Harosheth-ha-goiim (Huh-roh´shith-huh-goi´im; Heb., “Harosheth of the Gentiles”)

The home base of Sisera, the commander of the army of the Canaanite king Jabin (Judg 4:2). There Sisera gathered his men and chariots and was defeated by Barak and Deborah (Judg 4:13-16). Harosheth-ha-goiim was strategically located near the Plain of Esdraelon southeast of Mt. Carmel, but its exact location remains unknown.

Judg 4:2

2So the Lord sold them into the hand of King Jabin of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor; the commander of his army was Sisera, who lived in Harosheth-ha-goiim.

Judg 4:13-16

13Sisera called out all his chariots, nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the troops who were with him, from Harosheth-ha-goiim to the Wadi Kishon.14Then Deb ... View more

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