Megiddo (Mi-gid´oh)

An important city in antiquity located in the Plain of Esdraelon in northwestern Palestine, now identified with modern Tell el-Mutesellim, about twenty miles southeast of Haifa. According to the OT, Joshua defeated a king of Megiddo (Josh 12:21), and although the town was given to the tribe of Manasseh (Josh 17:11; 1Chr 7:29), the Canaanites were not driven out (Josh 17:12; Judg 1:27). “At Taanach, by the waters of Megiddo” Deborah and Barak met the Canaanites (Judg 5:19), but it may have been the time of David before the city was firmly in Israelite hands. Megiddo was in one of Solomon’s administrative districts (1Kgs 4:12), and he fortified Megiddo along with Jerusalem, Hazor, and Gezer (1Kgs 9:15). The importance of Megiddo as a battleground is remembered in the NT as Armageddon (Heb., “The Mound of Megiddo”), the place of the final victory of God over all the forces of the world (Rev 16:16).

Josh 12:21

21the king of Taanach

the king of Megiddo

Josh 17:11

11Within Issachar and Asher, Manasseh had Beth-shean and its villages, Ibleam and its villages, the inhabitants of Dor and its villages, the inhabitants of En-d ... View more

1Chr 7:29

29also along the borders of the Manassites, Beth-shean and its towns, Taanach and its towns, Megiddo and its towns, Dor and its towns. In these lived the sons o ... View more

Josh 17:12

12Yet the Manassites could not take possession of those towns; but the Canaanites continued to live in that land.

Judg 1:27

27Manasseh did not drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shean and its villages, or Taanach and its villages, or the inhabitants of Dor and its villages, or the inh ... View more

Judg 5:19

19“The kings came, they fought;
then fought the kings of Canaan,
at Taanach, by the waters of Megiddo;
they got no spoils of silver.

1Kgs 4:12

12Baana son of Ahilud, in Taanach, Megiddo, and all Beth-shean, which is beside Zarethan below Jezreel, and from Beth-shean to Abel-meholah, as far as the other ... View more

1Kgs 9:15

Other Acts of Solomon
15This is the account of the forced labor that King Solomon conscripted to build the house of the Lord and his own house, the Millo and th ... View more

Rev 16:16

16And they assembled them at the place that in Hebrew is called Harmagedon.

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