Sihor, which is before Egypt, even unto the borders of Ekron northward, which is counted to the Canaanite: five lords of the Philistines; the Gazathites, and the Ashdothites, the Eshkalonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avites: (Joshua 13:3) and 1 Chronicles 13:55So David gathered all Israel together, from Shihor of Egypt even unto the entering of Hemath, to bring the ark of God from Kirjath-jearim. (1 Chronicles 13:5) refer to the Wady el Arish, which was also called “the river of Egypt.”