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).
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
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.
25Shammah of Harod; Elika of Harod;
27Shammoth of Harod, Helez the Pelonite,