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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Brook

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A torrent.
  • Applied to small streams, as the Arnon, Jabbok, etc. (Isaiah 15:7 ) speaks of the "book of the willows," probably the Wady-el-Asha.
  • It is also applied to winter torrents (Job 6:15 ; Numbers 34:5 ; Joshua 15:4,47 ), and to the torrent-bed or wady as well as to the torrent itself (Numbers 13:23 ; 1 Kings 17:3 ).
  • In Isaiah 19:7 the river Nile is meant, as rendered in the Revised Version.


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    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Brook'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/b/brook.html. 1897.

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