brook of Cedron; brook of Kidron

(Hebrew: dark)

Or Kidron. Ravine 20 miles long, east of Jerusalem near the Mount of Olives (2 Kings 15; 3 Kings 2; Jeremiah 31). Christ crossed it to Gethsemani (John 18). Traditional tomb of the Blessed Virgin is venerated in the Valley of the Cedron.

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