A river which flows from northern Samaria into the Mediterranean. Normally sluggish, it overflows during the rains and creates a surrounding area of swamp, which caused disaster to Sisera's chariots (Judg. 5:21), as celebrated in Ps. 83:9. It was also the scene of Elijah's massacre of the prophets of Baal after the contest on Mount Carmel [[➝ Carmel, Mount]] (1 Kgs. 18:40).

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  • KISHON — (Heb. קִישׁוֹן), river which drains the Jezreel Valley. The upper reaches are dry in summer and torrential in winter. Numerous small streams branching out from the hill of Moreh, the Jenin Valley, and elsewhere in the Jezreel Valley converge on… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Kishon — ist der Name des israelischen Schriftstellers Ephraim Kishon (1924–2005) der israelischen Galeristin Sara Kishon († 2002), Ehefrau von Ephraim Kishon der israelischen Galeristin Renana Kishon (* 1968), Tochter von Ephraim und Sara Kishon eines… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kishon — (izg. kišòn), Efraim (1924) DEFINICIJA izraelski književnik, podrijetlom iz Mađarske; piše humorom nadahnute pripovijetke, igrokaze, feljtone i putopise (Nije fer, Davide) …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Kishon — 32°49′N 35°02′E / 32.817, 35.033 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kishon — The name Kishon may refer to: * Kishon River (a river in Israel) * Ephraim Kishon (an Israeli satirist) …   Wikipedia

  • Kishon —    Winding, a winter torrent of Central Palestine, which rises about the roots of Tabor and Gilboa, and passing in a northerly direction through the plains of Esdraelon and Acre, falls into the Mediterranean at the north eastern corner of the bay …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Kishon — Kishọn   [ ʃ ], Ephraim, eigentlich Ferenc Họffmann, israelischer Schriftsteller und Journalist, * Budapest 23. 8. 1924; seit 1949 in Israel; wurde durch (in viele Sprachen übersetzte) satirische Erzählungen und Theaterstücke bekannt und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Kishon — n. stream in Israel; family name …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Kishon — ( the Fish )    F Indian name for governors of Massachusetts, 253 …   The makers of Canada

  • kishon — kish·on …   English syllables

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