Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


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.


Read Also:

  • Cherkassy

    [chur-kah-see, -kas-ee; Russian chyir-kahs-si] /tʃɜrˈkɑ si, -ˈkæs i; Russian tʃyɪrˈkɑs sɪ/ noun 1. a city in central Ukraine, on the Dnieper River, SE of Kiev.

  • Cherkess-autonomous-region

    [chur-kes; Russian chyir-kyes] /tʃɜrˈkɛs; Russian tʃyɪrˈkyɛs/ noun 1. .

  • Chernenko

    /tʃɜːˈɲɛŋkəʊ/ noun 1. Konstantin (Ustinovich) (kənstanˈtin). 1911–85, Soviet statesman; general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party (1984–85)

  • Chernigov

    [chur-nee-gawf, -gof; Russian chyir-nyee-guh f] /tʃɜrˈni gɔf, -gɒf; Russian tʃyɪrˈnyi gəf/ noun 1. a city in N Ukraine, on the Desna River. /ˈtʃɜːnɪɡɒf/ noun 1. a city in N central Ukraine, on the River Desna: tyres, pianos, consumer goods. Pop: 308 000 (2005 est)

Disclaimer: Cherith definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.