harosheth Summary and Overview
harosheth in Smith's Bible Dictionary
(workmanship) "of the Gentiles" so called from the mixed races that inhabited it --a city in the north of the land of Canaan, supposed to have stood on the west coast of the lake Merom from which the Jordan issues forth in one unbroken stream. It was the residence of Sisera captain of Jabin king of Canaan, #Jud 4:2| and it was the point to which the victorious Israelites under Barak pursued the discomfited host and chariots of the second potentate of that name. #Jud 4:16|
harosheth in Schaff's Bible Dictionary
HARO'SHETH (working in wood, etc.) OF THE GENTILES, so called from the mixed people who dwelt there. A place in the north of Palestine, the home of Sisera, Jud 4:2, Jud 4:13, Jud 4:16, and the place of assembling of Jabin's army. Dr. W. M. Thomson locates Harosheth in the pass between the plain of Esdraelon and Acre, at the base of Mount Carmel, where the Kishon flows through the ravine. A village and mound covering ruins, both bearing a name very similar to Harosheth, are found in this vicinity. Conder proposes with greater probability to identity it with El-Harothieh, a miserable mud hamlet about 11 miles west of Nazareth.