(1) A river of Eden (Gen. 2:13).
(2) A place containing a spring near Jerusalem, where Solomon was anointed king (1 Kgs. 1:33, 38, 45; 2 Chr. 32:30; 33:14). The valley in which Gihon was situated was probably the bed of the Kedron, or valley of Jehoshaphat. The waters of the spring flowed through Hezekiah’s tunnel to the pool of Siloam, within the city (2 Kgs. 20:20). See Hezekiah’s Tunnel.