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ELEUTHERUS ĭ lōō’ thər əs (Ελεύθερος, free). A small river flowing from the Lebanon Mountains across Phoenicia to the Mediterranean Sea. It marked the northern limit of two expeditions by Jonathan the Maccabee (1 Macc 11:7; 12:30).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(Eleutheros; 1Macc 11:7; 12:30):

A river separating Syria and Phoenicia.