from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Plain ofEsdraelon A fertile plain of northern Israel extending from the coastal lowlands near Mount Carmel to the Jordan River valley.


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  • St. Jerome implicitly identifies Legio with Mageddo, for he calls Esdraelon now

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  • Below, was the broad, level plain of Esdraelon, checkered with fields like a chess-board, and full as smooth and level, seemingly; dotted about its borders with white, compact villages, and faintly penciled, far and near, with the curving lines of roads and trails.

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  • Mount Tabor from the Plain of Esdraelon, April 19th 1839 1842

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  • It is called the Plains of Megiddo, near the area of Esdraelon.

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  • I crossed the plain of Esdraelon and entered amongst the hills of beautiful Galilee.


  • He saw a bit of green waving just below the blue Galilee hills that separated this plain of Esdraelon from the coast.

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  • Nazareth lies in a basin among hills, from the rim of which can be seen to the southward the historic plain of Esdraelon, and eastward the Jordan valley and the hills of Gilead, and westward the

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  • In one direction the prolonged Ghor of the Jordan; and in another appeared the opening of the plain of Esdraelon and Tabor, with the Mediterranean far away, and Carmel almost hull down, as one might say of a ship.

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  • Passing through the rush of _'Ain Saadeh_ water as it tumbles from the rocky base of Carmel, and by the _Beled esh Shaikh_ and _Yajoor_, we crossed the Kishon bed to take a road new to me, namely, by _Damooneh_, leaving _Mujaidel_ and _Yafah_ visible on our right, upon the crests of hills overlooking the Plain of Esdraelon.

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  • Next day, across the plain of Esdraelon to _Jeneen_ and _Sanoor_, where we slept.

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