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[es-drey-ee-lon, -druh-, ez-] /ˌɛs dreɪˈi lɒn, -drə-, ˌɛz-/
a plain in N Israel, extending from the Mediterranean near Mt. Carmel to the Jordan River: scene of ancient battles.
Also called Plain of Jezreel.
Compare Megiddo. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Next day, across the plain of Esdraelon to Jeneen and Sanoor, where we slept.

  • The Plain of Esdraelon was both the door and the key to Palestine.

    Biblical Geography and History Charles Foster Kent
  • The following morning we passed over the Plain of Esdraelon.

  • Now the plain of Esdraelon is wide and the skirts of Carmel are long and rugged.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • They had marched far into Esdraelon and the night was falling.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • Did he not tell thee how I rescued him in the tower in Esdraelon that he died not?

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • These last four mountains form the boundary of the Plain of Esdraelon.

    The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas Jesse L. Hurlbut
  • The battles of Israel were generally fought on the broad plain of Esdraelon.

    Heroes of Israel Theodore Gerald Soares
  • Here you find a narrow valley letting you out of the Plain of Acra into that of Esdraelon.

  • Getting quit of Chibly we turned out of the plain of Esdraelon, and entered into the precincts of the half-tribe of Manasses.

British Dictionary definitions for Esdraelon


a plain in N Israel, east of Mount Carmel Also called Plain of Jezreel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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