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A river near the Euphrates and Tigris where a variety of armies allied with Nebuchadnezzar against Arphaxad (Judith 1:6).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
HYDASPES (PLACE) [Gk Hydáspēs (Ὑδάσπης)]. The name of a river mentioned in Jdt 1:6 along with the Euphrates, Tigris, and the plain of Elymais (Elam). However, no river by that name is attested in this region. In Greek literary sources the name renders (Sanskrit) Vitasta (=modern Jhelum), a tributary
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hydaspes hī-dasʹpēz [Gk. Hydaspēs]. A river mentioned in Jth. 1:6 in connection with the Euphrates and Tigris, but otherwise unknown. It is possible there may be a confusion with the Hydaspes of India. Some have conjectured an identification with the Choaspes (modern Kerkha, also called Ulai; cf.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Hydaspes hi-das’peez (Ὑδάσπης). A river mentioned only in the book of Judith along with the Euphrates and the Tigris (Jdt. 1:6). The context mentions also the king of the Elimeans; see Elam (country). If a river Hydaspes did exist in that general area, it must have been located in a region of the Tigris
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HYDASPES hi-das´peez [Ὑδάσπης Hydaspēs]. Judith 1:6 names the Hydaspes river along with the Euphrates, the Tigris, and the plain of Elymais. While a river named Hydaspes exists, it is in the Punjab and not in the area described in Judith. The author may have intended the Choaspes River (modern Karkheh).