Qidron Stream (Kidron or Kedron)

Qidron Stream Called in the Bible Brook of Kidron

Qidron Valley


View of the tombs in the Qidron Valley


The rock-cut tombs in the Qidron Valley

Qidron Stream (Kidron Valley)

(II Samuel 15:23; I Kings 2:37; I Kings 15:13; Jeremiah 31:40)

Called in the Bible Brook of Kidron and appears many times.

The stream,  often called the Kedron Valley, originates in Jerusalem between Mt. Scopus and the Old City, and empties into the Dead Sea. On its eastern side, opposite the southeast corner of the Old City, are a number of rock-cut tombs (those of Bene Hezir, Zechariah and Pharaoh’s Daughter). The upper part of stream was used as a garbage and sewage dump for many generations. “And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy unto the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.” (Jeremiah 31:40).

Where it traverses the Judean Desert there are many caves, some of  which were used in the past as dwelling places for hermits.


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