What does Carmel mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
הַכַּרְמֶ֑ל a mountain on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel 3
הַכַּרְמֶ֖ל a mountain on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel 2
בַּכַּרְמֶֽל a mountain on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel 2
הַכַּרְמֶֽל a mountain on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel 2
וְכַרְמֶ֔ל a mountain on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel 1
כַּרְמֶ֑ל a mountain on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel 1
בְּכַרְמֶל֙ a mountain on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel 1
כַּרְמֶ֖ל a mountain on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel 1
לַכַּרְמֶ֖ל a mountain on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel 1
וּכְכַרְמֶ֖ל a mountain on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel 1
הַכַּרְמֶ֔ל a mountain on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel 1
וְכַרְמֶֽל a mountain on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel 1
וּבַכַּרְמֶ֔ל a mountain on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel 1
הַכַּרְמֶ֑לָה a mountain on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel 1
כַרְמֶ֙לָה֙ a mountain on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel 1
בַכַּרְמֶ֗ל a mountain on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel 1
הַכַּרְמֶ֙לָה֙ a mountain on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel 1
הַכַּרְמֶל֙ a mountain on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel 1
כַּכַּרְמֶ֔ל a mountain on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel 1

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   1 a mountain on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel, just below Haifa.
   2 a town in the mountains on the west side of the Dead Sea and south of Hebron.
   Additional Information: Carmel = “garden-land”.
   

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1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Mount Carmel
(Hebrew: garden, or garden land)
A mountain 9 miles southwest of Acre, frequently mentioned in the Old Testament, as fertile, blessed, beautiful. There was an altar on it long before the prophet Elias's time, and he, and Eliseus after him, resided there. Probably it was there he caused fire to come down from heaven. (4Kings 1), and there his sacrifice was consumed by fire from above, after the sacrifice of the prophets of the false god Baal had remained unconsumed, whereupon they were all put to death (3Kings 18). The Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel preserves the tradition that from the days of Elias and Eliseus there had always been a succession of hermits on Carmel, and that in the time of the Crusades they had organized themselves like the Western religious orders.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
An ancient order which venerates as its founder the Prophet Elias, who lived nine centuries before Our Lord Jesus Christ. Its Elian traditions, though contested by several modern critics, have nevertheless been approved by the Church, who in the Office for his feast has allowed the Order to call him its founder, and has placed his statue in the Basilica of Saint Peter in Rome, among those of the founders of Religious Orders, with the foUowing inscription: "Universus Ordo Carmelitarum Fundatori Suo San Elire." (The Entire Order of Carmel to its Founder, Saint Elias). This religious family, thus founded under the Old Law, continued to exist under the New, and eventually spread from Asia into Europe. Established historical records of the Order date back to the 12th century; the Rule it now observes is that given by Saint Albert, Patriarch of Jerusalem, 1206, to the Hermits of Mount Carmel in Palestine. In 1432 this same Rule was mitigated by Pope Eugenius IV. The 16th century is memorable for the great reformation introduced into this Order by the Virgin of Avila, Saint Teresa of Jesus, and Saint John of the Cross. Since that time the Order has been divided into two branches, namely, that of the Calced Carmelites, who observe the Rule as mitigated by Pope Eugenius IV, and that of the Discalced Carmelites, who keep the Primitive Rule of Saint Albert, without any mitigation.
Carmelite saints include
Albert of Jerusalem
Albert of Sicily
Andrew Corsini
Angelus of Jerusalem
Anne of Saint Bartholomew
Cyril of Constantinople
Denis of the Nativity
Elizabeth of the Trinity
Jacobinus de Canepaci
Jane of Toulouse
Joaquina Vedruna de Mas
John Baptist Spagnuolo
John of the Cross
John Soreth
Maria Lopez of Jesus
Marie of the Incarnation
Mary Fontanella
Mary Magdalen of Pazzi
Nuno Alveres Pereira
Peter Thomas
Raphael Kalinowski
Redemptorus of the Cross
Romeo of Limoges
Rose Chretien
Simon Stock
Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Teresa Margaret Redi
Teresa Maria of the Cross
Teresa of Avila
Teresa of the Andes
Theresa of Lisieux
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Instituted among the Carmelites c.1880as a feast of thanksgiving in commemoration of favors received through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin. It was assigned to July 16, the traditional date on which the Blessed Mother appeared to Saint Simon Stock and gave him the brown scapular (1251). Sixtus V approved the feast, 1587, and 1609 it became the patronal feast of the Carmelite Order. Pope Benedict XIII extended it to the entire Latin Church, 1126.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Feast of
Instituted among the Carmelites c.1880as a feast of thanksgiving in commemoration of favors received through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin. It was assigned to July 16, the traditional date on which the Blessed Mother appeared to Saint Simon Stock and gave him the brown scapular (1251). Sixtus V approved the feast, 1587, and 1609 it became the patronal feast of the Carmelite Order. Pope Benedict XIII extended it to the entire Latin Church, 1126.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Mount Carmel, Feast of Our Lady of
Instituted among the Carmelites c.1880as a feast of thanksgiving in commemoration of favors received through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin. It was assigned to July 16, the traditional date on which the Blessed Mother appeared to Saint Simon Stock and gave him the brown scapular (1251). Sixtus V approved the feast, 1587, and 1609 it became the patronal feast of the Carmelite Order. Pope Benedict XIII extended it to the entire Latin Church, 1126.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Mount Carmel, Scapular of
The best-known of the scapulars. It is the badge of the Confraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It is brown in color, and often ornamented with pictures, which, however, are not essential. It owes its origin to Saint Simon Stock, an English Carmelite. Originally the investing in this scapular was restricted to the Carmelite Order, but now any priest having ordinary faculties in a diocese can invest in it. The formula now in use was prescribed by Pope Leo XIII in 1888.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Carmel, Mount
(Hebrew: garden, or garden land)
A mountain 9 miles southwest of Acre, frequently mentioned in the Old Testament, as fertile, blessed, beautiful. There was an altar on it long before the prophet Elias's time, and he, and Eliseus after him, resided there. Probably it was there he caused fire to come down from heaven. (4Kings 1), and there his sacrifice was consumed by fire from above, after the sacrifice of the prophets of the false god Baal had remained unconsumed, whereupon they were all put to death (3Kings 18). The Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel preserves the tradition that from the days of Elias and Eliseus there had always been a succession of hermits on Carmel, and that in the time of the Crusades they had organized themselves like the Western religious orders.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Carmel
Generally with the article, "the park," derived from kerem 'Εel , "the vineyard of God." Sometimes not a proper name: Isaiah 32:15, "a fruitful field," Hebrew Κarmel ; a characteristic feature of the Holy-Land.
1. A mountain promontory in Asher, 12 miles long, jutting out into the Mediterranean. a few miles S. of Ptolemais or Acre; toward its eastern extremity 1,600 feet above the level of the sea, at the W. end 600. Now Mar Elyas (Elijah), rarely Kurmul. The only bold headland of Palestine. It separates the plain of Sharon on the S. from the more inland plain of Esdraelon or Jezreel on the N., by which the river Kishon flows into the sea in a direction parallel to the mountain range. The stone is mostly soft white limestone, with nodules of flint; at the W. chalk; on the N.E. plutonic rocks. "Elijah's melons," or lapides Judaici, is the name applied to stones of light brown flint outside, hollow inside, and lined with quartz crystals or chalcedony, the geological "geodes."
Fossil spines of echinus are called "olives." The "apples" are the shells of the Cidaris glandifera. Carmel's characteristic shrubbery's are still to be seen, with rocky dells amidst jungles of copse oaks, evergreens, and numerous caves. The forests have disappeared. Flowering and fragrant herbs abound, hollyhocks, jasmine, and various vegetable creepers, "the excellency (i.e. the beauty) of Carmel" (Isaiah 35:2.) Hence it is the image of the bride's head with luxuriant tresses (Song of Solomon 7:5). "thine head upon thee is like Carmel, and the hair of thine head like purple (Hebrew the pendulous hair is of glossy black, like purple), the king is held captivated with the flowing ringlets" (not galleries). The scene of Elijah's conflict with, and execution of, Baal's prophets was at the N.E. of the range, beside a spring said to be perennial.
