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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Kidron

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kid´ro ( Κεδρών , Kedrṓn ; the King James Version Cedron ): A place which, in obedience to Antiochus Sidetes, Cendebaeus fortified ( 1 Maccabees 15:39 ff), to which, when defeated, he fled, hotly pursued by John and Judas, sons of Simon the Maccabee, who burned the city ( 1 Maccabees 16:4 ff). It is named along with Jamnia ( Yebna ) and Azotus ( Esdūd ). It is possibly identical with ḳaṭrah , a village about 3 miles Southwest of ‛aḳir (Ekron).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Kidron'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/k/kidron.html. 1915.

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