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KING'S VALE

(`emeq ha-melekh; Septuagint in Genesis reads to pedion ("the plain") basileos, in 2 Sam, he koilas ("valley") tou basileos; the King James Version King's Dale): The place where the king of Sodom met Abram (Genesis 14:17), and the situation of Absalom's monument (2 Samuel 18:18). It was identical with the Vale of Shaveh, and was evidently near Salem, the city of Melchizedek (Genesis 14:17). If SALEM (which see) is Jerusalem, then Absalom's pillar was also near that city, Josephus writes (Ant., VII, x, 3), "Absalom had erected for himself a marble pillar in the king's dale, two furlongs (stadia) from Jerusalem, which he named Absalom's Hand." In all probability this "pillar" was a rough upright stone-a matstsebhah-but its site is lost. The traditional Greek-Egyptian tomb of perhaps 100-200 years B.C. which has been hewn out of the rock on the eastern side of the Kidron valley is manifestly misnamed "Absalom's pillar," and the Kidron ravine (nachal) cannot be the King's Vale (`emeq).

E. W. G. Masterman

Library

Chapter xiv
... v.3, "the same is the Salt Sea"; v.7, "the same is Kadesh"; v.15, "which is on the
left hand of Damascus"; v.17, "the same is the King's Vale." These are most ...
//christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xiv.htm

A Sight of Judea
... "In Judea is the mountainous country, the plain, and the vale. What is the
mountainous country of Judea? It is the king's mountain. ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 9 a sight of.htm

The Story of Benjamin.
... with the empty corn-sacks on their backs, the ten brothers left the Vale of Hebron ...
After waiting for a time they were told that the king's officer would see them ...
/.../anonymous/children of the old testament/the story of benjamin.htm

David the Shepherd Youth.
... had made up their minds to make the men of Israel their servants, and King Saul
was ... men, and came, with their battle-flags and drums, up the great Vale of Elah ...
/.../anonymous/children of the old testament/david the shepherd youth.htm

India's Ills and England's Sorrows
... The tears of penitents are precious: a cup of them were worth a king's ransom. ... must
weep much; much love and much sorrow must go together in this vale of tears ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 3 1857/indias ills and englands sorrows.htm

The Courts of the Lord's House.
... By those, who in Thy presence bow; By those whose King and God art Thou. Through
Baca's arid vale,. As pilgrims when they pass. The well-springs never fail; ...
/.../montgomery/sacred poems and hymns/hymn cv the courts of.htm

The New Nature
... The king's royalty often lieth only in his crown, but with a Christian it is infused ...
to be discovered, as to be born for the first time into this vale of tears ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 7 1861/the new nature.htm

Pride of Prosperity
... "The king made silver and gold at Jerusalem as plenteous as stones, and cedar trees
made he as the sycamore trees that are in the vale for abundance." 2 ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 3 pride of prosperity.htm

Scenes in the Lives of the Patriarchs.
... They left the vale of Mamre, and journeyed to Gera, where, with a marvellous ... Abimelech,
the king, would have taken her for his wife as Abraham's sister, had ...
/.../headley/half hours in bible lands volume 2/scenes in the lives of.htm

Joseph and his Brethren
... So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. ... master took him,
and put him into the prison, the place where the king's prisoners were bound ...
/.../select masterpieces of biblical literature/i joseph and his brethren.htm



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