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Name of a stream east of the Jordan; not located (forms: Hebr. kerît; LXX Χορράθ (Chorráth); Vulg. Carith; Eus. On. 174,16 Χορρά (Chorrá); Jer. On. 175,16 Ch.; Peregrinatio Aetheriae, CSEL 39, 58f. Corra). Abel [vol. 1, 1. 484f.], Glueck [2] i.a. [3], arguing on the basis of the prophet Elias' having hidden there (1 Kg 17,3,5), identify C. with the Wadi el-Jubis in northern Gilead, which joins the Jordan to the south of Pella.


1 F.-M. Abel, Géographie de la Palestine 2 vols., 1933-38

2 N. Glueck, AASO 25-28, 1951, 219

3 J. Döller…

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Köckert, Matthias (Berlin), “Chorat”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 02 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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