Kishon (Ki´shon)

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).

Judg 5:21

21The torrent Kishon swept them away,
the onrushing torrent, the torrent Kishon.
March on, my soul, with might!

Judg 4:7

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.’ ”

Judg 5:19

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.

Ps 83:9

9Do to them as you did to Midian,
as to Sisera and Jabin at the Wadi Kishon,

1Kgs 18:40

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

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