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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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  • Esdraelon is usually regarded as one plain under one name from sea to Jordan.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • The following morning we passed over the Plain of Esdraelon.

  • The sun was high now, and Esdraelon was exceedingly beautiful between its mountains.

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

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • Our review would still be incomplete if we omitted all reference to the Plain of Esdraelon.

  • Did he not tell thee how I rescued him in the tower in Esdraelon that he died not?

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • As a result of its peculiar position and formation, the Plain of Esdraelon is one of the best watered areas in all Palestine.

    Biblical Geography and History Charles Foster Kent
  • 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.

  • The Kishon is fed by springs from near Tabor and from a copious stream from the west side of the plain of Esdraelon.

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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