A streambed in which much of the year water flows westward through the Esdraelon (Megiddo) Plain. Most of the year the Kishon is a sluggish brook. During the rainy season it can be swampy through the Megiddo Plain, as when in Deborah’s defeat of the Canaanites the “torrent Kishon swept them away” (Judg 5:21). Although the exact location of that battle cannot be determined, Sisera’s chariots and troops were drawn out to meet Barak at the river Kishon (Judg 4:7), and the Song of Deborah suggests a place near Taanach (Judg 5:19). This victory at the river Kishon is recalled in (Ps 83:9). It was near the brook Kishon that Elijah killed the prophets of Baal when they could not call down fire on their offering on Mt. Carmel (1Kgs 18:40).
21The torrent Kishon swept them away,
the onrushing torrent, the torrent Kishon.
March on, my soul, with might!
7I will draw out Sisera, the general of Jabin's army, to meet you by the Wadi Kishon with his chariots and his troops; and I will give him into your hand.’ ”
19“The kings came, they fought;
then fought the kings of Canaan,
at Taanach, by the waters of Megiddo;
they got no spoils of silver.
9Do to them as you did to Midian,
as to Sisera and Jabin at the Wadi Kishon,
40Elijah said to them, “Seize the prophets of Baal; do not let one of them escape.” Then they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the Wadi Kishon, and ... View more