1. The River Gihon develops and emerges from a womb – like place

I wrote in the previous post that The River Gihon Burst Forth From Its Underground Womb.  As we continue to examine the river much closer, we discover that the scripture further develops the imagery of the River Gihon as a newborn fetus or even a menstrual flow which burst forth or erupt from the womb.

This is the root text:

And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.

The name of the first [is] Pison…

And the gold of that land [is] good: there [is] bdellium and the onyx stone.

And the name of the second river [is] Gihon: the same [is] it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia 3568  (Genesis 2: 10 – 14).

Behold, therefore I [am] against thee, and against thy rivers2975, and I will make  the land of Egypt utterly waste [and] desolate, from the tower 4024 of Syene 5482 even unto the border 1366 of Ethiopia 3568 – Ezekiel 29: 10.

2. Further imagery related to the River Gihon is formed in a womb like place – the place of  human development and growth.

In the previous post, I wrote that  the River Gihon in Israel emerged from underground caverns which can be compared to its womb.  

Two Hebrew words are used for womb in the texts associated with Gihon. They are rechem (H7358)  and  beten  (H990).  These words may help to add to our understanding of the River Gihon:

Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth 1518 as if  it had issued out of the womb (H7358/rechem) – Job 38: 8.

But thou art he that took1518 me out of the womb 990 (beten) – Psalm 22: 9.

Rechem carries the meaning of:

a. womb or matrix, the place where the unborn baby is formed and carried until delivery.

b. the  firstborn of humans or animals that were to be dedicated to God. 

What is  the significance of the first born in relation to the Gihon River?

The uterus or womb is a hollow, thick-walled, muscular organ

  • it is located deep in the pelvic cavity between the bladder and the rectum.
  • the Fallopian tubes tubes are attached to its upper portion 
  • its cavity communicates with that of the vagina
  • When the ova are discharged from the ovaries they are carried to the uterine cavity through the uterine tubes.

This picture is a description of the networking in the underground pools that store the water which is then siphoned off into the Gihon River. The River Gihon emerges from a network of underground pools (ovaries and uterus) and  channels (fallopian tubes, cervix and vagina).

Father God certainly has a great sense of humor.

3. The scripture also paints a picture of the  River Gihon as a womb with a twin pregnancy

Beten  (H990)  is the other Hebrew word used for womb. It is used in the scriptures as follows:

  • fruit of the womb
  • swollen belly/belly
  • womb/mother’s womb
  • formed from the womb

This is the imagery which indicates that the Gihon is formed in a womb and swells before bursting forth from its underground house.

Beten  (H990)  also refers to twin pregnancy.  This seems to indicate that the Gihon flowed in two directions. To reinforce, Beten  (H990)  is used in reference to TWO twin pregnancies in scripture (thank you Gabriel):

a.  Rebekah’s pregnancy with Isaac and Esau (Genesis 25: 20 – 26) and

b.  Tamar’s pregnancy with Pharez and Zarah (Genesis 38: 27  – 30).

c.  Note that the womb has two fallopian tubes which are located laterally/at its upper portions.

There seems to be THREE clues here:

a. From the association with Rebekah and Tamar, two important mothers in the Hebrew nation, we discern that the River Gihon is located in the  Land of Israel.  Rebekah is the mother of   Isaac, the son destined to bring forth the Messiah. 

Pharez was destined to be a later descendant in the line of  Abraham, a direct ancestor of Boaz, the father of Obed, who was the father of Jesse, who was the father of David.

The parallel between the River Gihon and these key women in the Hebrew race seems to point to two geographic locations related to the River as it descends from its mountain heights to lower elevations.

b.  Thirdly, the clues point to differences in the energy and pattern of the water flow at its two key points.  This emerges because of the differences in the personality of the twins Esau and Jacob and Pharez and Zarah. 

The waters of  the River may be energetic at its point of origin. As they reach the underground pools, they bubble energetically as they are siphoned up to the top. Maybe there was a whirlpool of sorts.

This is shown in the wrestling between Jacob and Esau n their mother’s womb. The wrestling was so severe that their mother Rebekah asked the Lord about this. He told her that there were two nations in her womb.

The personality of the River Gihon is further confirmed in the competition between Pharez and Zarah in the womb of their mother Tamar.   At the time of delivery,  Zarah put out his hand first, but his brother Pharez overtook him and emerged first from the womb. This again points to some degree of turbelence of  the water at the point of origin.

Pharez is highlighted in scripture because of this element of his personality. He became known for greatness, much like his forefather Jacob. Like Esau, Zarah just received honorable mention. Which branch of the River Gihon is notable? Which branch does everyone know about?

 At the time of delivery, Jacob held unto his brother’s heel, indicating that he was delivered almost with the same contraction as Esau. Further in life, we discover that Esau was rather careless, while Jacob was a cunning schemer.  Did the River Gihon have a stream with a carefree flow while the other moved along rather cautiously?


This could be the picture of the Gihon at its source.  Did the river have two heads which competed for supremacy. Did the heads emerge from the source following closely on each other?

These are questions which could possibly be answered as we study the geography of the River Gihon.

Blessings, peace, angelic prosperity and Happy Asuza to all.