Carmel (Kahr´muhl; Heb., “garden” or “orchard”)

1 A range of fertile, forested hills (Amos 1:2; Isa 33:9; Nah 1:4) about fifteen miles long on the west border of the land allotted to the tribe of Asher (Josh 19:26). Mt. Carmel was the scene of the contest between Elijah and the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah (1Kgs 18:19). 2 An ancient city identified as modern Khirbet el-Kirmel (or Kermel), eight miles southeast of Hebron. It was here that Saul commemorated his victory over the Amalekites by erecting a monument (1Sam 15:12). Also, the events told in the story of Abigail, David, and Nabal took place near Carmel (1Sam 25).

Amos 1:2

Judgment on Israel's Neighbors
2And he said:
The Lord roars from Zion,
and utters his voice from Jerusalem;
the pastures of the shepherds wither,
and the top of ... View more

Isa 33:9

9The land mourns and languishes;
Lebanon is confounded and withers away;
Sharon is like a desert;
and Bashan and Carmel shake off their leaves.

Nah 1:4

4He rebukes the sea and makes it dry,
and he dries up all the rivers;
Bashan and Carmel wither,
and the bloom of Lebanon fades.

Josh 19:26

26Allammelech, Amad, and Mishal; on the west it touches Carmel and Shihor-libnath,

1Kgs 18:19

19Now therefore have all Israel assemble for me at Mount Carmel, with the four hundred fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat ... View more

1Sam 15:12

12Samuel rose early in the morning to meet Saul, and Samuel was told, “Saul went to Carmel, where he set up a monument for himself, and on returning he passed o ... View more

1Sam 25

Death of Samuel
1Now Samuel died; and all Israel assembled and mourned for him. They buried him at his home in Ramah.
Then David got up and went down to the wil ... View more

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