The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Kishon (קִישׁוֹן‎, qishon, Κισων, Kisōn). A stream in the Jezreel Valley associated with Deborah and Barak’s battle with Sisera (Judg 4–5) and Elijah’s defeat of the 450 prophets of Baal (1 Kgs 18).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Kishon (Place)
KISHON (PLACE) [Heb qišyôn (קִשְׁיֹון)]. A river mentioned in the Bible in connection with the battle of Deborah (Judg 4:7, 13; 5:21; Ps 83:10 [—Eng 83:9]) and with the contest between Elijah and the Priests of Baal on Mt. Carmel (1 Kgs 18:40). The usual identification is with Wadi al-Muqatta that
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Kishon. 1. kjv variant of Kishion in Joshua 21:28.See Kishion.2. River draining the Valley of Jezreel. It is a mere 25 miles in length but gathers into itself numerous small streams that originate in the hill country to the south and the north along its course. It rises in the north of the Samaritan
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Kishon kīʹshon, kishʹon [Heb. qîšōn—possibly ‘bending’ or ‘winding’]; AV also KISON (Ps. 83:9 [MT 10]). The river along whose banks Israel, led by Deborah and Barak, fought the army of Sisera (Jgs. 4:7, 13; 5:21). In the AV it is also called a “brook” (1 K. 18:40; Ps. 83:9); the RSV calls it a “torrent”
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
KISHON1. kjv variant of Kishion in Joshua 21:28. See Kishion.2. River draining the valley of Jezreel. It is a mere 25 miles (40 kilometers) in length but gathers into itself numerous small streams that originate in the hill country to the south and the north along its course. It rises in the north
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Kishon, Wadi
Kishon (ki´shon), Wadi, a stream bed in which much of the year water flows westward through the Esdraelon (Megiddo) Plain. One major source rises in the springs west of Mount Tabor and the Galilean hills south of Nazareth and flows to the south. The other major source rises in several springs in the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
KISHON. The main stream of the valley of Jezreel for which it provides the western drainage. Its sources lie in the N and W slopes of Mount Ephraim, the W slopes of Mount Tabor, and the S slopes of lower Galilee. The names manes “crooked” and aptly describes the stream’s course to the sea. Shihor-libnath
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
KISHON. The river, modern Nahr el-Muqaṭṭa‘, which, rising in the hills of N Samaria, drains the plain of Esdraelon and debouches in the bay of Acre, E of Mt Carmel. Though it winds about, in a general sense it flows in a NW direction parallel with, and to the NE of, the mountain range which runs from
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Kishon (Heb. qɩ̂šôn)A wadi (Wadi el-Muqaṭṭaʿ) that drains the western Jezreel Valley, Esdraelon Plain, and the plain of Acco. Several wadis meet 6.5 km. (4 mi.) NE of Megiddo and feed into the Kishon: Wadi en-Nusf/Wadi Shemmah, S of Mt. Gilboa; Wadi Muweili, from the west of Mt. Tabor; Wadi el-Mujahiyeh,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Kishon [kĭshˊōn, kĭshˊŏn] (Heb. qîšōn). A brook in the western portion of the valley of Jezreel and the plain of Acco (Judg. 4:7, 13; Ps. 83:9 [MT 10]; KJV “Kison”), the modern Nahr el-Muqaṭṭa˓. At Judg. 5:19 it is called “the waters of Megiddo.”In the Hebrew text Kishon is identified
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
KISHON A river in the western part of the Jezreel Valley, which draws its water from the mountains of Gilboa and Nazareth. It is perennial only in the last 6 miles of its course. During the Battle of Deborah and Barak, which took place in the winter, the river overflowed its shallow banks, bringing disaster
Catholic Bible Dictionary
KISHON A river originating in the hills of Samaria that flowed into the Mediterranean to the north of Mount Carmel; it is probably the modern Wadi al-Muqatta. It figured in the victory of Deborah and Barak over Sisera (Judg 4:7, 13; 5:21; Ps 83:10): a heavy downpour caused its banks to overflow and flood