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CHERITH (Χορράθ,, LXX.), a brook mentioned only in the history of Elijah (1 Kings, 17.3--7) without any further notice of its situation than that it was “before Jordan,” an expression which might either signify east of the Jordan, or on the way to the Jordan. No value whatever can be attached to Dr. Robinson's attempt to identify it with Wady Kelt (Bib. Res. vol. ii. p. 288), a small stream which runs through a rocky valley immediately to the north of the road between Jerusalem and Jericho, and which is mentioned in the borders of Judah and Benjamin. (Josh. 15.7.)


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