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Bithron

Bithron [N] [S]

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Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Bithron'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Bithron, [N] [H]

more accurately the Bithron (a craggy gorge or ravine ), a place, doubtless a district, in the Jordan valley on the east side of the river. ( 2 Samuel 2:29 )


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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Bithron,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

BITHRON

bith'-ron (ha-bithron; holen ten parateinousan, literally "the entire (land) extending"; 2 Samuel 2:29, "the Bithron," i.e. the gorge or groove):

Does not seem to be a proper name; rather it indicates the gorge by which Abner approached Mahanaim. Buhl (GAP, 121) favors identification with Wady `Ajlun, along which in later times a Ro road connected `Ajlun and Mahanaim. Others (Guthe, Kurz. bib. Worterbuch, under the word) incline to Wady esh Sha`ib.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BITHRON'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.