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  1. Cherith

    Cherith means a cutting, separation, gorge, torrent-bed, or winter-stream, is a valley or stream in whose banks the prophet Elijah hid himself during the early part of the three years' drought which he announced to King Ahab. The name is also a Mizrahi Jewish surname, specifically among Jews of Yemenite extraction. It has been identified as the Wadi al-Yabis located between Israel and Jordan, which feeds in the Yarmouk River, flowing west to east, through the forested uplands across deserts of Jordan. Travellers have described it as one of the wildest ravines of the fertile crescent, and peculiarly fitted to afford a secure asylum to the persecuted. During summer, the stream is very dry. It is home to an array of wildlife including hyraxes, egrets, gazelles and olive trees. Alternatively, it has also been identified as a small stream in the Wadi Kelt at St. George's Monastery. In 1994, according to the Israel–Jordan Treaty of Peace, Israel could maintain its uses of Jordan River waters between the Yarmouk and Cherith/Wadi al-Yabis.

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  1. Cherith

    a brook E. of the Jordan, Elijah's hiding-place.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cherith in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cherith in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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