(correctly Shi'hor) black; dark the name given to the river Nile in Isa. 23:3; Jer. 2:18. In Josh. 13:3 it is probably "the river of Egypt", i.e., the Wady el-Arish (1 Chr. 13:5), which flows "before Egypt", i.e., in a north-easterly direction from Egypt, and enters the sea about 50 miles south-west of Gaza.
Dead are our first born, they lie in heaps as the fish lay when sihor ran red with blood.
On they came like lanterns on the waters of sihor at the night of the feast of lanterns.
The red rays of Ra flame on temple roofs, upon green fields, and the wide waters of father sihor.
sihor, the black river, was the ancient name of the Nile, derived from the dark hue of its waters.
Again I beheld the banks of sihor; but on them fair cities bloomed like flowers.
The future stretched a path of glory from my feet—ay, glittering with glory like sihor in the sun.
I see new Religions without end calling out their truths upon the banks of sihor, and summoning thy people to their worship!
Only wild birds moved on sihor's lonely face, and monstrous brutes plunged and wallowed in his waters.
But now listen to me, and let my words sink into thy heart like the waters of sihor into the thirsty sand at the rising of Sirius.
To the left of the mountains lay the river sihor, but none might pass between the mountain and the river.