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Brook of Cherith
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A wadi where Elijah hid from Ahab during the drought in Israel (1 Kgs 17:2–7). It is described as being before—that is, east—of the Jordan River. It may have been a tributary of Wadi Jabesh. Elijah was from Tishbe in Gilead, so this would have been familiar territory to him.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Brook of Cherith
Cherith, Brook of (כְּרִית‎, kerith). A wadi where Elijah hid from Ahab during the drought in Israel (1 Kgs 17:2–7). It is described as being before—that is, east—of the Jordan River. It may have been a tributary of Wadi Jabesh. Elijah was from Tishbe in Gilead, so this would have been familiar territory
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Cherith, Brook of (Place)
CHERITH, BROOK OF (PLACE) [Heb naḥal kĕrı̂t (נַחַל כְּרִית)]. A stream on the E side of the Jordan River where Elijah hid from Ahab and Jezebel during the drought in Israel; he remained there until the spring dried up (1 Kgs 17:2–7).Ever since the Middle Ages, scholars have been divided as to which
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cherith, The Brook
Cherith, The Brook. Stream where the Lord told the prophet Elijah to hide from King Ahab during a famine Elijah had predicted. There he had sufficient water to drink and was fed by ravens each morning and evening (1 Kgs 17:2–6). The brook has traditionally been identified as the Wadi Qelt (in which the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cherith
Cherith kèrith, THE BROOK [Heb. naḥal kerîṯ]; NEB RAVINE OF KERITH. A stream or brook E of the Jordan, where Elijah sought refuge during the drought in Israel (1 K. 17:2–7). Traditionally this place is identified with Wâdī Qelt, which is above Jericho on the west side of the Jordan; but this
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kerith, the Brook
KERITH, THE BROOK Also rendered the “Kerith Ravine” (niv), it was the place where the Lord told the prophet Elijah to hide from King Ahab during a famine Elijah had predicted. There he had sufficient water to drink and was fed by ravens each morning and evening (1 Kgs 17:2–6). The brook, or gorge, has
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Cherith, Wadi
Cherith (kair´ith), Wadi, a brook east of the Jordan, near Jericho. A wadi is a riverbed that fills with water only in the rainy season. The Wadi Cherith has been variously identified with present-day Wadi-Quelt, which empties into the Jabesh River, and with Wadi el-Yubis, in northern Gilead. The Bible
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Cherith
CHERITH. A brook where Elijah was told to hide from Ahab and was miraculously fed by ravens (1 Kgs 17:2–7). The expression “facing” or “before” Jordan seems to favor a site in Gilead E of Jordan rather than the Wadi Qelt, the traditional site W of Jordan near Jericho.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Cherith
CHERITH. A tributary of the river Jordan beside which Elijah was fed when he hid from Ahab at God’s command (1 Ki. 17:3, 5). Locations S of Gilgal or E of the Jordan have been proposed.D. W. Baker.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cherith
Cherith (Heb. kĕrɩ̂ṯ), BROOKA stream E of the Jordan River, where Elijah sought refuge from Ahab and Jezebel (1 Kgs. 17:3–7). Some scholars equate Cherith with the Wadi Qelt, above Jericho W of the Jordan, but this location contradicts biblical evidence (1 Kgs. 17:3). The Wadi el-Yubis is currently
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cherith, Brook
Cherith, Brook [kĕrˊĭth] (Heb. naḥal kerîṯ). A stream “east of the Jordan” (1 Kgs. 17:3, 5) where, at God’s command, the prophet Elijah hid after telling Ahab of imminent drought. Here ravens fed him, and the brook provided him water until it went dry (vv. 6–7).The brook is most likely to be
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Cherith
CHERITH A stream east of the Jordan River; here Elijah lived while hiding from Ahab and Jezebel (1 Kgs 17:2–7).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Cherith the brook
Che´rith, The brook (cutting, ravine), the torrent-bed or wady in which Elijah hid himself during the early part of the three-years drought. 1 Kings 17:3, 5. The position of the Cherith has been much disputed. The argument from probability is in favor of the Cherith being on the east of Jordan, and the
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