Mochmur, the Brook
Moch'mur, The Brook
(ὁ χειμάῤῥος Μρχμούρ; Alex. omits Μοχ.; Vulg. omits), a torrent, i.e., a wady. the word "brook" conveys an entirely false impression — mentioned only in Judith 7:18; and there as specifying the position of Ekrebel — "Near unto Chusi, and upon the brook Mochmur." Ekrebel has been identifled, with great probability, by Mr. Van de Velde in Akrabeh, a ruined site in the mountains of Central Palestine, equidistant from Nablus and Seilunl, south-east of the former and north-east of the latter; and the torrent Mochmur may be either the Wady Makfuriyeh, on the northern slopes of which Akrabeh stands, or the Wady Ahmar, which is the continuation of the former eastwards. The reading of the Syriac (Nachol de-Peor) possibly points to the existence of a sanctuary of Baal Peor. in this neighborhood, but is more probably a corruption of the original name, which was apparently מִחמוּר (Simon, Onomasticon N.T. page 111).