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An ancient Canaanite and Israelite city in the Jezreel Valley. Its location on the international route between Egypt and Mesopotamia made it an important military site.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
MEGIDDO (PLACE) [Heb mĕgiddô (מְגִדֹּו)]. A city in the valley of Jezreel. While the king of Megiddo is said to have been killed by the Israelites in their initial foray into Canaan (Josh 12:21) and Megiddo was allotted to the tribe of Manasseh (Josh 17:11), the Manassites were unable to accommodate
ARMAGEDDON (PLACE) [Gk Armagedōn (Ἀρμαγεδων)]. The location of the final battle of earth’s history as described in the book of Revelation. The word appears only once in the Bible and is Hebrew in origin (Rev 16:16). (See REVELATION, BOOK OF.) The most natural understanding of the Greek found in most
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Megiddo, Megiddon. City standing at the southwest edge of the plain of Esdraelon on the main route between Mesopotamia and Egypt. It overlooks the historic route where a pass through the Mt Carmel range led from the plain of Sharon into the plain of Jezreel. This strategic position made Megiddo one of
Armageddon. Hebrew word in Revelation 16:16 meaning “Mt Megiddo.” It is generally thought that the term refers to the town of Megiddo, strategically located between the western coastal area and the broad Plain of Jezreel in northern Palestine. The area of Megiddo was important commercially and militarily,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Megiddo mə-gidʹō [Heb. meg̱iddô, meg̱iddôn]; AV also MEGIDDON mə-gidʹən. A royal Canaanite city in north-central Israel overlooking the Valley of Jezreel. It passed into the hands of the Israelites and became a major administrative center. Eshtori Haparhi (14th cent. a.d.) deduced that Megiddo
Armageddon är-mə-gedʹən [GK. Harmagedon]. A name found only in Rev. 16:16. It is described as the rallying place of the kings of the whole world who, led by the unclean spirits issuing from the mouth of the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet, assemble here for “the war of the great day of God,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
MEGIDDO, MEGIDDON* City standing at the southwest edge of the plain of Esdraelon on the main route between Mesopotamia and Egypt. It overlooks the historic route where a pass through the Mt Carmel range led from the plain of Sharon into the plain of Jezreel. This strategic position made Megiddo one of
ARMAGEDDON Hebrew word in Revelation 16:16 meaning “Mount Megiddo.” It is generally thought that the term refers to the town of Megiddo, strategically located between the western coastal area and the broad plain of Jezreel in northern Palestine. The area of Megiddo was important commercially and militarily
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Megiddo (mi-gid´oh), an important city in antiquity located in the Plain of Esdraelon in the northwestern region of the Levant, now identified with modern Tell el-Mutesellim, about twenty miles southeast of Haifa and ten miles northwest of Jenin.Strategic Location: Megiddo owes its importance to its
Armageddon (ahr´muh-ged´uhn), the location of the final cosmic battle between the forces of good and evil, according to Rev. 16:16. The word is a transliteration into Greek of an unknown Hebrew word (Gk. har magedon). The nrsv renders it as Harmagedon, but almost all other English translations use Armageddon.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
MEGIDDO, MEGIDDONSite and location. Megiddo (modern Tell el-Mutesellim) gave its name to the famous battlefield of Armageddon (a Gr. transliteration of Heb. Har-Mgiddô [n], “Mount of Megiddo”). Its mound consists of a citadel of c. 13 acres (ANEP #708, air view), and a lower terraced area during the
ARMAGEDDON. A Heb. name used only in Rev 16:16 for the gathering place for the “battle of that great day of God almighty” associated with Christ’s second coming (Rev 16:14–15). It is usually interpreted as Mount (Heb. har) Megiddo. The pass of Megiddo leads through the Carmel range and has been the scene
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
MEGIDDO. An important OT city which lay in the Carmel range some 30 km SSE of the modern port of Haifa.
ARMAGEDDON (WH, rv, Har Magedon; TR Armageddon; Lat. Hermagedon; Syr.Gwy. Magedon). The assembly-point in the apocalyptic scene of the great Day of God Almighty (Rev. 16:16; unknown elsewhere). If it is symbolic, geographical exactness is unimportant. The earliest known interpretation, extant only in
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Megiddo (Heb. mĕg̱iddô)A medium-sized mound (Tell el-Mutesellim, “Mound of the Governor”/Tel Megiddo; 1675.2212) located in the southwest of the Jezreel Valley. Its significance lies in its location on a major pass leading from the coastal plain into the Jezreel Valley, part of the Via Maris which
Armageddon (Gk. Harmaged̂n)The “place” where the forces of evil are to assemble for one final onslaught against the forces of God (Rev. 16:16; NRSV “Harmagedon”). The Greek name transliterates Heb. har mag̱eḏōn (lit., “mountain of Magedon”), which many scholars believe should be read har mĕg̱iddôn,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Megiddo [mə gĭdˊō] (Heb. meg̱iddô). A very ancient fortified Canaanite and Israelite city, the ruins of which (modern Tell el-Mutesellim) are ca. 16 km. (10 mi.) southwest of Nazareth on the northeastern slope of the Mt. Carmel ridge, on the edge of the Jezreel valley (the plain of Esdraelon).
Armageddon [ärˊmə gĕdˊən] (Gk. Harmagedōn). A place where, according to Rev. 16:14–16, the kings of the entire world are to assemble for battle on the “great day of God the Almighty,” the final overthrow of all evil forces by the might and power of God at the end of time.This name generally is
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
MEGIDDO One of the most important Canaanite cities in the north of Palestine, mentioned for the first time in the annals of Tuthmosis III, who in 1468 bc defeated a Canaanite army near here. The long list of booty is a good indication of the wealth of the city at that time. After this conquest Megiddo
Catholic Bible Dictionary
MEGIDDO A fortified settlement that overlooks the fertile plain of Esdraelon between Mount Carmel and Mount Gilboa; it is identified with the modern Tell el-Mutesellim. Its location made its people witnesses to various battles in biblical times. Occupation of the site began in the fourth millennium b.c.;