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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

cutting; piercing; slaying

ATS Bible Dictionary

A small brook flowing into the Jordan, to which Elijah once withdrew, and where ravens brought him supplies of bread and flesh, 1 Kings 17:3-5. Robinson suggests that it may be the present Wady Kelt, which drains the hills west of Jericho, and flows near that town on its way to the Jordan. This brook is dry in summer.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A cutting; separation; a gorge, a torrent-bed or winter-stream, a "brook," in whose banks the prophet Elijah hid himself during the early part of the three years' drought (1 Kings 17:3, 5). It has by some been identified as the Wady el-Kelt behind Jericho, which is formed by the junction of many streams flowing from the mountains west of Jericho. It is dry in summer. Travellers have described it as one of the wildest ravines of this wild region, and peculiarly fitted to afford a secure asylum to the persecuted. But if the prophet's interview with Ahab was in Samaria, and he thence journeyed toward the east, it is probable that he crossed Jordan and found refuge in some of the ravines of Gilead. The "brook" is said to have been "before Jordan," which probably means that it opened toward that river, into which it flowed. This description would apply to the east as well as to the west of Jordan. Thus Elijah's hiding-place may have been the Jermuk, in the territory of the half-tribe of Manasseh.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ke'-rith (nachal kerith; Cheimarrhous Chorrhath): The place where Elijah hid and was miraculously fed, after announcing the drought to Ahab (1 Kings 17:3). It is described as being "before," that is "east," of Jordan. It cannot therefore be identified with Wady el-Kelt, to the West of Jericho. The retreat must be sought in some recess of the Gilead uplands with which doubtless Elijah had been familiar in his earlier days.

Strong's Hebrew
3747. Kerith -- a brook where Elijah was hidden
... 3746, 3747. Kerith. 3748 . a brook where Elijah was hidden. Transliteration:
Kerith Phonetic Spelling: (ker-eeth') Short Definition: Cherith. ...
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A Prophet's Strange Providers
... to my word.2. And the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, 3. Get thee hence,
and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/a prophets strange providers.htm

Elijah and the Widow's Son
... Then this message from Jehovah came to Elijah: "Go from here and hide yourself
near the Brook Cherith that is east of the Jordan. ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/elijah and the widows son.htm

Christ Teaching Liberality
... During the first part of the time when this famine was prevailing, God sent Elijah
to "the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan," I. Kings xvii: 7-17. ...
/.../newton/the life of jesus christ for the young/christ teaching liberality.htm

Elijah and the Widow's Son.
... He fled eastwards, having received a message from God to go and hide in the deep
valley of the Cherith, a small stream running between high banks down to the ...
/.../anonymous/children of the old testament/elijah and the widows son.htm

Elijah Fed by Ravens.
... of Ahab's way. "Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself
by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And it shall ...
/.../anonymous/mother stories from the old testament/elijah fed by ravens.htm

"The Widow Woman was There. " I Kings xvii. 10
... They don't have to wait for one another. Elijah had left Cherith because the brook
had dried up, and his first request shewed that he was in need of water. ...
// bread/xxxvii the widow woman was.htm

"What Doest Thou Here?"
... God met His tried servant with the inquiry, "What doest thou here, Elijah? I sent
you to the brook Cherith and afterward to the widow of Sarepta. ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 13 what doest thou.htm

The Voice of Stern Rebuke
... [This chapter is based on 1 Kings 17:8-24; 28:1-19.] For a time Elijah remained
hidden in the mountains by the brook Cherith. There ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 10 the voice of.htm

Elijah the Great Heart of Israel.
... Because he would seek to destroy Elijah, the Lord told His prophet to go to the
brook Cherith that ran into the Jordan, and there He would take care of him. ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter xxvii elijah the great.htm

Come Rest Awhile
... Like Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, like David among the hills of Judea, or Elijah
by the brook Cherith, the disciples needed to come apart from the scenes ...
/.../ desire of ages/chapter 38 come rest awhile.htm

Cherith (2 Occurrences)
... Manasseh. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. CHERITH, THE BROOK. ke'-rith ... days.
Multi-Version Concordance Cherith (2 Occurrences). 1 Kings ...
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Ravine (26 Occurrences)
... (DBY). 1 Kings 17:3 "Go away from here, turn eastward, and hide yourself
by the brook Cherith, that is before the Jordan. (See NIV). ...
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Torrent (49 Occurrences)
... (DBY). 1 Kings 17:3 Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself
by the torrent Cherith, which is before the Jordan. (DBY). ...
/t/torrent.htm - 22k

Elijah (104 Occurrences)
... Having delivered his message to Ahab, he retired at the command of God to a
hiding-place by the brook Cherith, beyond Jordan, where he was fed by ravens. ...
/e/elijah.htm - 71k

Stream (96 Occurrences)
... (BBE). 1 Kings 17:3 Go from here in the direction of the east, and keep yourself
in a secret place by the stream Cherith, east of Jordan. (BBE). ...
/s/stream.htm - 42k

Brook (75 Occurrences)
... MG Kyle. CHERITH, THE BROOK. ... 1 Kings 17:3 "Go away from here, turn eastward, and
hide yourself by the brook Cherith, that is before the Jordan. ...
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Cherub (21 Occurrences)

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Zarephath (4 Occurrences)
... zar'-e-fath (tsarephath; Sarepta): The Sidonian town in which Elijah was entertained
by a widow after he left the brook Cherith (1 Kings 17:9). Obadiah refers ...
/z/zarephath.htm - 11k

Kerith (1 Occurrence)
... Kerith (1 Occurrence). 1 Kings 17:3 "Go away from here, turn eastward, and hide
yourself by the brook Cherith, that is before the Jordan. (See NIV). ...
/k/kerith.htm - 6k

Raven (7 Occurrences)
... When Elijah was concealed by the brook Cherith, God commanded the ravens to bring
him "bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening" (1 ...
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