But Blunt (Undesigned Coincidences) thinks that sea water was used, as water would not have been otherwise so wasted in a drought. The distance of the sea forbids this view; the sea is far W. of the scene. The spring is 250 feet below the steep rocky altar plateau. It is in the former a vaulted tank, with steps leading down to it. Carmel was so covered with thicket and forest as to be difficult of access, so that the fountain was not so available in the drought as otherwise it would have been. The shade of the trees and the vaulting (if it then existed) would check evaporation. The site of Elijah's sacrifice is still marked by the Arab name El-Maharrakah," the burning." The spring still flowing amidst the drought is close by. Josephus says the water was obtained from the neighboring spring (Ant. 8:13, section 5). The distance from Jezreel agrees with the narrative.
A knoll between the ridge and the plain is called Tell Kasis, "the hill of the priests;" the Kishon below is named Nahr el Mukatta, "the river of slaughter." From it Ahab "went up" to the sides of Carmel to take part in the sacrificial feast; Elijah went up to "the top" of the mountain to pray for rain: while Gehazi seven times climbed the highest point from whence the Mediterranean is to be fully seen over the W. shoulder of the ridge, and at last saw the little cloud rising out of the sea "like a man's hand," the sure forerunner of rain. An altar of Jehovah had existed on Carmel before that Baal worship was introduced; Jezebel had east it down (1 Kings 28:30); this Elijah repaired and used as the altar for his sacrifice. Hence, as being a sacred spot, he had convened Israel and Ahab there. They and the 850 prophets of Baal stood close beneath the high place of the altar, near the spring, in full view of Jezreel and Ahab's palace and Jezebel's temple in the distance.
Subsequently it was the place of resort for worship on new moons and sabbaths (2 Kings 4:23). Here too the successive fifties of king Ahaziah, at Elijah's call, were consumed by fire from heaven. (2 Kings 1:9, where it ought to be "he sat on the top of THE hill," i.e. Carmel.) Elisha repaired there, after Elijah's ascension (2 Kings 2:25). Here too Elisha was visited by the bereaved mother, with a view to his restoring to life her deceased son (2 Kings 4:25). Tacitus mentions that ages afterward Vespasian went there to consult the oracle which was without image or temple, and with "only an altar and reverential sanctity" attached to the place.
On Carmel is the convent, the seat of the barefooted Carmelite monks, whose establishments spread over Europe from the 13th century. Bertholdt, a Calabrian, and a crusader in the 12th century, had founded the order, and Louis of France the convent, in the 13th century, at the traditional site of Elijah's abode. The Latin traditions as to Elijah being connected with the origin of that order of monks are purely mythical. Edward I of England was a brother of the order; Simon Stokes of Kent was one of its famous generals.
2. A city in the hilly country of Judah (Joshua 15:55). The abode of the churl Nabal and Abigail "the Carmelitess" (1 Samuel 25; 1 Samuel 27:3). Saul set. up a "place," i.e. a memorial, there after his victory over Amalek (1 Samuel 15:12). Here Uzziah had his vineyards (2 Chronicles 26:10). Ten miles S.E. of Hebron. In A.D. 1172 King Amalric held it against Saladin. The ruins of the castle (Kasr el Birkeh) are still visible, of great strength, with the large beveled masonry characteristic of Jewish architecture. To the E. is a glaring white desert, without shrub or water. inhabited by the partridge and ibex alone, the very two noticed in the narrative (1 Samuel 26:20): "the king of Israel doth hunt a partridge"; "David upon the rocks of the wild goats" (1 Samuel 24:2).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Carmel, Mount
(car' mehl) In 1 Kings 18:19 , the scene of the confrontation between the prophet Elijah and the prophets of Baal. The mountain is near the Mediterranean coast of Palestine between the Plain of Acco to the north and the Plain of Sharon to the south. It is frequently mentioned in the Bible as a place of great beauty and fertility.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Carmel
(cawr' mel) Place name meaning, “park, fruitful field.” 1. A village in the tribal territory assigned Judah (Joshua 15:55 ). King Saul set up a monument after he defeated the Amalekites there (1 Samuel 15:12 ). There Nabal treated David and his men with disrespect and disregard, an action eventually resulting in Nabal's death and David's marriage to his widow Abigail (1 Samuel 25:2-40 ). The village is modern khirbet el-Kirmil, seven miles south of Hebron. 2. The towering mountain (1 Kings 18:19 ) where Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal. The mountain is near the Mediterranean coast of Palestine between the Plain of Acco to the north and the Plain of Sharon to the south. It reaches a maximum elevation of about 1,750 feet. The Bible frequently mentions Carmel as a place of great beauty and fertility.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Carmel
CARMEL . 1 . A town in the mountains south of Hebron, in the territory of Judah ( Joshua 15:55 ). Here Saul set up a memorial of his conquest of the Amalekites ( 1 Samuel 15:12 ), and here Nabal ( 1 Samuel 25:2 ) and Uzziah ( 2 Chronicles 26:10 AV [1] ) had property. It was the home of Hezral or Hezro, one of David’s followers ( 2 Samuel 23:35 , 1 Chronicles 11:37 ). It is identified with Kurmul , about 10 miles S.E. of Hebron. 2. A hilly promontory by which the sea-coast of Palestine is broken, forming the south side of the hay of Acca . It continues as a ridge running in a S.E. direction, bordering the plain of Esdraelon on the S., and finally joining the main mountain ridge of the country in the district round about Samaria. On this ridge was Jokneam, reduced by Joshua ( Joshua 12:22 ). The promontory was included in the territory of Asher ( Joshua 19:26 ). It was the scene of Elijah’s sacrifice ( 1 Kings 18:1-46 ), and hither after Elijah’s translation Elisha came on the way to Samaria ( 2 Kings 2:25 ). Elisha was for a time established here ( 2 Kings 4:25 ). The fruitfulness of Carmel is alluded to ( Isaiah 33:9 ; Isaiah 35:2 , Amos 1:2 ); it was wooded ( Micah 7:14 ), a fact which made it a good hiding-place ( Amos 9:3 ). The head of the Shulammite is compared to Carmel ( Song of Solomon 7:5 ).
The mountain seems from a very early period to have been a place of sanctity. In the list of Tahutmes III. of places conquered by him in Palestine, Maspero sees in one name the words Rosh Kodsu , ‘holy headland,’ referring to Carmel. The site was probably chosen for the sacrifice whereby the claims of Baal and Jehovah were tested, because it was already holy ground. An altar of Jehovah existed here before Elijah ( 1 Kings 18:30 ). The traditional site is at the E. end of the ridge, but it is probably a mere coincidence that on the bank of the river Kishon just below there is a mound known as Tell el-Kasis , ‘the mound of the priest.’ Tacitus ( Hist . ii. 78) refers to the mountain as the site of an oracle; the Druses hold the traditional site of the sacrifice of Elijah sacred; and the mountain has given its name to the Carmelite order of friars.
R. A. S. Macalister.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Carmel
1 Kings 18:42 (c) This is a place of retreat for prayer, meditation, and communion with GOD.
2 Kings 19:23 (b) By this is indicated the extent of GOD's judgment which reaches even to the finest and best that the enemy controls.
Song of Solomon 7:5 (b) This indicates that the beauty of GOD's people is as great, colorful, delightful, and attractive as this wonderful mountain.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Carmel
1. This name has generally the article, and signifies 'the park' or fruitful place. A mountain 12 miles in length that runs from the plain of Esdraelon in Galilee, in a N.W. direction toward the Mediterranean, where it forms a notable promontory, the only one in Palestine. It was the scene of Elijah's contest with the priests of Baal, that led to their destruction. 1 Kings 18:19-40 . One part towards its east end is still called Mukrakah, 'place of burning,' the traditional spot of the above encounter. There Elijah repaired the altar of the Lord: this may have been erected before the temple was built, and been broken down, but its moral bearing is obvious. God vindicated His servant, and answered by fire from heaven. A perennial well near by would, notwithstanding the drought, have supplied the water Elijah needed. The spot is about 1,600 feet above the sea, and Elijah's servant had to go but a short distance to have the Mediterranean in view and to watch for a cloud.
The mountain was afterwards the residence of Elisha, where he was visited by the Shunammite woman on the death of her child. 2 Kings 4:25 . It is well wooded with shrubberies and brushwood, Isaiah 33:9 ; Micah 7:14 , and is beautiful with the multitude of its flowers, in fact the spot is declared to be even now the fragrant lovely mountain as of old. In Song of Solomon 7:5 the head of the bride is compared to Carmel. It is now called Jebel Kurmul.
