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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.
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A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
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