The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eleutherus (Ἐλεύθερος, Eleutheros). A river separating Syria and Phoenicia (1 Macc 11:7; 12:30).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eleutherus (Place)
ELEUTHERUS (PLACE) [Gk Eleutheros (Ἐλευθερος)]. A river in ancient Syria to which Jonathan marched with Ptolemy king of Egypt (1 Macc 11:7). Later, Jonathan routed the forces of Demetrius, but was unable to overtake them before they crossed this river (12:30). Both passages seem to suggest that the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Eleutherus e-looʹthər-əs [Gk. Eleútheros] (1 Macc. 11:7; 12:30). A river in Syria flowing from the base of the Lebanon to the sea. It formed an important boundary and is mentioned in the account of Jonathan Maccabeus in 1 Maccabees. It is probably to be identified with Nahr el-Kebir, 30 km (19 mi)
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ELEUTHERUS A small river mentioned in 1 Maccabees 11:7 and 12:30 and almost certainly to be identified with the Nahr-el-Kebir, which begins in the northeast base of Lebanon and flows into the Mediterranean about 18 miles (29 kilometers) north of Tripoli. It marked the limits of Jonathan’s expeditions.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ELEUTHERUS A river in Syria flowing from the base of the Lebanon Mountains to the Mediterranean. The river figured in Jonathan’s march with the Egyptian king Ptolemy (1 Macc 11:7) and was the site of Jonathan’s victory over Demetrius (1 Macc 12:30).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ELEUTHERUS<e-lu’-ther-us> ([Ἐλεύθερος, Eleutheros]; 1 Macc 11:7; 12:30): A river separating Syria and Phoenicia.
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
Eleutherus (2)
ELEUTHERUS (2), a resident in a village of Lydia, by whom Lampetius, one of Chrysostom’s partisans, was hospitably received during the persecution of the Joannites. (Pallad. Dial. p. 195.)[E. V.]
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Eleutherus i-loo’thuh-ruhs (Ἐλεύθερος, “free”). A river (modern Nahr el-Kebir) flowing from the Lebanon Mountains across Phoenicia to the Mediterranean Sea. It marked the northern limit of two expeditions by Jonathan Maccabee (1 Macc. 11:7; 12:30). Today it marks the N boundary between Lebanon and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
ELEUTHERUS, ē̇-lūʹthẽr-us (Ἐλεύθερος, Eleútheros; 1 Macc 11:7; 12:30): A river separating Syria and Phoenicia.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ELEUTHERUS i-loo´thuh-ruhs [Ἐλεύθερος Eleutheros]. A river in Syria mentioned in association with Jonathan’s military endeavors (1 Macc 11:7; 12:30), perhaps identified with the Nahr el-Kebir or the Nahr Ibrahim. It probably formed a political boundary. Jonathan did not pursue the forces of Demetrius