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Valley of Jezreel
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Esdraelon
Esdraelon (Ἐσδρηλων, Esdrēlōn). Another name for the valley of Jezreel (Judith 1:8; 3:9; 4:6; 7:3). For further information, see this article: Jezreel of Issachar.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Esdraelon (Place)
ESDRAELON (PLACE) [Gk Esdrēlōn (Ἐσδρηλων)]. Western section of the valleys and plains that separate Galilee from Samaria (Jdt 1:8; 3:9; 4:6; 7:3). The name does not occur in the OT, where the name given to this area is Jezreel. Esdraelon includes the plain of Megiddo, which extends from the N slopes
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
Esdraelon, Plain of
Esdraelon, Plain of. Greek name, in the Apocrypha, for a portion of the valley of Jezreel, which separates the hills of Galilee and the hills of Samaria.See Jezreel, Valley of.
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
Jezreel, Valley of
Jezreel, Valley of. Largest and richest valley in the land of Israel. It was named after Jezreel, apparently the only town on the plain where the Israelites had gained a foothold in the early stages of their conquest (cf. Jgs 1:27:28, 30). The form of the name in later Greek sources is Esdraelon (Jth
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Esdraelon, Plain of
Esdraelon, Plain of ez-drə-ēʹlən, ez-drāʹlon [Gk. Esdrēlōn] (Jth. 1:8; 3:9; 4:6; 7:3); AV also ESDRAELOM (Jth. 1:8; 7:3). The Greek name, derived from Jezreel (Heb. yīzreʿeʾl, Josh. 17:16; Jgs. 6:33) for the central part of the lowland corridor extending from the modern bay of Haifa to Beth-shean.
III. Archeology
2. A settlement in the eighth district of Judah mentioned alongside Maon, Carmel, Ziph, and Juttah (Josh. 15:55f.). It is usually associated with Jezreel, a descendant of Hur in the genealogy of Judah (1 Ch. 4:3). David’s wife Ahinoam, the mother of Amnon (2 S. 3:2; 1 Ch. 3:1), was undoubtedly from there
Jezreel
Jezreel jezʹrē-əl, jezʹrēl [Heb. yizreʿeʾl—‘God sows’; LXX usually Iezrael].
Jezreel, Valley of
Jezreel, Valley of jez-rēlʹ [Heb. ʿēmeq yizreʿeʾl]; NEB VALE OF JEZREEL. The vitally important lowland corridor extending southeastward from the Bay of Acco (modern Haifa Bay) area to the edge of the Jordan Valley at Beth-shean. It is known today as Emek Yizreel, or more simply the Emek (Arab Merj
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
Jezreel Valley
JEZREEL VALLEY Largest and richest valley in the land of Israel. It was named after Jezreel, and it was apparently the only town on the plain where the Israelites had gained a foothold in the early stages of their conquest (cf. Jgs 1:27–30). The form of the name in later Greek sources is Esdraelon (Jdt
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jezreel
Jezreel (jez´ree-uhl; Heb., “God sows”).1 A town on the southern border of Issachar, commanding the Valley of Jezreel, identified with modern Zer‘in at the foot of Mount Gilboa. Here the Israelites encamped before battling the Philistines (1 Sam. 29). It was also one of the towns over which Ishbaal,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Esdraelon
ESDRAELON. The Gr. name derived from Jezreel for the W portion of the valley of Jezreel (q.v.), including the valley of Megiddo (q.v.) or Armageddon (q.v.). See Palestine, II. B. 2. b..
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
Esdraelon
ESDRAELON. The Greek form of the name *Jezreel. However, the Greek and Hebrew names really apply to two distinct but adjacent lowlands, even though in some modern works the term Jezreel is loosely extended to cover both regions. The vale of Jezreel proper is the valley that slopes down from the town
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
Esdraelon
Esdraelon (Gk. Esdrēlōn)The Greek form of the name “Jezreel.” Although the term does not occur in the OT (it is found in the Apocrypha in Jdt. 1:8; 3:9; 4:6; 7:3), it is frequently used interchangeably with Jezreel (which does occur in the OT numerous times). Technically, most archaeologists hold that
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Esdraelon
Esdraelon [ĕzˊdrĭ ēˊlən, ĕzˊdrĭ lôn] (Gk. Esdrēlōn).* The western portion of the valley of Jezreel, from which this Greek name is derived (e.g., Jdt. 1:8; 7:3; KJV “Edraelom”); also called the plain of Megiddo (Zech. 12:11) or the Great Plain (1 Macc. 12:49).
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