2. City in the hill-country of Judah, Joshua 15:55 , the abode of Nabal and Abigail the Carmelitess. 1 Samuel 25:2-40 . Identified with el Kurmul, 31 26' N, 35 8' E. It is probable that 1 Samuel 15:12 refers to this city; also 2 Chronicles 26:10 , unless the word there is translated 'fruitful fields,' as in the margin and R.V. All other passages refer to No. 1.
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Carmel
Circumcised lamb; harvest; full of ears of corn
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Carmel
A park; generally with the article, "the park."
A prominent headland of Central Palestine, consisting of several connected hills extending from the plain of Esdraelon to the sea, a distance of some 12 miles or more. At the east end, in its highest part, it Isaiah 1,728 feet high, and at the west end it forms a promontory to the bay of Acre about 600 feet above the sea. It lay within the tribe of Asher. It was here, at the east end of the ridge, at a place called el-Mukhrakah (i.e., the place of burning), that Elijah brought back the people to their allegiance to God, and slew the prophets of Baal ( 1 Kings 18 ). Here were consumed the "fifties" of the royal guard; and here also Elisha received the visit of the bereaved mother whose son was restored by him to life (2 Kings 4:25-37 ). "No mountain in or around Palestine retains its ancient beauty so much as Carmel. Two or three villages and some scattered cottages are found on it; its groves are few but luxuriant; it is no place for crags and precipices or rocks of wild goats; but its surface is covered with a rich and constant verdure." "The whole mountain-side is dressed with blossom, and flowering shrubs, and fragrant herbs." The western extremity of the ridge is, however, more rocky and bleak than the eastern. The head of the bride in Song of Solomon 7:5 is compared to Carmel. It is ranked with Bashan on account of its rich pastures ( Isaiah 33:9 ; Jeremiah 50:19 ; Amos 1:2 ). The whole ridge is deeply furrowed with rocky ravines filled with dense jungle. There are many caves in its sides, which at one time were inhabited by swarms of monks. These caves are referred to in Amos 9:3 . To them Elijah and Elisha often resorted (1 Kings 18:19,42 ; 2 Kings 2:25 ). On its north-west summit there is an ancient establishment of Carmelite monks. Vineyards have recently been planted on the mount by the German colonists of Haifa. The modern Arabic name of the mount is Kurmul, but more commonly Jebel Mar Elyas, i.e., Mount St. Elias, from the Convent of Elias.
A town in the hill country of Judah (Joshua 15:55 ), the residence of Nabal (1 Samuel 25:2,5,7,40 ), and the native place of Abigail, who became David's wife (1 Samuel 27:3 ). Here king Uzziah had his vineyards (2 Chronicles 26:10 ). The ruins of this town still remain under the name of Kurmul, about 10 miles south-south-east of Hebron, close to those of Maon.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Carmel
There are two different places of this name in Scripture; Mount Carmel, near the brook Kishon; and Carmel, a city of Judah, where Nabal dwelt. Some read it Carmul, as if composed of Kar, lamb; and Mul, circumcised. But others, with more probability of being right, render it Carmel, vineyard, or harvest; as being full of vines and corn.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Mount Carmel
This was a mountain in the land of Judea, near the Mediterranean sea. It took its name from the fruitfulness of it, being covered with vines and corn-fields. (See Isaiah 35:2; Amos 1:2) Hence Christ, when describing his church's beauty, saith, "Thine head upon thee is like Carmel:" (Song of Song of Solomon 7:5.) meaning, no doubt, himself; for Christ is "the Head of his body the church, the fulness which filleth all in all." (Ephesians 1:22-23.) Here it was the prophet Elijah did such wonders by faith, to the glory of God. (See 1 Kings 18:1-46)
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Carmel
in the southern part of Palestine, where Nabal the Carmelite, Abigail's husband, dwelt, Joshua 15:55 ; 1 Samuel 25.
2. CARMEL was also the name of a celebrated mountain in Palestine. Though spoken of in general as a single mountain, it ought rather to be considered as a mountainous region, the whole of which was known by the name of Carmel, while to one of the hills, more elevated than the rest, that name was usually applied by way of eminence. It had the plain of Sharon on the south; overlooked the port of Ptolemais on the north; and was bounded on the west by the Mediterranean sea; forming one of the most remarkable promontories that present themselves on the shores of that great sea. According to Volney, it is about two thousand feet in height, and has the shape of a flattened cone. Its sides are steep and rugged; the soil neither deep nor rich; and among the naked rocks stinted with plants, and wild forests which it presents to the eye, there are at present but few traces of that fertility which we are accustomed to associate with the idea of Mount Carmel. Yet even Volney himself acknowledges that he found among the brambles, wild vines and olive trees, which proved that the hand of industry had once been employed on a not ungrateful soil. Of its ancient productiveness there can be no doubt; the etymology and ordinary application of its name being sufficient evidence of the fact. Carmel is not only expressly mentioned in Scripture as excelling other districts in that respect; but, every place possessed of the same kind of excellence obtained from it the same appellation in the language both of the prophets and the people. Mount Carmel is celebrated in the Old Testament, as the usual place of residence of the Prophets Elijah and Elisha. It was here that Elijah so successfully opposed the false prophets of Baal, 1 Kings 18; and there is a certain part of the mountain facing the west, and about eight miles from the point of the promontory, which the Arabs call Man-sur, and the Europeans the place of sacrifice, in commemoration of that miraculous event. Near the same place is also still shown a cave, in which it is said the Prophet had his residence. The brook Kishon, which issues from Mount Tabor, waters the bottom of Carmel, and falls into the sea toward the northern side of the mountain, and not the southern, as some writers have erroneously stated. Its greatest elevation is about one thousand five hundred feet; hence, when the sea coast on one side, and the plain on the other, are oppressed with sultry heat, this hill is refreshed by cooling breezes, and enjoys a delightful temperature. The fastnesses of this rugged mountain are so difficult of access, that the Prophet Amos classes them with the deeps of hell, the height of heaven, and the bottom of the sea: "Though they dig into hell," (or the dark and silent chambers of the grave,) "thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down; and though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them," Amos 9:2-3 . Lebanon raises to heaven a summit of naked and barren rocks, covered for the greater part of the year with snow; but the top of Carmel, how naked and sterile soever its present condition, was clothed with verdure which seldom was known to fade. Even the lofty genius of Isaiah, stimulated and guided by the spirit of inspiration, could not find a more appropriate figure to express the flourishing state of the Redeemer's kingdom, than "the excellency of Carmel and Sharon."
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Carmel
Carmel (kär'mel), fruitful place or park. 1. A long mountain which forms a striking feature of Palestine. It is a noble ridge, the only headland of lower and central Palestine, jutting out with a bold bluff or promontory, nearly 600 feet high, almost into the Mediterranean. It extends southeast for a little more than twelve miles, where it terminates suddenly in a bluff somewhat corresponding to its western end. That which has made Carmel most familiar to us is its intimate connection with the history of the two great prophets of Israel—Elijah and Elisha. 2 Kings 2:25; 2 Kings 4:25; 1 Kings 18:20-42. It is now commonly called Mar Elyas; Kûrmel being occasionally, but only seldom, heard. 2. A town in the mountainous country of Judah, Joshua 15:55, familiar to us as the residence of Nabal. 1 Samuel 25:2-5; 1 Samuel 25:7; 1 Samuel 25:40.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Carmel
A fruitful field,
1. A city of Judah, on a mountain of the same name, eight miles south by east of Hebron, Joshua 15:55 . On this mountain Saul, returning from his expedition against Amalek, erected a trophy; and here Nabal the Carmelite, Abigail's husband, dwelt, 1 Samuel 15:12,25 . Its ruins indicate that it was a large place.
