The Spring of Jezreel in Israel

“Leon Mauldin has been preaching full-time since 1972 and is currently in Hanceville AL (since 1989). One special area of interest is taking trips to the Bible lands for research and photography for biblical teaching and publication. Leon’s Message Board has an emphasis on biblical History and Geography. The setting of the biblical world gives one a context for the events of scripture.”

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The Spring of Jezreel in Israel is mentioned in 1 Samuel 29 in connection with the closing episode of King Saul’s life. The text reads: “Now the Philistines gathered together all their armies to Aphek, while the Israelites were camping by the spring which is in Jezreel” (1 Sam. 29:1). Ferrell Jenkins & I were able to visit this spring this morning.

Spring of Jezreel in Israel. Photo by Leon Mauldin.

Within site of this spring is the mountain of Gilboa, where Saul and three of his sons died as the army of Israel was defeated by the Philistines.

Location of Jezreel.

I have previously written on King Saul and the geographical setting of his death here.

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