The bed of a stream or river generally dry or nearly dry during the summer months, but sporadically or continuously filled with water from the rains during the winter. The land of Canaan had numerous such watercourses (Deut 8:7
; Deut 10:7
; Lev 11:9-10
). Well-known brooks of the Bible include the Zered (Num 21:12
), the Arnon (Deut 2:24
), the Jabbok (Deut 2:37
), the Kanah (Josh 17:9
), the Kishon (Judg 4:7
), the Sorek (Judg 16:4
), the Besor (1Sam 30:9
), the Kidron (1Kgs 2:37
; John 18:1
), the Cherith (1Kgs 17:3
), and the Brook of Egypt, Canaan’s southern boundary (Num 34:5
7For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with flowing streams, with springs and underground waters welling up in valleys and hills,
7From there they journeyed to Gudgodah, and from Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a land with flowing streams.
9These you may eat, of all that are in the waters. Everything in the waters that has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the streams—such you may eat.10B ... View more
12From there they set out, and camped in the Wadi Zered.
24“Proceed on your journey and cross the Wadi Arnon. See, I have handed over to you King Sihon the Amorite of Heshbon, and his land. Begin to take possession by ... View more
37You did not encroach, however, on the land of the Ammonites, avoiding the whole upper region of the Wadi Jabbok as well as the towns of the hill country, just ... View more
9Then the boundary went down to the Wadi Kanah. The towns here, to the south of the wadi, among the towns of Manasseh, belong to Ephraim. Then the boundary of M ... View more
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.’ ”
4After this he fell in love with a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.
9So David set out, he and the six hundred men who were with him. They came to the Wadi Besor, where those stayed who were left behind.
37For on the day you go out, and cross the Wadi Kidron, know for certain that you shall die; your blood shall be on your own head.”
The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus
1After Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to a place where there was a garde ... View more
3“Go from here and turn eastward, and hide yourself by the Wadi Cherith, which is east of the Jordan.
5the boundary shall turn from Azmon to the Wadi of Egypt, and its termination shall be at the Sea.