Fountain of Jezreel

where Saul encamped before the battle of Gilboa (1 Samuel 29:1)

In the valley under Zerin there are two considerable springs, one of which, perhaps that here referred to, “flows from under a sort of cavern in the wall of conglomerate rock which here forms the base of Gilboa. The water is excellent; and issuing from crevices in the rocks, it spreads out at once into a fine limpid pool forty or fifty feet in diameter, full of fish” (Robinson).

This may be identical with the “well of Harod” (Judges 7:1; compare 2 Samuel 23:25), probably the 'Ain Jalud, i.e., the “spring of Goliath.”

Author: Matthew G. Easton.

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