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The Shihor means “waters [lake] of Horus“. It was around the area of the mouth of Pelusiac I during the Ramesside age. By the Josianic era, Shihor seemed to have become an name applied to any river that looked like the Nile. The Nahr Zerqa (River Blue), for example, was called the White Nile since it contained crocodiles. The Wadi el-Arish/Brook of Egypt (see AJaL, Section 3) was also called Shihor by the Egyptians. Certainly by exilic  times (Isaiah 23, Jeremiah), it seems to have become synonymous with the entire Pelusiac. During the time of the composition of Chronicles, Shihor was already a dead name (the Chronicler is likely paraphrasing from Kings and Joshua).

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