Harod

Harod (Hair´uhd)

1 A rushing, copious spring on the northwesternmost spur of Mt. 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 Mt. Moreh (Judg 7:1). It is also the “fountain that is in Jezreel,” where Saul camped (1Sam 29:1). 2 The home of Shammah and Elika, two of David’s Thirty (2Sam 23:25; the name “Shammoth the Harorite” in (1Chr 11:27) probably reflects textual error).

Judg 7:1

Gideon Surprises and Routs the Midianites
1Then Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) and all the troops that were with him rose early and encamped beside the spring of H ... View more

1Sam 29:1

The Philistines Reject David
1Now the Philistines gathered all their forces at Aphek, while the Israelites were encamped by the fountain that is in Jezreel.

2Sam 23:25

25Shammah of Harod; Elika of Harod;

1Chr 11:27

27Shammoth of Harod, Helez the Pelonite,

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