2. A celebrated range of hills running northwest from the Plain of Esdraelon, and ending in the promontory which forms the bay of Acre. Its greatest height is about 1,500 feet; at its northeastern foot runs the brook Kishon, and a little farther north, the river Belus. On its northern point stands a convent of the Carmelite friars, an order established in the twelfth century, and having at the present day various branches in Europe. The foot of the northern part approaches the water, so that, seen from the hills north-east of Acre, mount Carmel appears as if "dipping his feet in the western sea;" farther south it retires more inland, so that between the mountain and the sea there is an extensive plain covered with fields and olive-trees. Mariti describes it as a delightful region, and says the good quality of its soil is apparent from the fact that so many odoriferous plants and flowers, as hyacinths, jonquilles, tazettos, anemones, etc., grow wild upon the mountain. Von Richter says, "Mount Camel is entirely covered with green; on its summit are pines and oaks, and farther down olive and laurel trees. It gives rise to a multitude of crystal brooks, the largest of which issues from the so-called fountain of Elijah;' and they all hurry along, between banks thickly overgrown with bushes, to the Kishon. Every species of tillage succeeds admirably under this mild and cheerful sky. The prospect from the summit of the mountain out over the gulf of Acre and its fertile shores, to the blue heights of Lebanon and to the White cape, is enchanting." Mr. Carne also ascended the mountain, and traversed the whole summit, which occupied several hours. He says, "It is the finest and most beautiful mountain in Palestine, of great length, and in many parts covered with trees and flowers. On reaching, at last, the opposite summit, and coming out of a wood, we saw the celebrated plain of Esdraelon beneath, with the river Kishon flowing through it; mounts Tabor and Little Hermon were in front, (east); and on the right, (south,) the prospect was bounded by the hills of Samaria." From the southeast side of this ridge, a range of low wooded hills on the south spreads and rises into the high lands of Samaria. Those who visit mount Carmel in the last part of the dry season, find every thing parched and brown; yet enough remains to show how just were the allusions of ancient writers to its exceeding beauty, Isaiah 35:2 , its verdure of drapery and grace of outline, Song of Song of Solomon 7:5 , and its rich pastures, Isaiah 33:9 Jeremiah 50:19 Amos 1:2 . The rock of the mountain is a hard limestone, abounding in natural caves, Amos 9:3 . These have in many cases been enlarged, and otherwise fitted for human habitation; and the mountain has been in various ages a favorite residence for devotees. It is memorable for frequent visits of the prophets Elijah and Elisha, 2 Kings 2:25 4:25 , and especially for the destruction of the priests of Baal upon it, 1 Kings 18:1-46 .
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Scapular of Mount Carmel
The best-known of the scapulars. It is the badge of the Confraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It is brown in color, and often ornamented with pictures, which, however, are not essential. It owes its origin to Saint Simon Stock, an English Carmelite. Originally the investing in this scapular was restricted to the Carmelite Order, but now any priest having ordinary faculties in a diocese can invest in it. The formula now in use was prescribed by Pope Leo XIII in 1888.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Carmel
Mount Carmel was the only major headland on the Palestine coast (Jeremiah 46:18). It rose steeply from the sea, then extended inland in a mountain range about twenty kilometres long that divided between the Plain of Esdraelon to the north and the Plain of Sharon to the south. The mountains had good forests and pasture lands (Isaiah 33:9; Isaiah 35:2; Jeremiah 50:19; Amos 1:2; Amos 9:3; Nahum 1:4). (For maps and other details of the region see PALESTINE.)
According to the beliefs of Baalism that Jezebel introduced into Israel from Phoenicia, Mt Carmel was a sacred Baal site. This gives added significance to the contest on Mt Carmel where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:17-46; see ELIJAH). (Mt Carmel had no connection with a town in Judah named Carmel; 1 Samuel 15:12; 1 Samuel 25:2-42.)

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Carmelite - (cahr' muhl ite) A citizen of Carmel. See Carmel
Carmelite - ) A friar of a mendicant order (the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel) established on Mount Carmel, in Syria, in the twelfth century; a White Friar. of Carmelin...
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(n. ) A nun of the Order of Our lady of Mount Carmel
Carmelitess - (cahr' muhl i tehssss) A woman who resided in or was a citizen of the town of Carmel. See Carmel
Carmel - There are two different places of this name in Scripture; Mount Carmel, near the brook Kishon; and Carmel, a city of Judah, where Nabal dwelt. But others, with more probability of being right, render it Carmel, vineyard, or harvest; as being full of vines and corn
Carmel - Mount Carmel was the only major headland on the Palestine coast (Jeremiah 46:18). )...
According to the beliefs of Baalism that Jezebel introduced into Israel from Phoenicia, Mt Carmel was a sacred Baal site. This gives added significance to the contest on Mt Carmel where Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18:17-46; see ELIJAH). (Mt Carmel had no connection with a town in Judah named Carmel; 1 Samuel 15:12; 1 Samuel 25:2-42
Jokneam - Gathered by the people, (Joshua 19:11 ; 21:34 ), a city "of Carmel" (12:22), i. , on Carmel, allotted with its suburbs to the Merarite Levites
Jokneam - Its Canaanite king (Jokneam of Carmel) Joshua slew (1 Kings 12:22). Now Tel Kaimion, an eminence below eastern Carmel, with the river Kishon at its foot a mile off
Racal i - a mistake for ‘Carmel’ (No
Maralah - A landmark of Zebulun somewhere on the ridge of Carmel (Keil) (Joshua 19:11)
Saron - (Hebrew: sharon, plain) ...
(1) a maritime plain 55 miles long between Jaffa and Mount Carmel in Judea, ranked with Carmel and Lebanon for its luxuriant vegetation (Isaiah 35) ...
(2) the country between Mount Thabor and the Lake of Tiberias; Saint Peter visited here and cured a man sick eight years with the palsy (Acts 9) ...
(3) region east of the Jordan, near Galaad (1Par 5) ...
Ebez - Possibly the ruin el-Beidhah , east of Carmel
Kishon - After passing through the great plain and receiving the waters of various smaller streams, it flows along the foot of mount Carmel, and discharges itself into the Carmel ridge, see Judges 4:13 5:21 , is paralleled by a similar destruction of Arabs fleeing from the French after the battle of mount Tabor, April 8,1799
Carmelite, Carmelitess - Inhabitants of Carmel
Mishal - It is probably the modern Misalli, on the shore near Carmel
Hali - It may be khirbet Ras Ali, north of Mount Carmel
Dor - of Carmel; assigned to Manasseh, though within Asher (Joshua 11:2; Joshua 12:23; Joshua 17:11); Joshua 17:9 miles N. The coast line runs parallel to a spur of Carmel at a mile and a half distance; the intervening "region" is the "border" or "coast" of Dor
Camon - It is probably, however, the modern Tell-el-Kaimun, on the southern slopes of Carmel, the Jokneam of Carmel (Joshua 12:22 ; 1 Kings 4:12 ), since it is not at all unlikely that after he became judge, Jair might find it more convenient to live on the west side of Jordan; and that he was buried where he had lived
Racal - Most commentators follow the reading of the earliest Greek translation, “Carmel,” and regard Racal as a textual corruption
Shunem - The residence of the Shunammite women (2 Kings 4:8), amidst grainfields; connected with Mount Carmel. of Jezreel, five from Gilboa (Fukua), in view of the sacred site on Mount Carmel, amidst rich grainfields
Carmel - in the southern part of Palestine, where Nabal the Carmelite, Abigail's husband, dwelt, Joshua 15:55 ; 1 Samuel 25. Carmel was also the name of a celebrated mountain in Palestine. Though spoken of in general as a single mountain, it ought rather to be considered as a mountainous region, the whole of which was known by the name of Carmel, while to one of the hills, more elevated than the rest, that name was usually applied by way of eminence. Its sides are steep and rugged; the soil neither deep nor rich; and among the naked rocks stinted with plants, and wild forests which it presents to the eye, there are at present but few traces of that fertility which we are accustomed to associate with the idea of Mount Carmel. Carmel is not only expressly mentioned in Scripture as excelling other districts in that respect; but, every place possessed of the same kind of excellence obtained from it the same appellation in the language both of the prophets and the people. Mount Carmel is celebrated in the Old Testament, as the usual place of residence of the Prophets Elijah and Elisha. The brook Kishon, which issues from Mount Tabor, waters the bottom of Carmel, and falls into the sea toward the northern side of the mountain, and not the southern, as some writers have erroneously stated. The fastnesses of this rugged mountain are so difficult of access, that the Prophet Amos classes them with the deeps of hell, the height of heaven, and the bottom of the sea: "Though they dig into hell," (or the dark and silent chambers of the grave,) "thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down; and though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them," Amos 9:2-3 . Lebanon raises to heaven a summit of naked and barren rocks, covered for the greater part of the year with snow; but the top of Carmel, how naked and sterile soever its present condition, was clothed with verdure which seldom was known to fade. Even the lofty genius of Isaiah, stimulated and guided by the spirit of inspiration, could not find a more appropriate figure to express the flourishing state of the Redeemer's kingdom, than "the excellency of Carmel and Sharon
Acre - Seaport, Palestine, lying north of Mount Carmel, and west of the mountains of Galilee
