Bible Cities: Kidron Valley
The Kidron Valley in the Bible
Kidron in Hitchcock's Bible Names
obscure; making black or sad
Kidron Valley in Easton's Bible Dictionary
= Kedron = Cedron, turbid, the winter torrent which flows
through the Valley of Jehoshaphat, on the eastern
Jerusalem, between the city and the Mount of Olives.
is known in Scripture only by the name "the brook
crossed this brook bare-foot and weeping, when
Absalom (2 Sam. 15:23, 30), and it was frequently
crossed by our
Lord in his journeyings to and fro (John 18:1). Here
the obscene idols of his mother (1 Kings 15:13), and
Athaliah was executed (2 Kings 11:16). It afterwards
receptacle for all manner of impurities (2 Chr.
and in the time of Josiah this valley was the common
the city (2 Kings 23:6; comp. Jer. 26:23).
Through this mountain ravine no water runs, except
rains in the mountains round about Jerusalem. Its
its head to en-Rogel is 2 3/4 miles. Its
banks are filled with ancient tombs, especially the
opposite the temple area. The greatest desire of the
Jews is to
be buried there, from the idea that the Kidron is
the "valley of
Jehoshaphat" mentioned in Joel 3:2.
Below en-Rogel the Kidron has no historical or
interest. It runs in a winding course through the
Judea to the north-western shore of the Dead Sea.
length, in a straight line, is only some 20 miles,
but in this
space its descent is about 3,912 feet. (See KEDRON
Recent excavations have brought to light the fact
that the old
bed of the Kidron is about 40 feet lower than its
and about 70 feet nearer the sanctuary wall.
Kidron Valley in Naves Topical Bible
Also called CEDRON
-A valley and stream between Jerusalem and the Mount of Olives
1Ki 2:37; Ne 2:15; Jer 31:40
-David flees from Absalom across
-Destruction of idols at, by Asa, Josiah, and the Levites
1Ki 15:13; 2Ki 23:6,12; 2Ch 29:16
-Source of, closed by Hezekiah
-Jesus crossed, on the night of his agony
Kidron Valley in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(turbid), The brook, a torrent or valley, not a "brook," or,
as in the margin of Revised Version, "ravine;" Gr. winter
torrent. It was close to Jerusalem, between the city and the
Mount of Olives. it is now commonly known as the "valley of
Jehoshaphat." The channel of the valley of Jehoshaphat is
nothing more than the dry bed of a wintry torrent, bearing
marks of being occasionally swept over by a large volume of
water. It was crossed by David in his flight, 2Sa 15:23 comp.
and by our Lord on his way to Gethsemane. Joh 18:1
comp. Mark 14:26; Luke 22:39
The distinguishing peculiarity of the Kidron valley --
mentioned in the Old Testament-- is the impurity which appears
to have been ascribed to it. In the time of Josiah it was the
common cemetery of the city. 2Ki 23:6 comp. Jere 26:23
Kidron Valley in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
kid'-ron (Kedron; the King James Version Cedron): A place
which, in obedience to Antiochus Sidetes, Cendebaeus fortified
(1 Macc 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 Macc 16:4 ff). It is named along with
Jamnia (Yebna) and Azotus (Esdud). It is possibly identical
with Katrah], a village about 3 miles Southwest of `Aqir
Kidron Valley Scripture - 2 Chronicles 15:16
And also [concerning] Maachah the mother of Asa the king, he
removed her from [being] queen, because she had made an idol
in a grove: and Asa cut down her idol, and stamped [it], and
burnt [it] at the brook Kidron.
Kidron Valley Scripture - 1 Kings 15:13
And also Maachah his mother, even her he removed from [being]
queen, because she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa
destroyed her idol, and burnt [it] by the brook Kidron.
Kidron Valley Scripture - 1 Kings 2:37
For it shall be, [that] on the day thou goest out, and passest
over the brook Kidron, thou shalt know for certain that thou
shalt surely die: thy blood shall be upon thine own head.
Kidron Valley Scripture - 2 Chronicles 29:16
And the priests went into the inner part of the house of the
LORD, to cleanse [it], and brought out all the uncleanness
that they found in the temple of the LORD into the court of
the house of the LORD. And the Levites took [it], to carry
[it] out abroad into the brook Kidron.
Kidron Valley Scripture - 2 Chronicles 30:14
And they arose and took away the altars that [were] in
Jerusalem, and all the altars for incense took they away, and
cast [them] into the brook Kidron.
Kidron Valley Scripture - 2 Kings 23:12
And the altars that [were] on the top of the upper chamber of
Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which
Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of the LORD,
did the king beat down, and brake [them] down from thence, and
cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron.
Kidron Valley Scripture - 2 Kings 23:4
And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the
priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to
bring forth out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that
were made for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of
heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of
Kidron, and carried the ashes of them unto Bethel.
Kidron Valley Scripture - 2 Kings 23:6
And he brought out the grove from the house of the LORD,
without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the
brook Kidron, and stamped [it] small to powder, and cast the
powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people.
Kidron Valley Scripture - 2 Samuel 15:23
And all the country wept with a loud voice, and all the
people passed over: the king also himself passed over the
brook Kidron, and all the people passed over, toward the way
of the wilderness.
Kidron Valley Scripture - Jeremiah 31:40
And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes,
and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner
of the horse gate toward the east, [shall be] holy unto the
LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for
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