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Harod Spring
A spring below Mt. Gilboa where Gideon and his men camped.
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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
Harod
1. The location of the fountain beside which Gideon and his army were encamped (Jgs. 7:1). Smith (HGHL, pp. 397f) shows how the terrain made Gideon’s test of the army meaningful. There is no good reason to question the accuracy of the common view, which places this spring at ʿAin Jālûd, on the edge
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Harod
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
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.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HAROD, WELL OF
HAROD, WELL OF<ha’-rod> ([עֵן חֲרֹד‎, ̀en charodh], “fountain of trembling”): The fountain beside which (probably above it) Gideon and his army were encamped (Jdg 7:1). Moore (Judges, in the place cited.) argues, inconclusively, that the hill Moreh must be sought near Shechem, and that the well of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Harod, Well Of
HAROD, hāʹrod, WELL OF (עֵן חֲרֹד‎, ‛ēn ḥărōdh, “fountain of trembling”): The fountain beside which (probably above it) Gideon and his army were encamped (Jgs 7:1). Moore (Judges, in loc.) argues, inconclusively, that the hill Moreh must be sought near Shechem, and that the well of Harod must be some
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