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Brook of Zered
Brook of the Willows • Brook Zered • River of the Wilderness • The Brook Zered • Valley of Zered • Wady el-Aksy • Zared • Zered
Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Zered, Brook of (Place)
ZERED, BROOK OF (PLACE) [Heb naḥal zered (נַחַל זֶרֶד)]. VALLEY OF ZERED. The wadi and valley that the Israelites crossed, ending their 40 years of sojourn in the wilderness (Deut 2:13–14). The Bible elsewhere suggests that it was located S of Moabite territory and the Arnon river (Wadi Mujib). Thus,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Zered
Zered. Valley and brook by which the Israelites encamped, listed between Iye-abarim and a stopping place near the Arnon River to the north (Nm 21:12, kjv Zared). Though its exact location remains in question, Zered is probably identifiable with the modern Wadi el-Hesa, a stream bed that formed a natural
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Zered
Zered zerʹed [Heb. zered; LXX B Zaret, A Zare]; AV also ZARED (Nu. 21:12); NEB ZARED. The wadi that marked the end of the Israelites’ wanderings (Dt. 2:13f), and the valley where they camped before reaching the Arnon (Nu. 21:12). Earlier authorities identified it with a tributary of the Wâdī Kerak
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Zered
ZERED Valley and brook by which the Israelites encamped, listed between Iye-abarim and a stopping place near the Arnon River to the north (Nm 21:12). Though its exact location remains in question, Zered is probably identifiable with the modern Wadi el-Hesa, a streambed that formed a natural border between
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Zered
ZERED. The valley where Israel encamped before they reached the Arnon gorge (Num 21:12; KJV “Zared”). In Deut 2:13 ff., the crossing of the brook Zered marks the end of the Israelites’ 38 years of wandering in the wilderness (See Wilderness Wandering). The Zered has been identified with the Wadi el-Hesa,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Zered
ZERED, a mountain-torrent (Heb. naḥal or wadi crossed by the Israelites on their journey round the frontiers of Edom and Moab (Nu. 21:12; Dt. 2:13f.). In Nu. it is mentioned as a camping-ground, which accords with the order to ‘rise up’ in Dt. 2:13. Its identification is disputed; probably it is mod.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zered, Brook (Place)
Zered, Brook (Heb. naḥal zereḏ)A wadi marking the end of the wilderness wanderings of the children of Israel (Num. 21:12; Deut. 2:13–14) and forming the traditional border between Moab and Edom. Earlier scholars connected it with a tributary of Wadi Kerak or Wadi Môjib, but it is currently identified
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Zered, Brook
Zered, Brook [zĕrˊĕd] (Heb. naḥal zereḏ). A brook along the border of Moab and Edom, the crossing of which marked the end of Israel’s wilderness wanderings (Num. 21:12, “Valley of Zered”; KJV “Valley of Zared”; Deut. 2:13–14). It has been identified with the Seil el-Qurahi, the lower course of
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Zered
Ze´red (osier brook), Deut. 2:13–14, or Za´red, Num. 21:12, a brook or valley running into the Dead Sea near its southeast corner, which Dr. Robinson with some probability suggests as identical with the Wady el-Ahsy. It lay between Moab and Edom, and is the limit of the proper term of the Israelites’
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Zered
ZE´RED (zeʹred). A brook separating Moab from Edom (Deut. 2:13–14), where the Israelites encamped before crossing the Arnon (Num. 21:12; “Zared,” KJV). It seems to be the same as the Wâdi el-Hesā, a watercourse entering the Dead Sea at the SE corner, forming one of the last obstacles overcome by Israel
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Zered
Zered=Zared, luxuriance; willow bush, a brook or valley communicating with the Dead Sea near its southern extremity (Num. 21:12; Deut. 2:14). It is called the “brook of the willows” (Isa. 15:7) and the “river of the wilderness” (Amos 6:14). It has been identified with the Wady el-Aksy.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Zared
ZaredZared (zayʹred), the term in the kjv for the rsv’s ‘Zered’ in Num. 21:12. See also Zered, The Brook.
Zered, the Brook
Zered, the BrookZered, the Brook, (zehʹred), a brook that empties into the Dead Sea at its extreme southeast corner. The crossing of this stream concluded the Israelites’ desert wanderings (Num. 21:12; Deut. 2:13–14). Probably the modern Wadi el-Hesa, it cleaves the high eastern plateau to join the
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