Jok'ne-am - ( Joshua 21:34 ) Its modern site is Tell Kaimon , an eminence which stands just below the eastern termination of Carmel
Asher - In the division of Canaan under Joshua, this tribe received the coastal plain from Mt Carmel north to the Phoenician cities of Tyre and Sidon (Joshua 19:24-31; Judges 5:17). As a result Asher rarely controlled the Phoenician coast, and for most of its history had to be content with the coastal region around Mt Carmel and the neighbouring hill country (Judges 1:31-32)
Mount Carmel - The Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel preserves the tradition that from the days of Elias and Eliseus there had always been a succession of hermits on Carmel, and that in the time of the Crusades they had organized themselves like the Western religious orders
Carmel, Mount - The Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel preserves the tradition that from the days of Elias and Eliseus there had always been a succession of hermits on Carmel, and that in the time of the Crusades they had organized themselves like the Western religious orders
Dor - A royal city of the Canaanites, on the Mediterranean between Caesarea and mount Carmel; after the conquest it was assigned to Manasseh, Joshua 11:2 ; 12:23 ; 17:11 ; 1 Kings 4:11 ; 1 Chronicles 7:29
Adora'im - Adoraim is probably the same place with Adora, 1 Maccabees 13:20 Unless that be Dor, on the seacoast below Carmel
ha'Dad-Rim'Mon - is, according to the ordinary interpretation of (12:11) a place in the valley of Megiddo (a part of the plain of Esdraelon, six miles from Mount Carmel and eleven from Nazareth), where a national lamentation was held for the death of King Josiah
Armageddon - Megiddo is a city in the great plain at the foot of Mount Carmel, which had been the scene of much slaughter
Dor - ” Canaanite city located at modern khirbet el-Burj, twelve miles south of Mount Carmel. The reference must be to Mount Carmel
Kishon - end of Carmel. of the whole length of Carmel, and enters the sea about a mile E. In the first part of its course it is in winter a sluggish stream with a bottom of deep mud, and in summer but a chain of small marshes; from just below where the channel is crossed by the Nazareth road near Carmel it usually has a certain amount of water all the year round, and in parts the water, which is brackish, Isaiah 10 or 12 feet deep. and more important tributaries from ‘Little Hermon,’ the Mountains of Gilboa, and the whole southern range of Samaria and Carmel on the E. end of Carmel, and at the ‘Ayûn el-Sa‘di , perennial fountains pour their water into the main stream. The other OT incident connected with this river is the slaughter there of the prophets of Baal after Elijah’s vindication of Jehovah on the heights of Carmel ( 1 Kings 18:40 )
Sharon - The thinly populated Plain of Sharon was part of Palestine’s coastal plain south of Mt Carmel
Carmel - Carmel (kär'mel), fruitful place or park. That which has made Carmel most familiar to us is its intimate connection with the history of the two great prophets of Israel—Elijah and Elisha
Nabal - A man of the house of Caleb, who had large possessions in Carmel
Five Scapulars - Those commonly used for that purpose are ...
the brown scapular of Mount Carmel
the red of the Passion
the black of the Seven Dolors
the blue of the Immaculate Conception
the white of the Trinity
Scapulars, Five - Those commonly used for that purpose are ...
the brown scapular of Mount Carmel
the red of the Passion
the black of the Seven Dolors
the blue of the Immaculate Conception
the white of the Trinity
Carmelites - One of the four tribes of Mendicants, or begging friars; so named from Mount Carmel, formerly inhabited by Elias, Elisha, and the children of the prophets; from whom this order pretends to descend in uninterrupted succession
Carmelite - CarmelITE, a. Belonging to the order of Carmelites. ...
CarmelITE, n. from Mount Carmel. The Carmelites have four tribes, and they have now thirty-eight provinces, besides the congregation in Mantua, in which are fifty-four monasteries, under a vicar general, and the congregations of barefooted Carmelites in Italy and Spain
Car'Mel - In form Carmel is a tolerably continuous ridge, its highest point,a bout four miles from the eastern end, being 1740 feet above the sea. That which has made the name of Carmel most familiar to the modern world is its intimate connection with the history of the two great prophets of Israel, Elijah and Elisha
Carmel - Carmel . The fruitfulness of Carmel is alluded to ( Isaiah 33:9 ; Isaiah 35:2 , Amos 1:2 ); it was wooded ( Micah 7:14 ), a fact which made it a good hiding-place ( Amos 9:3 ). The head of the Shulammite is compared to Carmel ( Song of Solomon 7:5 ). of places conquered by him in Palestine, Maspero sees in one name the words Rosh Kodsu , ‘holy headland,’ referring to Carmel. 78) refers to the mountain as the site of an oracle; the Druses hold the traditional site of the sacrifice of Elijah sacred; and the mountain has given its name to the Carmelite order of friars
Acco - Place name for famous Mediterranean seaport north of Mount Carmel
Perizzites - Villagers; dwellers in the open country, the Canaanitish nation inhabiting the fertile regions south and south-west of Carmel
Mount Carmel, Scapular of - It is the badge of the Confraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It owes its origin to Saint Simon Stock, an English Carmelite. Originally the investing in this scapular was restricted to the Carmelite Order, but now any priest having ordinary faculties in a diocese can invest in it
Shihor-Libnath - , the "crocodile brook," or "blue river", which rises in the Carmel range and enters the Mediterranean a little to the north of Caesarea (Joshua 19:26 )
Shihor Libnath - of Carmel where Asher was bounded by Manasseh (Joshua 17:10), S
Sharon - A very fertile plain, near the Mediterranean, extending from near Joppa northward to Mount Carmel
Jokneam - A royal Canaanite city ‘in Carmel’ ( Joshua 13:22 ), on the boundary of Zebulun ( Joshua 19:11 ), ‘the brook’ before it being the Kishon
Scapular of Mount Carmel - It is the badge of the Confraternity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. It owes its origin to Saint Simon Stock, an English Carmelite. Originally the investing in this scapular was restricted to the Carmelite Order, but now any priest having ordinary faculties in a diocese can invest in it
ac'Cho - It was situated on a slightly projecting headland, at the northern extremity of that spacious bay which is formed by the bold promontory of Carmel on the opposite side
Ash'er, - ) The general position of his tribe was on the seashore from Carmel northward with Manasseh on the south, Zebulun and Issachar on the southeast, and Naphtali on the north-east
Valley - A similar pass south of mount Carmel is now known as the "Valley of Death-shade
Ash'er, - ) The general position of his tribe was on the seashore from Carmel northward with Manasseh on the south, Zebulun and Issachar on the southeast, and Naphtali on the north-east
Caves - Carmel in the north, four caves carved out of the limestone have been excavated. Carmel have been excavated. The chronological structure established here, when compared with that fixed at the Carmel caves, provides a reliable list of dates for Palestinian prehistory. As at Carmel, skeletal, floral, and faunal remains, as well as tools and other instruments, were recovered and studied
Kishon - Later, the river was the place where Elijah brought the prophets of Baal to be executed following God's display and victory on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18:40 )
Zebulun - The tribe named for him settled in the area between the Sea of Galilee and Mount Carmel (Joshua 19:10-16 )
Kishon, River of, Kison - A brook that rises in the mountains of Esdraelon, and runs in a north-westerly course to the Mediterranean, close to mount Carmel
Sharon - It extended from Joppa to Cæsarea (whence it is frequently in Scripture coupled with Carmel), and from the central hills to the Mediterranean
Caesarea - A sea-port on the Mediterranean, about midway between Carmel and Joppa
Mount Carmel - (See Isaiah 35:2; Amos 1:2) Hence Christ, when describing his church's beauty, saith, "Thine head upon thee is like Carmel:" (Song of Song of Solomon 7:5
Asher - The province allotted to this tribe was a maritime one, stretching along the coast from Sidon on the north to Mount Carmel on the south; including the cities Abdon, Achshaph, Accho, Achzib, Sarepta, Sidon, and Tyre
Asher - A territory extending from Carmel to Lebanon, about 60 miles long and ten to twelve wide, having 22 cities with their villages
Nabal - Foolish, a descendant of Caleb, owner of a large property in lands and flocks, at Maon and Carmel in the south of Judah
ki'Shon - The part of the Kishon at which the prophets of Baal were slaughtered by Elijah was doubtless close below the spot on Carmel where the sacrifice had taken place
Sharon - A plain adjoining the seacoast of Palestine between Carmel and Joppa, about sixty miles in length and of variable width, expanding inland as it stretches from the promontory of Carmel towards the south
Carmel - Carmel's characteristic shrubbery's are still to be seen, with rocky dells amidst jungles of copse oaks, evergreens, and numerous caves. the beauty) of Carmel" (Isaiah 35:2. "thine head upon thee is like Carmel, and the hair of thine head like purple (Hebrew the pendulous hair is of glossy black, like purple), the king is held captivated with the flowing ringlets" (not galleries). Carmel was so covered with thicket and forest as to be difficult of access, so that the fountain was not so available in the drought as otherwise it would have been. " From it Ahab "went up" to the sides of Carmel to take part in the sacrificial feast; Elijah went up to "the top" of the mountain to pray for rain: while Gehazi seven times climbed the highest point from whence the Mediterranean is to be fully seen over the W. An altar of Jehovah had existed on Carmel before that Baal worship was introduced; Jezebel had east it down (1 Kings 28:30); this Elijah repaired and used as the altar for his sacrifice. Carmel. ...
