Megiddon
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Megiddon

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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MEGIDDO; MEGIDDON

me-gid'-o, me-gid'-on (meghiddo, meghiddon; Magiddo, Mageddon, Magdo): A royal city of the Canaanites, the king of which was slain by Joshua (Joshua 12:21). It lay within the territory of Issachar, but was one of the cities assigned to Manasseh (Joshua 17:11 1 Chronicles 7:29). Manasseh, however, was not able to expel the Canaanites, who therefore continued to dwell in that land. Later, when the children of Israel were waxen strong, the Canaanites were put to taskwork (Joshua 17:12 Judges 1:27 f). The host of Sisera was drawn to the river Kishon, and here, "by the waters of Megiddo," the famous battle was fought (Judges 5:19). By the time of Solomon, Israel's supremacy was unquestioned. Megiddo was included in one of his administrative districts (1 Kings 4:12), and it was one of the cities which he fortified (1 Kings 9:15). Ahaziah, mortally wounded at the ascent of Gur, fled to Megiddo to die (2 Kings 9:27). At Megiddo, Josiah, king of Judah, attempted to arrest Pharaoh-necoh and his army on their march to the Euphrates against the king of Assyria. Here the Egyptian monarch "slew him.... when he had seen him," and from Megiddo went the sorrowful procession to Jerusalem with Josiah's corpse (2 Kings 23:29 2 Chronicles 35:20). The sad tale is told again in 1 Esdras 1:25;. "The mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon" became a poetical expression for the deepest and most despairing grief (Zechariah 12:11).

See also ARMAGEDDON.

The constant association of Megiddo with Taanach (Tell Ta`anek) points to a position on the south edge of the plain of Esdraelon. In confirmation of this, we read (RP, 1st series, II, 35-47) that Thothmes III captured Megiddo, after having defeated the Palestinian allies who opposed him. He left his camp at Aruna (possibly `Ar`arah), and, following a defile (possibly Wady `Arah), he approached Megiddo from the South We should thus look for the city where the pass opens on the plain; and here, at Khan el-Lejjan, we find extensive ruins on both sides of a stream which turns several mills before falling into the Kishon. We may identify the site with Megiddo, and the stream with "the waters of Megiddo." Pharaoh-necoh would naturally take the same line of march, and his advance could be nowhere more hopefully opposed than at el-Lejjun. Tell el-Mutasellim, a graceful mound hard by, on the edge of the plain, may have formed the acropolis of Megiddo.

The name Mujadda` attaches to a site 3 miles South of Beisan in the Jordan valley. Here Conder would place Megiddo. But while there is a resemblance in the name, the site really suits none of the Biblical data. The phrase "Taanach by the waters of Megiddo" alone confines us to a very limited area. No position has yet been suggested which meets all the conditions as well as el-Lejjun.

The Khan here shows that the road through the pass from Esdraelon to the plain of Sharon and the coast was still much frequented in the Middle Ages.

W. Ewing

Greek
717. Harmagedon -- Har-Magedon, a mountain of unc. location
... Word Origin of Hebrew origin har and Megiddon Definition Har-Magedon, a mountain
of unc. location NASB Word Usage Har-Magedon (1). Armageddon. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4023b. Megiddon -- a place in Manasseh
Megiddon or Megiddo. 4023a, 4023b. Megiddon or Megiddo. 4024 . a place in Manasseh.
Transliteration: Megiddon or Megiddo Short Definition: Megiddo. ...
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4023. Mgiddown -- a tower
... Megiddo, Megiddon (Zech. 'abdan or Mgiddow {meg-id-do'}; from gadad; rendezvous;
Megiddon or Megiddo, a place in Palestine -- Megiddo, Megiddon. ...
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Library

Apart
... the battle with Pharaoh-nechoh at Megiddo: "In that day shall there be a great mourning
in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon ...
//christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 43 1897/apart.htm

The Redeemer's Return is Necessitated by the Present ...
... In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning
of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon" (Zech.12:10, 11). ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/pink/the redeemers return/vi the redeemers return is.htm

The Final Conflict.
... memorable for the death of king Josiah, when Pharaoh-necho fought against him,
(2 Kings 23:29); so that the mourning as "in the valley of Megiddon," became a ...
/.../bliss/a brief commentary on the apocalypse/the final conflict.htm

The Secret Burden
... your heart. For then, there will be a life-long mourning in your heart as
the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. "Oh ...
//christianbookshelf.org/whyte/lord teach us to pray/xxii the secret burden.htm

The Feeding of the Four Thousand - to Dalmanutha - the Sign from ...
... [3605] It has been ingeniously suggested, that Magadan might represent a Megiddo,
being a form intermediate between the Hebrew Megiddon and the Asyrian Magadu. ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xxxvi the feeding of.htm

Blessed are they that Mourn
... Such must be the sorrow for sin. In that day there shall be great mourning, as the
mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon (verse 11). ...
/.../the beatitudes an exposition of matthew 51-12/6 blessed are they that.htm

The Holy City; Or, the New Jerusalem:
The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3. <. ...
/.../bunyan/the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/the holy city or the.htm

Thesaurus
Megiddon (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia MEGIDDO; MEGIDDON. me-gid ... Ages. W. Ewing.
Multi-Version Concordance Megiddon (1 Occurrence). Zechariah ...
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Megid'do (12 Occurrences)
Megid'do. Megiddo, Megid'do. Megiddon . Multi-Version Concordance Megid'do
(12 Occurrences). ... Megiddo, Megid'do. Megiddon . Reference Bible.
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Megiddo (13 Occurrences)
... MEGIDDO; MEGIDDON. ... Zechariah 12:11 In that day there will be a great mourning in
Jerusalem, like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. ...
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Hadadrimmon (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. HADADRIMMON. ha-dad-rim'-on, had-ad-rim'-on (hadhadh
rimmon): A name which occurs, along with Megiddon, in Zechariah 12:11. ...
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Hadad-rimmon (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. HADADRIMMON. ha-dad-rim'-on, had-ad-rim'-on (hadhadh
rimmon): A name which occurs, along with Megiddon, in Zechariah 12:11. ...
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Mehavite (1 Occurrence)

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Hadadrim'mon (1 Occurrence)
... Zechariah 12:11 In that day, great is the mourning of Jerusalem, As the mourning
of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon, (See RSV). ...
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Rimmon (22 Occurrences)
... (See RSV). Zechariah 12:11 In that day there will be a great mourning in Jerusalem,
like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. ...
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Hadad (38 Occurrences)
... Zechariah 12:11 In that day there will be a great mourning in Jerusalem,
like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. ...
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Mourning (85 Occurrences)
... (YLT). Zechariah 12:11 In that day there will be a great mourning in Jerusalem,
like the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. ...
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