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Cherith, The Brook

CHERITH, THE BROOK

ke'-rith (nachal kerith; Cheimarrhous Chorrhath):

The place where Elijah hid and was miraculously fed, after announcing the drought to Ahab (1 Kings 17:3). It is described as being "before," that is "east," of Jordan. It cannot therefore be identified with Wady el-Kelt, to the West of Jericho. The retreat must be sought in some recess of the Gilead uplands with which doubtless Elijah had been familiar in his earlier days.


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