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A town fortified by Cendebeus, as well as a refuge for him from Simon Maccabeus and his sons (1 Maccabees 15:39, 41; 16:9).
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KEDRON (PLACE) [Gk Kedrōn (Κεδρων)]. A town fortified by Cendebeus, one of the commanders of Antiochus VII, who wanted to use the town as a staging area for raids against Judea ca. 139–138 b.c. (1 Macc 15:38–41). This action provoked a military response from Simon the Maccabee and his sons, who routed
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Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Kedron—the valley, now quite narrow, between the Mount of Olives and Mount Moriah. The upper part of it is called the Valley of Jehoshaphat. The LXX., in 1 Kings 15:13, translate “of the cedar.” The word means “black,” and may refer to the colour of the water or the gloom of the ravine, or the black
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
KEDRON kee´druhn [Κεδρών Kedrōn]. A city located 5 mi. southeast of Jamnia in the Judean coastal plain. CENDEBEUS, a general under Antiochus VII, fortified Kedron in 139–138 bce. Simon the Maccabee dispatched his son John and 20,000 soldiers, who routed the forces of Cendebeus (1 Macc 15:38–41; 16:1–9).