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Jezreel
        1. A city situated in the plain of the same name between Gilboa and Little Hermon, now generally called Esdraelon. [ESDRAELON] It appears in
        Jos 19:18 but its historical importance dates from the reign of Ahab, B.C. 918-897, who chose it for his chief residence. The situation of the modern village of Zerin still remains to show the fitness of his choice. Int he neighborhood, or within the town probably, were a temple and grove of Eastward, with an establishment of 400 priests supported by Jezebel. 1Ki 16:33; 2Ki 10:11 The palace of Ahab, 1Ki 21:1; 18:46 probably containing his "ivory house," 1Ki 22:39 was on the eastern side of the city, forming part of the city wall. Comp. 1Ki 21:1; 2Ki 9:25,30,33 Whether the vineyard of Naboth was here or at Samaria is a doubtful question. Still in the same eastern direction are two springs, one 12 minutes from the town, the other 20 minutes. The latter, probably from both its size and its situation, was known as "the spring of Jezreel." With the fall of the house of Ahab the glory of Jezreel departed.
        2. A town in Judah, in the neighborhood of the southern Carmel. Jos 15:56 Here David in his wanderings took Ahinoam the Israelites for his first wife. 1Sa 27:3; 30:5
        3. The eldest son of the prophet Hosea. Ho 1:4


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