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I suspect you are referring to the famous teaching of Rabbi Eliezer the son of Rabbi Yosi HaGlili that enumerates 32 middos (principles) for interpreting the Torah. A detailed discussion of these 32 principles can be found in the back of Tractate Brachos in standard editions of the Vilna Shas, a few pages after the Mevoh HaTalmud.
Interesting question! I think there is definitely a midrashic connection (whereas an etymological connection would exist not for Ye'or-or, but probably for nahar-nahara). Melila Hellner-Eshed's phenomenal book "A River Flows from Eden" explores the significance of that verse (Genesis 2:10) in Qabbalistic thought, and discusses throughout her book the ...
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