On Carmel is the convent, the seat of the barefooted Carmelite monks, whose establishments spread over Europe from the 13th century. The abode of the churl Nabal and Abigail "the Carmelitess" (1 Samuel 25; 1 Samuel 27:3)
Abinadab - Solomon's official and son-in-law over Dor, the Mediterranean seaport below Mount Carmel, was the Son of Abinadab or Ben-abinadab (1 Kings 4:11 )
Harosheth of the Gentiles - It was situated "at the entrance of the pass to Esdraelon from the plain of Acre" at the base of Carmel
Myrtle - It also sheds its fragrance on the sides of Carmel and of Tabor, and fringes the clefts of the Leontes in its course through Galilee
Maon - The site of Maon has been identified with tell Ma'in about eight miles south of Hebron in the vicinity of Carmel of Judah (compare 1 Samuel 25:2 ) and with khirbet el-Ma'in twenty-five miles northwest of Beersheba
Zanoah - Za nutah is probably identical with another Zanoah; a town in the mountain region of Judah (Joshua 15:56), enumerated with Maon, Carmel, and Ziph S
ab'Igail -
The beautiful wife of Nabal, a wealthy owner of goats and sheep in Carmel
Kishon - Being enlarged by several small streams, it passes between Mount Carmel and the hills to the north, and then falls into the sea at this point
Abigail - The beautiful wife of Nabal, a wealthy owner of goats and sheep in Carmel
Asherah - Elijah asked that 400 prophets of Asherah that ate at Jezebel's table be gathered at Carmel
Dor - Though Josephus refers to it as on the sea-coast, and it is traditionally equated to Tantura , north of Cæsarea, the reference to the ‘heights of Dor’ rather suggests that it was in some hilly district such as the slope of the range of Carmel
Kishon River - ) Springs of Mount Carmel and the Samaria range on the S. of Carmel is the spot El Mahraka, "the burning," the scene of Elijah's sacrifice, a rocky height abruptly shooting up on the E. Nowhere does Kishon River run so close to Carmel as beneath Mahraka, from which the descent to it is by a steep ravine
na'Bal - ) His residence was on the southern Carmel, in the pasture lands of Maon. It was the custom of the shepherds to drive them into the wild downs on the slopes of Carmel; and it was whilst they were on one of these pastoral excursions that they met a band of outlaws, who showed them unexpected kindness, protecting them by day and night, and never themselves committing any depredations. (1 Samuel 25:7,15,18 ) Once a year there was a grand banquet on Carmel, "like the feast of a king
Forest - The 'forest of his Carmel. , 'forest of his fruitful field,' and does not refer to any forest connected with Carmel
Field - "Fruitful field" is a distinct word, Carmel. (See Carmel
Fallow-Deer - A species of deer has been found at Mount Carmel which is called Yahmur by the Arabs
Abigail - Formerly the wife of Nabal of Carmel, and afterwards of David
Joseph Cottolengo, Blessed - In connection with this work he established houses of the Sisters of Saint Vincent de Paul, of Saint Thais, of Carmel, of Suffrage, of Mary of the Seven Dolors, of the Good Shepherd, of Brothers of Saint Vincent de Paul, of Hermits of Gassin, and of Fathers of the Holy Trinity
Asher - The portion of Asher lay along the seaboard, having Levanon and Zidon on the north, Carmel and the tribe of Issachar on the south, and Zebulun and Naphtali on the east
Accho - of the only inlet on the Palestine coast, with Carmel on the S
Abigail - ...
The wife of the churlish Nabal, who dwelt in the district of Carmel (1Samuel 25:3)
Kishon - Only the lower part of it is perennial, fed by some springs at the foot of Mount Carmel
Santiago, Chile, City of - Confraternities of all kinds flourish in the parishes, including those of the Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Apostleship of Prayer, the Sacred Heart, the Children of Mary, the Congregation of Mary and Saint Aloysius, the Most Holy Rosary, Christian Doctrine, Christian Mothers, and Peterspence
Taanach - One of the sites along the northern slope of the Mount Carmel range protecting the accesses from the Plain of Esdraelon to the region of Samaria. Irbid, Megiddo, and Taanach each protect strategic passes through the Carmel range
Phenicia - At other times its southern limit is said to have been Mount Carmel and Ptolemais. It is certain that, from the conquest of Palestine by the Hebrews, its limits were narrow, containing no part of the country of the Philistines, which occupied all the coast from Mount Carmel along the Mediterranean, as far as the borders of Egypt
Maon - Nabal's flocks fed on the pastures of Maon and the adjoining Carmel (1 Samuel 25:2). ...
He conducted his sheepshearing at Carmel, because he was there near good water in the plain between Hebron and Carmel, the finest plain in the hill country of Judah, that which Achsah desired of Caleb her father; for she wanted, besides the arid south land (Negeb), "springs of water," and received this "field" or cultivated plain with "upper and nether springs
Sharon, Plain of - A coastal plain which runs from near modern Tel Aviv to just south of Mount Carmel (about 50 miles)
Rose - "Mount Carmel especially abounds in the cistus, which in April covers some of the barer parts of the mountain with a glow not inferior to that of the Scottish heather
Nabal - A wealthy but churlish sheep-owner ‘in Maon, whose business was in Carmel’ ( 1 Samuel 25:2 RVm Ziph - ...
In the highland district, named between Carmel and Juttah
Boar - At present wild boars frequent the marshes around the upper Jordan, and have been found on Mount Carmel, and in large herds near the sea of Tiberias
Carmel - The Bible frequently mentions Carmel as a place of great beauty and fertility
Shunem, Shunammites - Town in tribe of Issachar located southeast of Mount Carmel
Perizzite - of Palestine, also on the western sides of Mount Carmel (Joshua 17:15-18)
Armageddon - a place spoken of, Revelation 16:16 , which literally signifies "the mountain of Mageddon," or "Megiddo," a city situated in the great plain at the foot of Mount Carmel, where the good prince Josiah received his mortal wound, in the battle against Necho, king of Egypt
Cave - The caves of Machpelah, of Adullam, of Engedi, of Carmel and of Arbela, still exist
Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Its Elian traditions, though contested by several modern critics, have nevertheless been approved by the Church, who in the Office for his feast has allowed the Order to call him its founder, and has placed his statue in the Basilica of Saint Peter in Rome, among those of the founders of Religious Orders, with the foUowing inscription: "Universus Ordo Carmelitarum Fundatori Suo San Elire. " (The Entire Order of Carmel to its Founder, Saint Elias). Established historical records of the Order date back to the 12th century; the Rule it now observes is that given by Saint Albert, Patriarch of Jerusalem, 1206, to the Hermits of Mount Carmel in Palestine. Since that time the Order has been divided into two branches, namely, that of the Calced Carmelites, who observe the Rule as mitigated by Pope Eugenius IV, and that of the Discalced Carmelites, who keep the Primitive Rule of Saint Albert, without any mitigation. ...
Carmelite saints include ...
