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Bithron
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bithron
Bithron. Term in 2 Samuel 2:29 (kjv) whose meaning is uncertain. Abner, commander of Ish-bosheth’s army, fled through Bithron after losing a battle to David’s army. The Hebrew root has the meaning “to cut into pieces.” Three explanations have been suggested: (1) It refers to a valley, perhaps the Jabbok;
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bithron
Bithron bithˊron [Heb. habbiṯrôn; Gk. hólēn tḗn parateínousan—lit ‘the entire extending (region)’]. In the AV, a gorge or grove by which Abner approached Mahanaim. The LXX indicates that the Hebrew word was not considered as a proper name. Since the phrase “all that night” occurs in the first
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bithron
BITHRON* Term in 2 Samuel 2:29 (kjv; nlt mg) whose meaning is uncertain. Abner, commander of Ishbosheth’s army, fled through Bithron after losing a battle to David’s army. The Hebrew root has the meaning “to cut into pieces.” Three explanations have been suggested: (1) it refers to a valley, perhaps
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bithron
BITHRON. Found only in 2 Sam 2:29. Bithron apparently is not a proper place name but designates the ravine or shortcut by which Abner and his men came up from the Jordan Valley to his capital at Mahanaim, S of the brook Jabbok. RSV translates the phrase, “the whole forenoon.”
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bithron
Bithron [bĭthˊrŏn] (Heb. habbiṯrôn). A gorge in Transjordan (so KJV, NIV, at 2 Sam. 2:29; cf. KoB, p. 160); or a duration of time, parallel “all that night” (“the whole forenoon,” RSV; cf. JB “throughout the morning”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bithron
Bith´ron, more accurately the Bith-ron (a craggy gorge or ravine), a place, doubtless a district, in the Jordan valley on the east side of the river. 2 Sam. 2:29.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bithron
BITHRON (bithʹron; “cut,” “gorge,” “ravine”). A term found in the KJV and NIV of 2 Sam. 2:29 but not in the NASB. It refers to a narrow passage in the Arabah (or Jordan Valley) through which Abner and his men went following the death of Asahel.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bith-Ron
Bith-Ronthe broken or divided place, a district in the Arabah or Jordan valley, on the east of the river (2 Sam. 2:29). It was probably the designation of the region in general, which is broken and intersected by ravines.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bithron
BITHRON [BITH run] — a gorge or ravine by which Abner and his men approached Mahanaim following Asahel’s death (2 Sam. 2:29). Bithron was probably in the Arabah (southern wilderness) on the east side of the Jordan River, in the territory of Gad.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BITHRON
BITHRON<bith’-ron> (הַבִּתְרוֹן‎ [ha-bithron]; [ὅλην τὴν παρατείνουσαν, holen ten parateinousan], literally “the entire (land) extending”; 2 Samuel 2:29, “the Bithron,” i.e. the gorge or groove): Does not seem to be a proper name; rather it indicates the gorge by which Abner approached Mahanaim.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bithron
BITHRON (Bĭthʹ rŏn) Place-name meaning “ravine” or common noun meaning “morning.” As David ruled Judah in Hebron and Ishbosheth ruled Israel in Mahanaim, their armies clashed under generals Joab and Abner. Abner retreated. Joab and his brothers pursued. Abner killed Asahel. Finally when Joab quit pursuing,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Bithron
Bithron bith′ron (בִּתְרוֹןH1443, “ravine” or “forenoon”). The KJV, as well as the NIV and other versions, treats “Bithron” as a place name, referring to a valley leading E from the Jordan to Mahanaim. Here Abner, commander of the army of Ish-Bosheth, marched with his men after crossing the Jordan,