It stood isolated on an almost perpendicular height, rising sixteen hundred feet from the plain of Jezreel.
So Jehu said, "If it is your will, let no one escape from the city to bring news to Jezreel."
It was due east from Duhy; the best way of getting at it from Nabloos is across the plain of Jezreel.
The chariot reached Jezreel, and at the city gate Elijah stopped.
So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel; for Joram lay there.
The plain of Jezreel formed, as it were, the centre of the Canaanitish kingdoms.
Jezreel, now represented by Zerin, was situated on a lofty height, and gave name to the whole valley around.
Jehoram had returned wounded to his palace at Jezreel, whither Ahaziah had come down to visit him.
For this purpose Ahab wished to have a beautiful vineyard which belonged to Naboth, one of the most respected citizens of Jezreel.
The heavens shall hear the earth, and the earth shall hear the corn and the wine and the oil, and they shall hear Jezreel.
God scatters. (1.) A town of Issachar (Josh. 19:18), where the kings of Israel often resided (1 Kings 18:45; 21:1; 2 Kings 9:30). Here Elijah met Ahab, Jehu, and Bidkar; and here Jehu executed his dreadful commission against the house of Ahab (2 Kings 9:14-37; 10:1-11). It has been identified with the modern Zerin, on the most western point of the range of Gilboa, reaching down into the great and fertile valley of Jezreel, to which it gave its name. (2.) A town in Judah (Josh. 15:56), to the south-east of Hebron. Ahinoam, one of David's wives, probably belonged to this place (1 Sam. 27:3). (3.) A symbolical name given by Hosea to his oldest son (Hos. 1:4), in token of a great slaughter predicted by him, like that which had formerly taken place in the plain of Esdraelon (comp. Hos. 1:4, 5).