foundation, a place in the open desert wastes on the east of Jordan (Judg. 8:10), not far beyond Succoth and Penuel, to the south. Here Gideon overtook and routed a fugitive band of Midianites under Zeba and Zalmunna, whom he took captive.
The remains of the routed Midianite army were found by Gideon at karkor, a place not precisely known.
Gideon led his army by the way of the dwellers in tents far away to karkor.
Zebah and Zalmunna were in karkor, and their forces were with them, in all about fifteen thousand men.