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Easton's Bible Dictionary

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Additional Resources
• Nave's Topical Bible
Decision, valley of
• Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
Baca, Valley of
Decision, Valley of
Jehoshaphat, Valley of
Jezreel, Valley of
Mount of the valley
Rephaim, Valley of
Salt, Valley of
Shaveh, Valley of
Tyropoeon Valley
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Berachah, Valley of
Charashim, Valley of
Elah, Valley of
Hammon Gog, The Valley of
Hinnom, Valley of
Jehoshaphat, Valley of
Jiphthah, El, Valley of
Rephaim, Valley of
Salt, Valley of
Shaveh, Valley of
Zeboim, Valley of
Zephathah, Valley of
• Smith's Bible Dictionary
Achor, Valley of
Berachah, Valley of
Charashim, The valley of
Elah, The valley of
Eshcol, The valley
Jehoshaphat, Valley of
Rephaim, The valley of
Salt, Valley of
Vale, Valley
Zared, The valley of
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Beracah, Valley of
Blessing, Valley of
Decision, Valley of
Gad, Valley of
Gate, Valley
Giants, Valley of the
Hinnom, Valley of
Jehoshaphat, Valley of
Jordan Valley
Mount of the Valley
Salt, Valley of
Slaughter, Valley of
Sorek, Valley of
Vale, Valley
Valley Gate
Valley of Decision
Valley of Giants
Valley of Keziz
Valley of Slaughter
Valley of Vision
Valley, Jordan
Zephathah, Valley of
Greek - valley
Hebrew - valley, Valley, valleys
Hebrew - valley, broad valley, valleys
Hebrew - valley
Hebrew - valley, valleys
Hebrew - valley, Valley, valleys
Hebrew - valley
Valley -

  • Heb. bik'ah, a "cleft" of the mountains (Deuteronomy 8:7; 11:11; Psalms 104:8; Isaiah 41:18); also a low plain bounded by mountains, as the plain of Lebanon at the foot of Hermon around the sources of the Jordan (Joshua 11:17; 12:7), and the valley of Megiddo (2 Chronicles 35:22).

  • 'Emek, "deep;" "a long, low plain" (Job 39:10,21; Psalms 65:13; Cant 2:1), such as the plain of Esdraelon; the "valley of giants" (Joshua 15:8), usually translated "valley of Rephaim" (2 Samuel 5:18); of Elah (1 Samuel 17:2), of Berachah (2 Chronicles 20:26); the king's "dale" (Genesis 14:17); of Jehoshaphat (Joel 3:2,12), of Achor (Joshua 7:24; Isaiah 65:10), Succoth (Psalms 60:6), Ajalon (Joshua 10:12), Jezreel (Hosea 1:5).

  • Ge, "a bursting," a "flowing together," a narrow glen or ravine, such as the valley of the children of Hinnom (2 Kings 23:10); of Eshcol (Deuteronomy 1:24); of Sorek (Judges 16:4), etc.

    The "valley of vision" (Isaiah 22:1) is usually regarded as denoting Jerusalem, which "may be so called," says Barnes (Com. on Isa.), "either (1) because there were several valleys within the city and adjacent to it, as the vale between Mount Zion and Moriah, the vale between Mount Moriah and Mount Ophel, between these and Mount Bezetha, and the valley of Jehoshaphat, the valley of the brook Kidron, etc., without the walls of the city; or (2) more probably it was called the valley in reference to its being compassed with hills rising to a considerable elevation above the city" (Psalms 125:2; Compare also Jeremiah 21:13, where Jerusalem is called a "valley").

  • Heb. nahal, a wady or water-course (Genesis 26:19; Cant. 6:11).

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

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for 'Valley'". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".
    <>. 1897.

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