Easton's Bible Dictionary
Palpitation, a fountain near which Gideon and his army encamped on the morning of the day when they encountered and routed the Midianites (Judges 7 ). It was south of the hill Moreh. The present 'Ain Jalud ("Goliath's Fountain"), south of Jezreel and nearly opposite Shunem, is probably the fountain here referred to (7:4,5).
Holman Bible Dictionary
(hay' rahd) Place name meaning, “quake,” “terror,” or “intermittent spring.” Place where God led Gideon to test his troops to reduce their numbers before fighting Midian (Judges 7:1 ). It is modern ain Jalud near Gilboa, half way between Affulah and Beth Shean. It is about two miles east southeast of Jezreel. It was home for two of David's heroes (2 Samuel 23:25 ), though the parallel text in 1 Chronicles 11:27 reads, “Harorite,” representing a copyist's confusion of two letters similar in appearance. The “fountain” of 1 Samuel 29:1 was probably Harod. Some Bible students see a reference to Judges 7:1 in Psalm 83:10 and make a slight change in the Hebrew text to read “Harod” instead of “En-dor.” Compare REB.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
, the Well of
Judges 7:1; Judges 7:3. Gideon's encampment, where the 300 who drank the water from their hands were selected. The word Harod is played upon," whosoever is trembling (hared ) let him return." Now Ain Jalud; the hill Moreh is Jebel Duhy, From it two of David's 37 warriors of the body guard are called each "the HARODITE," namely, SHAMMAH and ELIKA (2 Samuel 23:25).
Morrish Bible Dictionary
A well, or more correctly a spring, near which Gideon encamped, and at which apparently he tested his army by their manner of drinking the water. Judges 7:1 . Identified with Ain Jalud , 32 33' N, 35 21' E ; connected with which is a large pool, at which many might drink at the same time.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
HAROD . A spring, not a well as in AV [Note: Authorized Version.] , near the mountains of Gilboa (wh. see), where Gideon tested his men ( Judges 7:1 ), and which was probably the site of Saul’s camp before his fatal battle with the Philistines ( 1 Samuel 29:1 ). It has been very generally identified with the copious ’Ain Jalud in the Vale of Jezreel, E. of Zer‘in . The water rises in a natural cavern and spreads itself out into a considerable pool, partially artificial, before descending the valley. It is one of the most plentiful and beautiful fountains in Palestine, and one that must always have been taken into account in military movements in the neighbourhood. The ‘fountain in Jezreel’ ( 1 Samuel 29:1 ) may have been the ‘Ain el-Meyiteh just below Zer‘in (Jezreel); but this and another neighbouring spring are of insignificant size compared with ‘Ain Jalud .
E. W. G. Masterman.
People's Dictionary of the Bible
Harod (ha'rod), trembling, terror. A spring by which Gideon encamped, and where probably the trial of the army by their mode of drinking was made. Judges 7:1-25; perhaps the same with the fountain of Jezreel. 1 Samuel 29:1. It is likely that the modern ʾAin Jalûd is the spring of Harod.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A spring near Jezreel and mount Gilboa, Judges 7:1 ; 2 Samuel 23:25 .
- (hay' rahd ite) Citizen of Harod
. See Harod
(ha'rod), trembling, terror. It is likely that the modern ʾAin Jalûd is the spring of Harod
- (hay' roh rite) Copyist's spelling of Harod
ite (1 Chronicles 11:27 ). See Harod
- the designation of two of the thirty-seven warriors of David's guard, Shammah and Elika, (2 Samuel 23:25 ) doubtless denied from a place named Harod
- Designation of Shammah and Elika, two of David's mighty men, probably from some place called Harod
- ” One of David's military heroes from the village of Harod
(2 Samuel 23:25 )
- The “fountain” of 1 Samuel 29:1 was probably Harod
. Some Bible students see a reference to Judges 7:1 in Psalm 83:10 and make a slight change in the Hebrew text to read “Harod
” instead of “En-dor
- Belonging to Harod
, not "Hurorite" (a mistake of Resh ( ר ) for Daleth ( ד )); 2 Samuel 23:25, "SHAMMAH the Harod
Harod, the Well of
- The word Harod
is played upon," whosoever is trembling (hared ) let him return. " Now Ain Jalud; the hill Moreh is Jebel Duhy, From it two of David's 37 warriors of the body guard are called each "the Harod
ITE," namely, SHAMMAH and ELIKA (2 Samuel 23:25)
ITE . In the latter passage, by a common scribal error ‘the Harod
ite’ has been transformed into ‘the Harorite . ’ ‘The Harod
ite’ was probably a native of ‘Ain-Harod
( Jalud ), Judges 7:1
Jezreel, Fountain of
- This may be identical with the "well of Harod
" (Judges 7:1 ; Compare 2 Samuel 23:25 ), probably the 'Ain Jalud, i
- Two or three miles intervene (enough for Midian's and Amalek's hosts) between Moreh and ain Jalood, the spring of "Harod
" at the foot of Gideon's hill, jebel Fukua (Gilboa)
- foot lies ’Ain Jalud , almost certainly the spring of Harod
- These conditions are most accurately fulfilled if we assume Jebel ed-Duhy , the "Little Hermon" of the modern travellers, 1815 feet above the Mediterranean, to be Moreh, the Ain-Jalood to be the spring of Harod
, and Gideon's position to have been on the northeast slope of Jebel Fukua (Mount Gilboa), between the village of Nuris and the last-mentioned spring
- side, round the fount of Jezreel (Harod
, Judges 7:1) at the foot of Gilboa
- ‘The spring of Harod
’ is with some probability identified with ‘Ain JalÃ»d
- Tell el-Husn, site of ancient Beth-shean, stands above the perennial stream of Harod
, the city's primary water supply, giving the city a commanding view of the two valleys
- Gideon pitched on a height at the foot of which the fountain Harod
("the spring of trembling," now perhaps Ain Jahlood) sprang (2 Samuel 23:25). The well Harod
, where occurred the trial which separated 300 men of endurance from the worthless rabble, was the Ain Jalud, a fine spring at the foot of mount Gilboa, issuing blue and clear from a cavern, and forming a pool with rushy banks and a pebbly bottom, 100 yards long
- On the west are the Nahr el-JatÃ»d , which rises in the spring of Harod
at the base of Mt
- (See FOUNTAINS; EN HAKKORE; GIHON; ENGEDI; Harod
; ENGANNIM; ENDOR; JEZREEL
- On the right bank, we must mention the Nahr-Jalud, which springs from the fountain of Harod
at the foot of Mt