Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Pactolus, The, a river of Lydia, Asia Minor, identified with the modern Sarabat in Anatolia. It rises in Mount Tmolus, and joins the Hermus about 50 miles east of Smyrna. Among the ancients its name was synonymous with wealth, owing to the gold which its sands contained.

“The meanest and most contemptible person whom we behold is the offspring of heaven, one of the children of the Most High; and, however unworthily he may behave, so long as God hath not passed on him a final sentence, He will have us acknowledge him as one of His; and, as such, to embrace him with a sincere and cordial affection.”
–Henry Scougal, The Life of God in the Soul of Man