Hiddekel: Called by the Accadians id Idikla; i.e., "the river of Idikla", the
third of the four rivers of Paradise
(Genesis 2:14) Gesenius interprets the
word as meaning "the rapid Tigris." The Tigris rises in the mountains
of Armenia, 15 miles south of the source of the Euphrates, which,
after pursuing a south-east course, it joins at Kurnah, about 50 miles
above Bassorah. Its whole length is about 1,150 miles.