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  1. an ancient city in N Israel, on the plain of Esdraelon: site of many battles; often identified with the Biblical Armageddon.
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Examples from the Web for megiddo

Historical Examples

  • For topographical reasons it is very likely that the city of Megiddo was at Lejjoon.

    Byeways in Palestine

    James Finn

  • No such place as Hadadrimmon is known, though there is a Rummne not far from Megiddo.

  • This position also gave him the easiest line of approach to Megiddo itself.

  • There is nothing definite in the Bible as to the position of Megiddo.

    Tent Work in Palestine

    Claude Reignier Conder

  • Here, as at Megiddo, the walls were constructed in part of brick.

    Archology and the Bible

    George A. Barton

British Dictionary definitions for megiddo


  1. an ancient town in N Palestine, strategically located on a route linking Egypt to Mesopotamia: site of many battles, including an important Egyptian victory over rebel chieftains in 1469 or 1468 bcSee also Armageddon
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