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(bihth' rahn) Place name meaning, “ravine” or common noun meaning, “morning.” As David ruled Judah in Hebron and Ishbosheth ruled Israel in Mahanaim, their armies clashed under generals Joab and Abner. Abner retreated. Joab and his brothers pursued. Abner killed Asahel. Finally Joab quit pursuing. Abner crossed the Jordan and marched through “Bithron,” either a ravine or mountain pass (KJV, NIV, TEV) or the forenoon (RSV, NAS).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Bithron'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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