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Elders of Jezreel
Older members of Jezreel. They killed Naboth after being deceived by Jezebel.
Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jezreel (Place)
JEZREEL (PLACE) [Heb yizrĕʿeʾl (יִזְרְעֶאְל)]. JEZREELITE. This toponym can be translated as “God sows” or “May God make fruitful.” The name is associated with two distinct towns, as well as with a major geographical component of the Israelite kingdom.1. A town in the tribal inheritance of Issachar
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jezreel (Place)
Jezreel (Place). 1. Town originally founded by the tribe of Issachar to the south of Shunem, a site that was abandoned in the el-Amarna period by earlier settlers (Jos 19:18). The city became associated with a number of important events in the history of Israel.It probably gained some of its importance
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jezreel
Jezreel jezʹrē-əl, jezʹrēl [Heb. yizreʿeʾl—‘God sows’; LXX usually Iezrael].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jezreel (Place)
JEZREEL (Place)1. Town originally founded by the tribe of Issachar to the south of Shunem, a site that was abandoned in the el-Amarna period by earlier settlers (Jos 19:18). The city became associated with a number of important events in the history of Israel.It probably gained some of its importance
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jezreel
JEZREEL1. A town in the Judean hill country (Josh 15:56). It was the home of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess (q.v.), one of David’s wives (1 Sam 25:43). It is possibly Khirbet Tarrama, about six miles SW of Hebron.2. A descendant of Judah (1 Chr 4:3), who presumably may have been have the eponymous ancestor
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Jezreel
JEZREEL. (Heb. Yizraʾel, ‘God sows’). 1. The town in Judah (Jos. 15:56), home of Ahinoam, one of David’s wives (1 Sa. 25:43). 2. A city of Issachar in the Jezreel plain (*Esdraelon), about 90 km N of Jerusalem, identified with Zerʾin (Jos. 19:18). The city and surroundings are associated with several
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jezreel (Place)
Jezreel (Heb. yizrĕʿeʾl) (PLACE)1. A town in the hills of Judah, in the vicinity of Ziph and Juttah (Josh. 15:56). Its identification is unknown, but some suggest Khirbet Tarrâmā (153098), 9 km. (6 mi.) SW of Hebron. This Jezreel was the hometown of one of David’s wives, Ahinoam (1 Sam. 25:43; 2
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Jezreel
JEZREEL a) A town in the east of the Hills of Judah (Josh. 15:56), the birth-place of Ahinoam, one of David’s wives (1 Sam. 25:43). Not identified.b) A town on the border of the territory of Issachar, at the foot of Mount Gilboa (Josh. 19:18 etc.). It was in the fifth district of the kingdom of Solomon
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jezreel
JEZREEL (Hebrew, “God sows”) The fertile plain located between Galilee and Samaria, and the name of a city on the plain, in the territory of Issachar (Josh 19:18), probably modern Zerʿin (Tel Yizraʾal). Jezreel figured in several Old Testament events. The plain of Jezreel (Esdraelon) was the site of
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jezre-el
Jez´re-el1. A city situated in the plain of the same name between Gilboa and Little Hermon, now generally called Esdraelon. [Esdraelon.] It appears in Josh. 19:18, but its historical importance dates from the reign of Ahab, b.c. 918–897, who chose it for his chief residence. The situation of the modern
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jezreel
JEZ´REEL (jezʹrēl; “God sows”).1. A descendant of the father (or founder) of Etam, of the line of Judah (1 Chron. 4:3).2. The oldest son of the prophet Hosea, so called because of the great slaughter predicted by his father (Hos. 1:4–5), about 748 b.c. See “The bloodshed of Jezreel,” in no. 3, below.
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