Nile: Dark; blue, not found in Scripture, but frequently referred to in the
Old Testament under the name of Sihor, i.e., "the black stream"
(Isaiah 23:3; Jeremiah 2:18) or simply "the river"
(Genesis 41:1; Exodus 1:22) etc.
and the "flood of Egypt"
(Amos 8:8) It consists of two rivers, the
White Nile, which takes its rise in the Victoria Nyanza, and the Blue
Nile, which rises in the Abyssinian Mountains. These unite at the town
of Khartoum, whence it pursues its course for 1,800 miles, and
falls into the Mediterranean through its two branches, into which it
is divided a few miles north of Cairo, the Rosetta and the Damietta