Albert of Jerusalem
Albert of Sicily
Andrew Corsini
Angelus of Jerusalem
Anne of Saint Bartholomew
Cyril of Constantinople
Denis of the Nativity
Elizabeth of the Trinity
Jacobinus de Canepaci
Jane of Toulouse
Joaquina Vedruna de Mas
John Baptist Spagnuolo
John of the Cross
John Soreth
Maria Lopez of Jesus
Marie of the Incarnation
Mary Fontanella
Mary Magdalen of Pazzi
Nuno Alveres Pereira
Peter Thomas
Raphael Kalinowski
Redemptorus of the Cross
Romeo of Limoges
Rose Chretien
Simon Stock
Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Teresa Margaret Redi
Teresa Maria of the Cross
Teresa of Avila
Teresa of the Andes
Theresa of Lisieux
Carmelite Order - Its Elian traditions, though contested by several modern critics, have nevertheless been approved by the Church, who in the Office for his feast has allowed the Order to call him its founder, and has placed his statue in the Basilica of Saint Peter in Rome, among those of the founders of Religious Orders, with the foUowing inscription: "Universus Ordo Carmelitarum Fundatori Suo San Elire. " (The Entire Order of Carmel to its Founder, Saint Elias). Established historical records of the Order date back to the 12th century; the Rule it now observes is that given by Saint Albert, Patriarch of Jerusalem, 1206, to the Hermits of Mount Carmel in Palestine. Since that time the Order has been divided into two branches, namely, that of the Calced Carmelites, who observe the Rule as mitigated by Pope Eugenius IV, and that of the Discalced Carmelites, who keep the Primitive Rule of Saint Albert, without any mitigation. ...
Carmelite saints include ...
Albert of Jerusalem
Albert of Sicily
Andrew Corsini
Angelus of Jerusalem
Anne of Saint Bartholomew
Cyril of Constantinople
Denis of the Nativity
Elizabeth of the Trinity
Jacobinus de Canepaci
Jane of Toulouse
Joaquina Vedruna de Mas
John Baptist Spagnuolo
John of the Cross
John Soreth
Maria Lopez of Jesus
Marie of the Incarnation
Mary Fontanella
Mary Magdalen of Pazzi
Nuno Alveres Pereira
Peter Thomas
Raphael Kalinowski
Redemptorus of the Cross
Romeo of Limoges
Rose Chretien
Simon Stock
Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Teresa Margaret Redi
Teresa Maria of the Cross
Teresa of Avila
Teresa of the Andes
Theresa of Lisieux
Carmelites - Its Elian traditions, though contested by several modern critics, have nevertheless been approved by the Church, who in the Office for his feast has allowed the Order to call him its founder, and has placed his statue in the Basilica of Saint Peter in Rome, among those of the founders of Religious Orders, with the foUowing inscription: "Universus Ordo Carmelitarum Fundatori Suo San Elire. " (The Entire Order of Carmel to its Founder, Saint Elias). Established historical records of the Order date back to the 12th century; the Rule it now observes is that given by Saint Albert, Patriarch of Jerusalem, 1206, to the Hermits of Mount Carmel in Palestine. Since that time the Order has been divided into two branches, namely, that of the Calced Carmelites, who observe the Rule as mitigated by Pope Eugenius IV, and that of the Discalced Carmelites, who keep the Primitive Rule of Saint Albert, without any mitigation. ...
Carmelite saints include ...
Albert of Jerusalem
Albert of Sicily
Andrew Corsini
Angelus of Jerusalem
Anne of Saint Bartholomew
Cyril of Constantinople
Denis of the Nativity
Elizabeth of the Trinity
Jacobinus de Canepaci
Jane of Toulouse
Joaquina Vedruna de Mas
John Baptist Spagnuolo
John of the Cross
John Soreth
Maria Lopez of Jesus
Marie of the Incarnation
Mary Fontanella
Mary Magdalen of Pazzi
Nuno Alveres Pereira
Peter Thomas
Raphael Kalinowski
Redemptorus of the Cross
Romeo of Limoges
Rose Chretien
Simon Stock
Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Teresa Margaret Redi
Teresa Maria of the Cross
Teresa of Avila
Teresa of the Andes
Theresa of Lisieux
Hill - Carmel should be called the mount, not "a hill" (2 Kings 1:9; 2 Kings 4:27; compare 1 Kings 18:19)
Forest - on Tabor and Carmel, in parts of N
Jezreel (2) - A triangular plain extending from the Mediterranean to the Jordan, and from the ridge of Carmel to the mountains in Galilee
Fallow Deer - Brooke, however, has decided that a specimen sent him of the Bedouin yahmur , from Carmel, is the Cervus capreolus or ordinary roebuck (Palestine Exploration Quarterly Statement, July, 1876)
Accho - Accho (ăk'ko), heated sand, now Acca or Acre, Judges 1:31, or Ptolemais (so called after the first Ptolemy, king of Egypt, into whose hands it fell about 100 years before Christ), was a seaport town on the bay of Acre, over against Carmel, about 30 miles south of Tyre
John of the Cross, Saint - Doctor of mystic theology, founder with Saint Teresa of the Discalced Carmelites, born Hontiveros, Spain, 1542; died Andalusia, 1591. He entered the Carmelite Order at Medina, 1563, and was ordained in 1567. His mystic writings include "The Ascent of Mount Carmel" and "The Dark Night of the Soul
Wine-Press - Between Hebron and Beersheba they are found on all the hill slopes; they abound in southern Judea; they are no less common in the many valleys of Carmel; and they are numerous in Galilee
Shunem - On the sudden death of this woman's son she hastened to Carmel, 20 miles distant across the plain, to tell Elisha, and to bring him with her to Shunem
Harosheth - Its location is debated, some favoring tell el-Ama at the foot of Mount Carmel about nine miles south of Haifa near the Arab village of Haritiyeh
is'Sachar - (Joshua 19:17-23 ) In the words of Josephus, "it extended in length from Carmel to the Jordan, in breadth to Mount Tabor
Partridge - In every part of the hill country it abounds, and its ringing call-note in early morning echoes from cliff to cliff alike amid the barrenness of the hills of Judea and in the glens of the forest of Carmel
Sharon - Carmel to some distance beyond Jaffa-perhaps to the Nahr Rûbîn and the low hills to the S. 27) says that in his time there was next to Carmel ‘a large forest’ (δρυμὸς μέγας τις)
Esdraelon - PLAIN OF, in the tribe of Issachar, extends east and west from Scythopolis to Mount Carmel; called, likewise, the Great Plain, the Valley of Jezreel, the Plain of Esdrela. Clarke observes, it is by far the largest plain in the Holy Land; extending quite across the country from Mount Carmel and the Mediterranean Sea to the southern extremity of the Sea of Galilee; about thirty miles in length, and twenty in breadth
Land of Chanaan - Its famous mountains are Carmel, Gelboe, and Thabor
Canaan, Land of - Its famous mountains are Carmel, Gelboe, and Thabor
Chanaan, Land of - Its famous mountains are Carmel, Gelboe, and Thabor
Mount - West of Jordan the mountains stretch from Lebanon far down into Galilee, terminating in Carmel
Snow - At Nazareth it falls more frequently and deeply,a nd it has been observed to fall even in the maritime plain of Joppa and about Carmel
Jokmeam - Joshua defeated its king whose kingdom was near Mount Carmel (Joshua 12:22 , spelled Jokneam)
Dothan - edge of the Esdraelon plain, from which hills extending from Carmel range separate it
Crocodile - of Mount Carmel, called by Pliny the Crocodile River
Ziph (1) - is Kurmul (Carmel), and between them to the W
Jezebel - When the prophets of Baal perished at Carmel, at the word of Elijah, she sought to avenge herself on him
Judaea, Judea - the name at times refers to a much larger district, including all south of about 32 5' N with the plain on the west border of the land to mount Carmel as generally shown on N
Sharon - This is the great Maritime Plain extending from Jaffa, or a little south of it, to Mount Carmel in the north. Its rivers are the marshy Nahr Zerka or Crocodile River, just below Carmel, Nahr el-Mufjir, Nahr Iskanderuneh , and Nahr el-Aujeh , the last mentioned close to Jaffa
Elijah - This was the Baalism of the god Melqart, whose influence had already spread south along the Mediterranean coast as far as Mt Carmel (1 Kings 16:30-33). ...
