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Harod
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A spring near Mount Gilboa where Gideon sorted his troops, keeping only 300 (Judg 7:1–8). Harod is usually thought to be the same place as Ain Jalud, on the edge of the Jezreel Valley. Harod could also be the spring in Jezreel where Saul’s army was encamped before the battle of Gilboa (1 Sam 29:1).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Harod
Harod (הַ חֲרֹדִי‎, ha charodiy). A spring near Mount Gilboa where Gideon sorted his troops, keeping only 300 (Judg 7:1–8). Harod is usually thought to be the same place as Ain Jalud, on the edge of the Jezreel Valley. Harod could also be the spring in Jezreel where Saul’s army was encamped before the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Harod
Harod. 1. Spring beside which Gideon and his army camped before their encounter with the Midianites (Jgs 7:1). Perhaps this is the same spring by which Saul and his army pitched their tents prior to their battle with the Philistines (1 Sm 29:1). The spring of Harod is at ‛Ain Jalud by the northern side
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Harod
HAROD1. Spring beside which Gideon and his army camped before their encounter with the Midianites (Jgs 7:1). Perhaps this is the same spring by which Saul and his army pitched their tents prior to their battle with the Philistines (1 Sm 29:1). The spring of Harod is at ‘Ain Jalud by the northern side
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Harod
HAROD. A spring (not a “well,” KJV) which was the site Gideon’s encampment while preparing for battle with the Midianites (Jdg 7:1). Possibly the fountain where Saul made camp against the Philistines (1 Sam 29:1). It has been identified by some with ’Ain Jalud, a spring located on the NW slope of Mount
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Harod
HAROD (Heb. arōḏ ‘trembling’). A copious and beautiful spring at the foot of Mt Gilboa, E of Jezreel, which flows E into the Beth-shean valley. Here Gideon, confronting the Midianite hordes, reduced his army in two stages from 32,000 to 300 (Jdg. 7:1–8). Probably Saul and his army camped here prior
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Harod; the Well of Harod
HAROD; THE WELL OF HAROD A large spring at the foot of Mount Gilboa, where Gideon and his men camped before the battle with Sisera (Judg. 7:1).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Harod
Ha´rod (fear), The well of, a spring by which Gideon and his great army encamped on the morning of the day which ended in the rout of the Midianites, Judges 7:1, and where the trial of the people by their mode of drinking apparently took place. The Ain Jalûd is very suitable to the circumstances, as
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Harod
HA´ROD (haʹrod; “trembling or terror”). The spring at which the test of drinking was applied before the battle of Israel with the Midianites (Judg. 7:1, 4–7). The well bursts out of the source “some fifteen feet broad and two feet deep, from the very foot of Gilboa.” It is identical with the present
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Harod
Harodpalpitation, a fountain near which Gideon and his army encamped on the morning of the day when they encountered and routed the Midianites (Judg. 7). It was south of the hill Moreh. The present ‘Ain Jalud (“Goliath’s Fountain”), south of Jezreel and nearly opposite Shunem, is probably the fountain
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Harod
HarodHarod (hayʹruhd). 1 A rushing, copious spring, now ‘Ain Jalud, on the northwestern-most spur of Mount Gilboa where the Jezreel Plain narrows to run down to Beth-shan and the Jordan—a crucial military location. Here Gideon’s militia camped opposite the Midianites under Mount Moreh (Judg. 7:1).
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