The valley that lies east of Jerusalem between the Temple Mount and the Mount of Olives. The valley runs on a north-south axis, joining the Tyropoeon and Hinnom valleys south of the Jebusite and Davidic city of Jerusalem. The Kidron Valley lay just beyond the eastern boundary of Jerusalem during the monarchy (1025–586 BCE). David fled from Jerusalem across the Kidron during Absalom’s rebellion (2Sam 15:23). The Kidron was also the place where idols and cult objects from pagan shrines were destroyed by the reformer kings Asa (1Kgs 15:13), Hezekiah (2Chr 29:16; 2Chr 30:14), and Josiah (2Kgs 23:4-6). Jesus, with his disciples, crossed the Kidron after the Last Supper on the way to Gethsemane (John 18:1).
23The whole country wept aloud as all the people passed by; the king crossed the Wadi Kidron, and all the people moved on toward the wilderness.
13He also removed his mother Maacah from being queen mother, because she had made an abominable image for Asherah; Asa cut down her image and burned it at the W ... View more
16The priests went into the inner part of the house of the Lord to cleanse it, and they brought out all the unclean things that they found in the temple of the ... View more
14They set to work and removed the altars that were in Jerusalem, and all the altars for offering incense they took away and threw into the Wadi Kidron.
4The king commanded the high priest Hilkiah, the priests of the second order, and the guardians of the threshold, to bring out of the temple of the Lord all the ... View more
The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus
1After Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to a place where there was a garde ... View more