height, a lake in Northern Palestine through which the Jordan flows. It was the scene of the third and last great victory gained by Joshua over the Canaanites (Josh. 11:5-7). It is not again mentioned in Scripture. Its modern name is Bakrat el-Huleh. "The Ard el-Huleh, the centre of which the lake occupies, is a nearly level plain of 16 miles in length from north to south, and its breadth from east to west is from 7 to 8 miles. On the west it is walled in by the steep and lofty range of the hills of Kedesh-Naphtali; on the east it is bounded by the lower and more gradually ascending slopes of Bashan; on the north it is shut in by a line of hills hummocky and irregular in shape and of no great height, and stretching across from the mountains of Naphtali to the roots of Mount Hermon, which towers up at the north-eastern angle of the plain to a height of 10,000 feet. At its southern extremity the plain is similarly traversed by elevated and broken ground, through which, by deep and narrow clefts, the Jordan, after passing through Lake Huleh, makes its rapid descent to the Sea of Galilee." The lake is triangular in form, about 4 1/2 miles in length by 3 1/2 at its greatest breadth. Its surface is 7 feet above that of the Mediterranean. It is surrounded by a morass, which is thickly covered with canes and papyrus reeds, which are impenetrable. Macgregor with his canoe, the Rob Roy, was the first that ever, in modern times, sailed on its waters. (See JORDAN.)
And Josue came, and all the army with him, against them to the waters of merom on a sudden, and fell upon them.
Naturally, it should terminate at merom, where the level of the Mediterranean is nearly reached.
This vast host came together and pitched at the waters of merom.
Hence it runs almost due south to the merom lake, which it enters in lat.
Seetzen recognized it, as he also did the Lake of merom, or the ancient Samachonitis.
merom, now called Huleh, a triangular sheet of water three miles across, located in a swamp in Northern Galilee.
The first, reckoning from north to south, contains the sources of the Jordan, and the lakes merom and Tiberias.
The three streamlets unite in the little lake now called Huleh, but merom in Bible times.
And all these kings assembled together at the waters of merom, to fight against Israel.
The northern section had been subdued at merom, and much crippled through the pursuit of Joshua after the battle there.