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Title: Le Tigre et l’Euphrate en Benjamin
Author(s): BEAUDRY, Marcel , NODET, Étienne
Volume: 79 Issue: 1 Date: 1998
This is a study of the origin of the names of two places to the north-east of Jerusalem: wādy 'n-Nimr (w. of the leopard) and wādy 'l-Ġazal (w. of the gazelles). Basing themselves on biblical texts, rabbinic interpretations and the writings of Flavius Josephus the authors suggest seeing these two names as a transposition of the names of the rivers Tigris and Euphrates to the territory of the tribe of Benjamin.