18:40 brook Kishon. This brook runs toward the north in the plain below Mount Carmel.
slaughtered them there. Israel was a theocracy, a society founded by and constituted under God. Deut. 13:1–5 mandates the death of false prophets; Deut. 13:13–18 and 17:2–7 prescribe death to anyone embracing idolatry or inciting others to it.