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Abron
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abron
Abron (ἀβρωνα, abrōna). A wadi that the Assyrian general Holofernes followed as he invaded numerous villages (Judith 2:24).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Abron (Place)
ABRON (PLACE) [Gk abrōna (ἀβρωνα)]. A wadi along which the Assyrian general Holofernes razed all the cities in his western campaign during the Persian period (Jdt 2:24). However, the location of Abron is uncertain, and given the genre of the book of Judith, the historicity of this campaign and the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abron
Abron abʹrən [Gk. Abrōna, אChebrōn; Vulg. Mambre] (Jth. 2:24); AV ARBONAI. A wadi (RSV “brook,” NEB “river”) in Syria. From the description of Holofernes’ march it would seem that the Abron was located between the bend of the Euphrates and the Mediterranean, in or not far from Cilicia.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Abron
ABRON Brook or wadi mentioned in the book of Judith, located on the route of attack of Nebuchadnezzar’s general, Holofernes (2:24). Some early commentators identified it with the biblical Jabbok (Nm 21:24). Others called it the Cherbon, possibly through a misreading of Habor (2 Kgs 17:6).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abron
Abron (Gk. Abrōna)A brook along which Holofernes destroyed all the fortified towns (Jdt. 2:24; cf. Codex Sinaiticus Chebrōn, Vulg. Mambre). Some scholars identify it with the Ḫabur River.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Abron
Abron [ăbˊrən] (Gk. Abrōna, Codex Sinaiticus Chebrōn; Vulg. Mambre). A variant name for the river Khabur, a tributary of the Euphrates (Jdt. 2:24).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ARBONAI
ARBONAI<ar-bo’-nai>, <ar-bo’na-i> ([ ʼΑβρωνα̂, Abrona]): A torrent mentioned in Judith 2:24. Beyond what is indicated in this passage, it is not possible to determine the location; but from this it appears to have been near Cilicia. Identification with the modern Nahr Ibrahim is rejected on the ground
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Abron
Abron ay′bruhn (Αβρωνα; some mss Χεβρων or Χευρων). A river of uncertain location mentioned in Jdt. 2:24 (KJV, “Arbonai”). Some identify it with the Habor, a tributary of the Euphrates (2 Ki. 17:6; 18:11; cf. 1 Chr. 5:26); others point to the town of Abdon (Josh. 21:30; 1 Chr. 6:74). The Greek may be
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Arbonai
ARBONAI, ar-bōʹnai, ar-bōʹnā̇-ī (Ἀβρωνᾶ, Abrōná): A torrent mentioned in Jth 2:24. Beyond what is indicated in this passage, it is not possible to determine the location; but from this it appears to have been near Cilicia. Identification with the modern Nahr Ibrahim is rejected on the ground (1)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ABRON
ABRON ay´bruhn [Αβρωνά Abrōna]. A brook whose towns Holofernes destroyed all the way to the sea (Jdt 2:24). Sometimes identified as the Chaboras River.