Harod (SE of Jerusalem)
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Harod (Place)
HAROD (PLACE) [Heb ḥărod (חֲרָד‎)]. 1. The name of the spring by which Gideon made his camp before his battle against the Midianites (Judg 7:1). The name of the spring means “trembling,” which is related to the first test to which Gideon subjected his men. It was at the spring that Gideon conducted
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
2. The home of two of David’s heroes, Shamma and Elika (thus the AV calls them Harodites). The LXX omits the second name. In 1 Ch. 11:27, the AV calls Shammoth “the Harorite”; the second is omitted. “Harorite” is a scribal error for “Harodite,” ב being taken for ב. “Harodite” may be connected with the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Harod (hair´uhd).1 A rushing, copious spring (modern ‘Ain Jalud), on the northwest 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). It is also
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Harod (Heb. ḥărōḏ)1. A spring where Gideon and his men camped (Judg. 7:1). Many scholars identify the site with the spring of ʿAin Jālûd (184217), 3.2 km. (2 mi.) E of Zerʿin below the cliffs of Mt. Gilboa. The spring flows from a rocky cave into the Jalud River and eventually reaches the Jordan.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HAROD hair´uhd [חֲרוֹדkharodh, חֲרוֹדִיkharodhi, חֲרוֹרִיkharori]. 1. Site of the camp where Gideon and his army prepare to battle Midian (Judg 7:1). Its actual location is unknown, but it is usually identified with a spring in the vicinity of Mount Gilboa.2. The hometown of two of the men listed