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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    = Kedron = Cedron, turbid, the winter torrent which flows
    through the Valley of Jehoshaphat, on the eastern side of
    Jerusalem, between the city and the Mount of Olives. This valley
    is known in Scripture only by the name "the brook Kidron." David
    crossed this brook bare-foot and weeping, when fleeing from
    Absalom (2 Sam. 15:23, 30), and it was frequently crossed by our
    Lord in his journeyings to and fro (John 18:1). Here Asa burned
    the obscene idols of his mother (1 Kings 15:13), and here
    Athaliah was executed (2 Kings 11:16). It afterwards became the
    receptacle for all manner of impurities (2 Chr. 29:16; 30:14);
    and in the time of Josiah this valley was the common cemetery of
    the city (2 Kings 23:6; comp. Jer. 26:23).
      Through this mountain ravine no water runs, except after heavy
    rains in the mountains round about Jerusalem. Its length from
    its head to en-Rogel is 2 3/4 miles. Its precipitous, rocky
    banks are filled with ancient tombs, especially the left bank
    opposite the temple area. The greatest desire of the Jews is to
    be buried there, from the idea that the Kidron is the "valley of
    Jehoshaphat" mentioned in Joel 3:2.
      Below en-Rogel the Kidron has no historical or sacred
    interest. It runs in a winding course through the wilderness of
    Judea to the north-western shore of the Dead Sea. Its whole
    length, in a straight line, is only some 20 miles, but in this
    space its descent is about 3,912 feet. (See KEDRON.)
      Recent excavations have brought to light the fact that the old
    bed of the Kidron is about 40 feet lower than its present bed,
    and about 70 feet nearer the sanctuary wall.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Kidron, obscure; making black or sad