The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Kedron (Κεδρων, Kedrōn). 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).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Kedron (Place)
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Kedron kedʹrən, kē̱-ʹdrən [Gk. Kedrōn]; AV CEDRON. A place fortified by Cendebeus in obedience to Antiochus Sidetes (1 Macc. 15:39–41). Later, when Cendebeus was defeated, he fled there, hotly pursued by John and Judas (sons of Simon the Maccabee), who burned the city (16:4–10). The context locates
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Kedronthe 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
Kedron kee’druhn (Κεδρών). KJV Cedron. A town near Jamnia (see Jabneel #2), fortified by by the Seleucid commander Cendebeus at the orders of Antiochus VII as preparation for invasion of Judea during the time of Simon Maccabee (1 Macc. 15:39–41; 16:9). It provided strategic control of several roads
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).
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