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Megiddo

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ME-GID`DO (precious fruit), A town of Manasseh on southern limit of the plain of Esdraelon, Josh, xii, 21. Scene of the great conflict between Sisera and Barak and of Josiah's death.

Megiddo in Smiths Bible Dictionary. (place of crowns) was in a very marked position on the southern rim of the plain of Esdraelon, on the frontier line of the territories of the tribes of Issachar and Manasseh, 6 miles from Mount Carmel and 11 from Nazareth. It commanded one of those passes from the north into the hill country which were of such critical importance on various occasions in the history of Judea. Judith 4:7. The first mention occurs in Jos 12:21 where Megiddo appears as the city of one of the kings whom Joshua defeated on the west of the Jordan. The song of Deborah brings the place vividly before us, as the scene of the great conflict between Sisera and Barak. When Pharaoh- necho came from Egypt against the king of Assyria, Josiah joined the latter, and was slain at Megiddo. 2Ki 23:29; 2Ch 35:22-24 Megiddo is the modern el-Lejjun, which is undoubtedly the Legio of Eusebius and Jerome. There is a copious stream flowing down the gorge, and turning some mills before joining the Kishon. Here are probably the "waters of Megiddo" of Jud 5:19
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Megiddo
Tell. el-Mutesellim. Fortified city where pass across Mount Carmel enters Plain of Esdraelon (Plain of Megiddo). Captured by Thutmose III; opposed Joshua and remained in Canaanite hands, Josh. 12:21; 17:11; Judg. 1:27; in Solomon's fifth district, 1 Kgs. 4:12; fortified by Solomon, 1 Kgs. 9:15; 2 Kgs. 9:27; 23:29. Scene of important excavations showing occupation from early fourth millennium to 350 B.C.

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Joshua 17:11 - And Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher Bethshean and her towns, and Ibleam and her towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, and the inhabitants of Endor and her towns, and the inhabitants of Taanach and her towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns, [even] three countries. 

Judges 1:27 - Neither did Manasseh drive out [the inhabitants of] Bethshean and her towns, nor Taanach and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns: but the Canaanites would dwell in that land. 

1 Chronicles 7:29 - And by the borders of the children of Manasseh, Bethshean and her towns, Taanach and her towns, Megiddo and her towns, Dor and her towns. In these dwelt the children of Joseph the son of Israel. 

Judges 5:19 - The kings came [and] fought, then fought the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they took no gain of money. 

Joshua 12:21 - The king of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, one; 

2 Kings 23:29 - In his days Pharaohnechoh king of Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates: and king Josiah went against him; and he slew him at Megiddo, when he had seen him. 

1 Kings 9:15 - And this [is] the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer. 

2 Kings 23:30 - And his servants carried him in a chariot dead from Megiddo, and brought him to Jerusalem, and buried him in his own sepulchre. And the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and anointed him, and made him king in his father's stead. 

1 Kings 4:12 - Baana the son of Ahilud; [to him pertained] Taanach and Megiddo, and all Bethshean, which [is] by Zartanah beneath Jezreel, from Bethshean to Abelmeholah, [even] unto [the place that is] beyond Jokneam: 

2 Kings 9:27 - But when Ahaziah the king of Judah saw [this], he fled by the way of the garden house. And Jehu followed after him, and said, Smite him also in the chariot. [And they did so] at the going up to Gur, which [is] by Ibleam. And he fled to Megiddo, and died there. 

2 Chronicles 35:22 - Nevertheless Josiah would not turn his face from him, but disguised himself, that he might fight with him, and hearkened not unto the words of Necho from the mouth of God, and came to fight in the valley of Megiddo.    

 

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