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Brook of the Willows
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Brook of the Willows
Willows, Brook of the (נַחַל הַעֲרָבָה‎, nachal ha'aravah). A stream on the southern boundary of Moab. It is mentioned in Isaiah’s oracle against the Moabites (Isa 15:7).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Willows, Brook of the (Place)
WILLOWS, BROOK OF THE (PLACE) [Heb naḥal hāʿărābı̂m (נַחַל הָעֲרָבִים)]. A stream mentioned in an oracle against Moab (Isa 15:7). Though the precise location of this watercourse remains uncertain the flight pattern in the oracle of the fugitives who cross the brook appears to be in a S direction.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Willows, Brook of the
Willows, Brook of the. Brook over which Moab’s abundance would be carried off (Is 15:7). Isaiah’s language suggests that it marked the southern border of Moab. It is possibly the Brook of the Arabah in Amos 6:14 (differing very slightly in the Hebrew). Several different identifications have been offered
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Willows, Brook of the
Willows, Brook of the [Heb. naḥal hāʿarābîm]; NEB GORGE OF THE ARABIM. A name mentioned only in Isa. 15:7, obviously as one of Moab’s boundaries; thus it may be the brook Zered. The RSV rendering has been questioned, and the NEB is probably wise in transliterating the name.H. L. Ellison
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Willows, Ravine of the
WILLOWS, RAVINE OF THE Ravine by which Moab’s abundance would be carried off (Is 15:7, niv “Ravine of the Poplars”). Isaiah’s language suggests that it marked the southern border of Moab.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Willows, Wadi of The
Willows, Wadi of the, a stream crossed by Moabite refugees carrying their belongings (Isa. 15:7). The most likely identification is the Seil el-Qurahi, the lower portion of the Wadi el-Hesa southeast of the Dead Sea. See also wadi.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Willows, Brook of the
WILLOWS, BROOK OF THE. willow fringed brook which long formed the boundary between Moab and Edom (Isa 15:7). The brook is usually identified with the Wadi el-Hesa or brook Zered.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Willows, Wadi of the
Willows, Wadi of theA brook (Heb. naḥal hāʿărāḇɩ̂m) on the Moab-Edom border, crossed by Moabite refugees carrying their belongings (Isa. 15:7). It has been identified with the Seil el-Qurahi, the lower course of the Wadi el-H|esaµ, the biblical Brook Zered. It may be the same as the “Brook of the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Willows, Brook of the
Willows, Brook of the (Heb. naḥal hā˓arāḇîm. A wadi on the Moab-Edom border, crossed by Moabite refugees carrying their belongings (Isa. 15:7). This stream, a suitable area for willows, has been identified with the Seil el-Qurahi, the lower course of the Wâdī el-Ḥesā, the biblical “brook Zered”
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Willows the brook of the
Willows, The brook of the, a wady mentioned by Isaiah, Isa. 15:7, in his dirge over Moab. It is situated on the southern boundary of Moab, and is now called Wady el-Aksa.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Willows, Brook of the
Willows, Brook of TheWillows, Brook of the, a stream crossed by Moabite refugees carrying their belongings (Isa. 15:7). The most likely identification is the Seil el-Qurahi, the lower portion of the Wadi el-Hesa southeast of the Dead Sea.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Willows, Brook of the
WILLOWS, BROOK OF THE — a brook or stream mentioned by the prophet Isaiah in his proclamation against Moab (Is. 15:7). This brook was near Zoar (Is. 15:5), a city at the southern end of the Dead Sea, and was at or near the boundary between Moab and Edom. Isaiah warned that when the people of Moab fled
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