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King’s Valley
King’s Dale • King’s Vale • The King’s Dale • The King’s Vale • The King’s Valley
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
King’s Valley
King’s Valley. Valley near Salem, the city of Melchizedek, where Abraham encountered the king of Sodom and rejected his offer of a morally compromised truce (Gn 14:17, kjv King’s Dale); also called the valley of Shaveh (v 17). If Salem is the same site as Jerusalem, the “king’s valley” is probably either
King’s Dale
King’s Dale. kjv name for the King’s Valley near Salem, the city of Melchizedek, in Genesis 14:17.See King’s Valley.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
King’s Valley
King’s Valley[Heb ʿēmeq hammeleḵ] (Gen. 14:17; 2 S. 18:18); AV KING’S DALE; NEB also KING’S VALE (2 S. 18:18); VALLEY OF SHAVEH shäʹvə [Heb. ʿēmeq šāwēh—‘valley of a plain’ (?)] (Gen. 14:17). The place where Abraham, after defeating the coalition of kings, met the king of Sodom (Gen. 14:17);
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
King’s Valley
KING’S VALLEY Valley near Salem, the city of Melchizedek, where Abraham encountered the king of Sodom and rejected his offer of a morally compromised truce (Gn 14:17); also called the valley of Shaveh. If Salem is the same site as Jerusalem, the “king’s valley” is probably either the Kidron Valley or
King’s Dale
KING’S DALE* kjv name for the King’s Valley near Salem, the city of Melchizedek, in Genesis 14:17. See King’s Valley.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
King’s Valley
King’s Valley, the valley of Shaveh (Gen. 14:17–18), where Abraham met the king of Sodom and also Melchizedek. In 2 Sam. 18:18 it is the location of Absalom’s monument near Jerusalem. It is probably the Kidron Valley just east of that city.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Dale, the King's
DALE, THE KING’S. A valley in the immediate vicinity of Jerusalem, perhaps at the head of the Valley of Hinnom. It was the site where Abram after his victory over Chedorlaomer was met by the king of Sodom and by Melchizedek, king of Salem (Gen 14:17–18). It was the location of Absalom’s memorial (2 Sam
King's Dale
KING’S DALE. The king’s dale (Kings Valley, RSV) is equated with the valley of Shaveh (q.v.) near Salem (Jerusalem) in the account of Abraham and Melchizedek (Gen 14:17). The only other mention is made in 2 Sam 18:18 in regard to a monument. Absalom erected in honor or of himself in the king’s dale.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
King’s Valley
King’s ValleyThe place where Abram met with the kings of Sodom and Salem (Gen. 14:17), originally called the “Valley of Shaveh” (Heb. ʿēmeq šāwēh). If the Hebrew root šāwâ has the cognate Ugaritic connotation of “ruler,” there may be a semantic basis for this explanation (Heb. ʿēmeq hammeleḵ),
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
King’s Valley
King’s Valley (Heb. ˓ēmeq hammeleḵ). A valley in the vicinity of Jerusalem, apparently identical with the valley of Shaveh where Melchizedek and the king of Sodom greeted the victorious Abram (Gen. 14:17; KJV “king’s dale”). Tradition places it in the Kidron valley, perhaps near the point where
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Dale, the king's
Dale, the king’sthe name of a valley, the alternative for “the valley of Shaveh” (q.v.), near the Dead Sea, where the king of Sodom met Abraham (Gen. 14:17). Some have identified it with the southern part of the valley of Jehoshaphat, where Absalom reared his family monument (2 Sam. 18:18).
King's dale
King’s dalementioned only in Gen. 14:17; 2 Sam. 18:18, the name given to “the valley of Shaveh,” where the king of Sodom met Abram.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
King's Vale, the
King’s Vale, TheKing’s Vale, the (kjv: ‘King’s Dale’), the valley of Shaveh (rsv: ‘King’s Valley’) in Gen. 14:17–18 where Abraham met the king of Sodom and also Melchizedek. In 2 Sam. 18:18 it is the location of Absalom’s monument near Jerusalem. It is probably the Kidron Valley just east of that city.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DALE; KING'S
DALE; KING’S<dal>, [עֵמֶק הַמֶּלֶךְ‎, ̀emeq hamelekh]) :1. “Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself the pillar, which is in the king’s dale” (2 Samuel 18:18). According to Josephus (Ant., VII, x, 3) this was a marble pillar, which he calls Absalom’s hand” and it wa two furlongs
KING'S VALE
KING’S VALE(עֵמֶק־הַמֶּלֶךְ‎ [̀emeq ha-melekh]; Septuagint in Genesis reads to pedion (“the plain”) basileos, in 2 Sam, he koilas (“valley”) tou basileos; the King James Version King’s Dale): The place where the king of Sodom met Abram (Genesis 14:17), and the situation of Absalom’s monument (2
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
King's Valley
King’s Valley. KJV “king’s dale.” A broad valley in which the king of Sodom met Abraham (Gen. 14:17). Identical with the Valley of Shaveh, it was evidently near Salem, the city of which Melchizedek was king. Here too Absalom set up a pillar or monument (2 Sam. 18:18). The location is uncertain. A monument
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Dale, King’s
DALE, dāl, KING’S (עֵמֶק הַמֶּלֶךְ‎, ‛ēmeḳ hamelekh):(1) “Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself the pillar, which is in the king’s dale” (2 S 18:18). According to Jos (Ant, VII, x, 3) this was a marble pillar, which he calls “Absalom’s hand” and it was two furlongs from Jerus.
King’s Vale
KING’S VALE (עֵמֶק־הַמֶּלֶךְ‎, ‛ēmeḳ ha-melekh; LXX in Gen reads tó pedíon [“the plain”] basiléōs, in 2 S, hē koilás [“valley”] toú basiléōs; AV King’s Dale): The place where the king of Sodom met Abram (Gen 14:17), and the situation of Absalom’s monument (2 S 18:18). It was identical with the Vale
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