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English Bible Dictionary

Kishon

 

(winding), The river, a torrent or winter stream of central Palestine, the scene of two of the grandest achievements of Israelitish history--the defeat of Sisera, Judges 4, and the destruction of the prophets of Baal by Elijah, and you can find more about that here on st-takla.org on other commentaries and dictionary entries. (1 Kings 18:40) The Nahr Mukutta, the modern representative of the Kishon, is the drain by which the waters of the plain of Esdraelon and of the mountains which enclose that plain find their way through the plain of Acre to the Mediterranean. The part of the Kishon at which the prophets of Baal were slaughtered by Elijah was doubtless close below the spot on Carmel where the sacrifice had taken place.

 

* See also: Kishion.

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