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Where was the Kidron Valley (2 Chronicles 30:14)

13 A very large crowd of people assembled in Jerusalem to celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread in the second month. 14 They removed the altars in Jerusalem and cleared away the incense altars and threw them into the Kidron Valley.

2 Chronicles 30:14

ESV - 14 They set to work and removed the altars that were in Jerusalem, and all the altars for burning incense they took away and threw into the Kidron Valley.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
The Kidron valley was a valley just outside the eastern wall of biblical Jerusalem that separated the Temple Mount from the Mount of Olives. It was formed by the flowing of the Kidron Brook, which is approximately twenty miles long, and whose course then continues east, through the West Bank of the Jordan River, and descending 4,000 feet before emptying into the Dead Sea.

As indicated by the verse cited in the question, the valley was frequently associated with the disposal of waste, or of items that were regarded as sacrilegious or ceremonially unclean. Jesus' crossing of this valley on his way to Gethsemane following the Last Supper was thus symbolic of His forthcoming betrayal, rejection, and death.

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