Jezreel Valley in the Bible:
Jos.17:16, allotted to the tribe of Manasseh, but the inhabitants had iron chariots;
Jud.6;33-37; 7:1-25, Gideon defeats the Midianites here after camping on Mount Gilboa while the Midianites camped on the Hill of Moreh;
1 Sam.29:1; 31:1-8, Saul was killed on the SE end of the Valley on Mount Gilboa;
1 Kings 4:12, Solomon places three cities of the Jezreel Valley (Beth Shean, Megiddo and Jezreel) under the leadership of Baana;
1 Kings 18:45-19:2, Elijah outrun’s Ahab’s chariot to Jezreel by running across the Jezreel Valley;
2 Kings4:8-37, Elisha raises the Shunammites son back to life in Shunem in the Jezreel Valley; 2 Kings 9:14-37, Jehu kills Joram, Ahaziah and Jezebel in Jezreel in the Valley;
2 Kings 23:29-30, King Josiah is fatally wounded here trying to stop Pharoah Neco from assisting the Assyrian army verse the Babylonians;
Zech.12:11, weeping will be great like the weeping of Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo;
Luke 7:11-17, Jesus raises the son of a woman from Nain back to life in the Jezreel Valley on the north edge of the Hill of Moreh;
Revelation 16:13-14, 16, the location of a future battle known as Armageddon (Har Megiddo, “Hill of Megiddo”)
A triangle shaped valley 20 miles long and 14 miles wide on the east end. The International Highway from Egypt to Mesopotamia passed through this V valley and intersected the main raod that fran from the Jordan Valley through Beth Shean to the Mediterranean Sea. Many important cities, mountains and events are located here: Mount Carmel, Mount Gilboa, Mount Tabor, Mount Moreh, Jezreel, Megiddo, Beth Shan, Nain, Nazareth and more.
See a list of the great battles of history fought in the Jezreel Valley below.