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Kidron
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A dark, turbid brook located beside Jerusalem. Part of a wadi, the brook is frequently low or dry. Separates Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives. May act as a boundary, designating the edge of an area that belongs to the Lord.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Brook of Kidron
Kidron, Brook of (קִדְרוֹן‎, qidron). A dark, turbid brook located beside Jerusalem. Part of a wadi, the brook is frequently low or dry. Separates Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives. May act as a boundary, designating the edge of an area that belongs to the Lord.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Kidron, Brook of (Place)
KIDRON, BROOK OF (PLACE) [Heb naḥal qidrôn (נַחַל קִדְרֹון)]. A valley just E of the old walled city of Jerusalem, separating it from the Mount of Olives. The valley descends from the N, just W of Mt. Scopus, past St. Stephen’s Gate of the Old City where it is known in modern Arabic as Wadi Sitti Maryam
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kidron
Kidron. Valley and stream bed running below the SE wall of Jerusalem and separating the city from the Mt of Olives on the east. It then turns southeast from Jerusalem and follows a winding course to the Dead Sea. The Kidron can be described as a torrent bed that is nearly always dry, since the water
Cedron
Cedron. kjv name for Kidron, the river valley between Jerusalem and the Mt of Olives, in John 18:1.See Kidron.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Kidron, Brook; Kidron Valley
Kidron, Brook; Kidron Valley kidʹron, kidʹrən [Heb. naḥal qiḏrôn; Gk. ho cheimárrous toú Kedrōn (Jn. 18:1)]; AV also CEDRON; NEB also KEDRON. A valley E of Jerusalem, separating it from the Mt. of Olives. The valley results from the confluence of several valleys NE of Jerusalem, probably the most
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Kidron
KIDRON Valley and streambed running below the southeast wall of Jerusalem and separating the city from the Mt of Olives on the east. It then turns southeast from Jerusalem and follows a winding course to the Dead Sea. The Kidron can be described as a torrent bed that is nearly always dry, since the watercourse
Cedron
CEDRON* kjv name for Kidron, the river valley between Jerusalem and the Mt of Olives, in John 18:1. See Kidron.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Kidron
Kidron (kid´ruhn), the valley that lies east of Jerusalem between the Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives. The valley runs on a north-south axis, joining the Tyropoeon and Hinnom valleys south of the Jebusite and Davidic city of Jerusalem. Originally the Gihon spring flowed into the Kidron, but Hezekiah’s
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Kidron
KIDRON. The name given to the deep ravine which begins N of Jerusalem near the foot of Mount Scopus; turns S to separate the E side of the city from the Mount of Olives (2 Sam 15:23); and then continues in a SE direction to the Dead Sea. Modern names are varied and inconsistent for the course of the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Kidron
KIDRON. The brook Kidron, the modern Wadi en-Nar, is a torrent-bed, which begins to the N of Jerusalem, passes the Temple mount and the Mount of Olives en route to the Dead Sea, which it reaches by way of the wilderness of Judaea. Its modern name means ‘the Fire wadi’, and this bears witness to the fact
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Kidron
Kidron (Heb. qiḏrôn; Gk. Kedr̂n)The valley (and the brook running through it during times of heavy rain) that lies E of Jerusalem. The old walled city of Jerusalem is on its west and the Mount of Olives on its east. It is suggested that the name means “dark,” “not clear,” or “turbid,” because the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Kidron
Kidron [kĭdˊrən] (Heb. qiḏrôn “murky, dark”; Gk. Kedrōn). A valley east of Jerusalem, known in modern times as Wâdī Sittï Maryam (“Valley of St. Mary”) or Wâdī en-Nâr (“Valley of Fire”), which divides the city from the Mount of Olives. The Hebrew name derives from the stream which once
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Kidron
KIDRON A valley running between the Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives and extending through the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea. Also referred to in the Bible as ‘the brook’ (Neh. 2:15) or ‘the valley’ (2 Chr. 33:14). On the western slope of the valley is the Gihon, the main permanent water source for
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Kidron
KIDRON The deep ravine directly east of Jerusalem between the city and the Mount of Olives. Apparently the valley was called “dark” or “murky” because sediment was stirred up by the flow of water in its streambed. In the time of the monarchy, the valley was home to the King’s Garden (2 Kgs 25:4; Neh
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