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Kishon meaning

קישון
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🔼The name Kishon in the Bible

The Kishon is a river that meets the Mediterranean Sea on the north side of mount Carmel, which is present day Haifa. The Kishon is where the army of Israel, led by Deborah and Barak, engages the army of Jabin the Second of Canaan captained by Sisera (Judges 4:7, Psalm 83:9). It's also the scene where, much later, Elijah the Tishbite massacres 450 Baal priests (1 Kings 18:40).

🔼Etymology of the name Kishon

The name Kishon comes from the verb קוש (qosh) meaning to lay bait, or lure:

The waw-nun extension of our name personifies or localizes the verb.

🔼Kishon meaning

The name Kishon may mean Catcher, Place Of Catch (or rather Place Of Ensnarement), or Bender). For the meaning of the name Kishon, NOBSE Study Bible Name List goes with the original idea of the root-verb(s) and reads Bending. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names also is attracted to the original meaning of the root and reads Tortuous, Winding About.

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