Some streams (wadis) which are dry in summer are incorrectly called rivers (Deut. 2: 37). They are violent in winter and their torrents are used as an illustration of the power of enemies (Ps. 124: 4). Genuine rivers are mentioned in the Bible: the Jordan in Palestine, the Nile in Egypt, and its delta, and also the Euphrates, which is known as ‘the great river’ (Deut. 1: 7). The ‘river of Egypt’ (1 Kgs. 8: 65, AV) is not the Nile but the wadi Arish, and is rendered ‘brook’ (RV), ‘wadi’ (NRSV, REB), and ‘torrent’ (NJB); it is the traditional boundary of the Promised Land.