After three years of drought, Elijah challenged Ahab to gather Baal’s prophets to Mt Carmel for a public contest to show who was the true God, Yahweh or Baal (1 Kings 18:19-21). The Baal priests considered Mt Carmel to be one of their sacred sites, yet even there they were shamefully defeated (1 Kings 18:40). This feeling was strengthened when, in spite of his spectacular victory over Baal at Mt Carmel, nothing in Israel seemed to have changed
Megid'do - (place of crowns ) was in a very marked position on the southern rim of the plain of Esdraelon, on the frontier line of the territories of the tribes of Issachar and Manasseh, 6 miles from Mount Carmel and 11 from Nazareth
Zebulun - His tribe was respectable for numbers, Numbers 1:30 26:26 ; and its portion in the Holy Land accorded with the prediction of Jacob, Genesis 49:13 , extending from the Mediterranean sea at Carmel to the sea of Gemnesaret, between Issachar on the south, and Naphtali and Asher on the north and north-west, Joshua 19:10
Simon Stock, Saint - Confessor; general of the Carmelite Order. He later joined the Carmelite Order, traveled to Rome and Mount Carmel, and in 1247 was elected sixth general of the Order. The antiphonies of Saint Simon, Flos Carmeli and Ave Stella Matutina show his particular devotion to the Blessed Virgin
Stock, Simon, Saint - Confessor; general of the Carmelite Order. He later joined the Carmelite Order, traveled to Rome and Mount Carmel, and in 1247 was elected sixth general of the Order. The antiphonies of Saint Simon, Flos Carmeli and Ave Stella Matutina show his particular devotion to the Blessed Virgin
ke'Desh - (1 Chronicles 6:72 ) The Kadesh mentioned among the cities whose kings were slain by Joshua, (Joshua 12:22 ) in company with Megiddo and Jokneam of Carmel, would seem to have been this city of Issachar
Mount, Mountain - ‘Mountain,’ as well as its cognate ‘mount,’ is used both of isolated elevations and of extensive districts of lofty ground such as Sinai, Horeb, Carmel on the one hand, Mount Seir or the Mountain of Gilead on the other. Sinai, Horeb, Carmel occur to the memory at once as mountains consecrated by a theophany
Geology of Palestine - The Coast Plain extends from the mouth of the Nile to Carmel (the political boundary line, the valley known as Wady el-’Arîsh , or the River of Egypt, is of no importance geologically). North of Carmel, Esdraelon and the narrow strip that extends as far as Beyrout is the continuation of the same division. The Western Table-land extends from Lebanon to the northern border of Sinai: the headland of Carmel is an intrusion from this division on to the preceding. (5) Lower Eocene : nummulite limestone, found overlying the cretaceous beds in elevated situations, such as Carmel, Nâblus, and Jerusalem
Accho - ...
The town is situated on the coast of the Mediterranean sea, thirty miles south of Tyre, on the north angle of a bay to which it gives its name, and which extends in a semicircle of three leagues, as far as the point of Mount Carmel, south-west of Acre
Medals, Religious - Many kinds are now in use: ...
those in honor of Our Blessed Lord, such as the Medal of the Sacred Heart, of the Holy Childhood, and of the Infant of Prague
those in honor of the Blessed Virgin, the Mater Dolorosa, Our Lady of Victory, of Mount Carmel, of Good Counsel, of Perpetual Help, of Lourdes, and the "Miraculos Medal"
those in honor of saints, e
Carmelite Nuns - 1452with the affiliation of Beguine communities to the ancient Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Several of these semi-monastic groups, organized in the Netherlands in the 12th century, approacbed Blessed John Soreth, General of the Carmelite Order (1451-1471), requesting to be affiliated. The Carmelite nuns as they exist today, however, may claim Saint Teresa as foundress, since the reform she inaugurated, 1562, amounted virtually to the establishment of a distinct order. The Carmelite nun is strictly cloistered and leads a contemplative and severely mortified life
Caleb - Probably the plain lying between Hebron and the southern Carmel
Mount Tabor - Hence, we find the Lord himself referring to mount Tabor as eminent among the mountains; "As I live, saith the King, whose name is the Lord of hosts; surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Carmel by the sea, so shall he come
Religious Medals - Many kinds are now in use: ...
those in honor of Our Blessed Lord, such as the Medal of the Sacred Heart, of the Holy Childhood, and of the Infant of Prague
those in honor of the Blessed Virgin, the Mater Dolorosa, Our Lady of Victory, of Mount Carmel, of Good Counsel, of Perpetual Help, of Lourdes, and the "Miraculos Medal"
those in honor of saints, e
Carmel - "No mountain in or around Palestine retains its ancient beauty so much as Carmel. The head of the bride in Song of Solomon 7:5 is compared to Carmel. On its north-west summit there is an ancient establishment of Carmelite monks
Kishon - Winding, a winter torrent of Central Palestine, which rises about the roots of Tabor and Gilboa, and passing in a northerly direction through the plains of Esdraelon and Acre, falls into the Mediterranean at the north-eastern corner of the bay of Acre, at the foot of Carmel
North Dakota - ...
Catholic influence on the place-names of the state is shown in the following: ...
Mount Carmel
Saint Anthony
Saint John
Saint Thomas
Ecclesiastically the state is governed by the dioceses of ...
Bismarck
Fargo
See also, ...
patron saints index
Jezebel - Elijah proved these prophets to be false on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18:1 ), bringing Jezebel's threat to kill Elijah (1 Kings 19:2 )
Hill, Hill-Country - Among the eminences of Palestine as distinct from hill-districts are Zion, the hill of Samaria, the triple-peaked Hermon, Tabor, and Carmel
Zeb'Ulun - The statement of Josephus is probably in the main correct, that it reached on the one side to the Lake of Gennesareth and on the other to Carmel and the Mediterranean
Jez'Ebel - (1 Kings 18:13 ; 2 Kings 9:7 ) At last the people, at the instigation of Elijah, rose against her ministers and slaughtered them at the foot of Carmel
Ship - Israelites were not seafaring people, partly because the Mediterranean coast south of Mt Carmel had shallow waters and sandy shores, with no good sites for harbours. North of Mt Carmel, however, there were good harbours at Tyre and Sidon
Shunem - The narrative suggests a place on the road from Samaria, his home ( 2 Kings 4:1 ), to Carmel, and not too far from the latter ( 2 Kings 4:25 ff
Esdraelon - The Greek name for Merj Ibn ‘Amr , the great plain north of the range of Carmel
Elias - At length he once more confronted the king and challenged the prophets of Baal to a contest on Mount Carmel, when Elias's oblation was consumed by fire from heaven, and the false prophets were slain by the people at his command. The Carmelite Order traces its origin to him
Elijah - At length he once more confronted the king and challenged the prophets of Baal to a contest on Mount Carmel, when Elias's oblation was consumed by fire from heaven, and the false prophets were slain by the people at his command. The Carmelite Order traces its origin to him
Carmel - On this mountain Saul, returning from his expedition against Amalek, erected a trophy; and here Nabal the Carmelite, Abigail's husband, dwelt, 1 Samuel 15:12,25 . On its northern point stands a convent of the Carmelite friars, an order established in the twelfth century, and having at the present day various branches in Europe. The foot of the northern part approaches the water, so that, seen from the hills north-east of Acre, mount Carmel appears as if "dipping his feet in the western sea;" farther south it retires more inland, so that between the mountain and the sea there is an extensive plain covered with fields and olive-trees. Those who visit mount Carmel in the last part of the dry season, find every thing parched and brown; yet enough remains to show how just were the allusions of ancient writers to its exceeding beauty, Isaiah 35:2 , its verdure of drapery and grace of outline, Song of Song of Solomon 7:5 , and its rich pastures, Isaiah 33:9 Jeremiah 50:19 Amos 1:2
Elijah - ”...
On Mount Carmel his greatest public miracle involved his encounter with the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of Asherah (1 Kings 18:19-40 ). From Carmel, Elijah prayed. The contest on Carmel showed a contrast between the contesting deities
Nain - Carmel by the sea
Jezreel - A town in Judah, in the neighborhood of the southern Carmel
Sharon - The broad rich tract between the central mountains and the Mediterranean, stretching from Joppa or Jaffa northwards to Carmel
Esdra-e'Lon - "The great plain of Esdraelon" extends across central Palestine from the Mediterranean to the Jordan, separating the mountain ranges of Carmel and Samaria from those of Galilee
Ahab - " In the midst of this great apostasy, God visited the land with three years of drought and famine; and then, at Mount Carmel, reproved idolatry by fire from heaven, and by the destruction of four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal
Kentucky - ...
Archdioceses, past and present, include ...
Louisville
Dioceses, past and present, include: ...
Bardstown
Covington
Lexington
Owensboro
Catholic influence on the place-names of the state is shown in the following: ...
Cardinal
Christmas
Gethsemane
Holy Cross
Loretto
Mount Carmel
Nazareth
Sacramento
Saint Catharine
Saint Charles
Saint Helen's
Saint John
Saint Joseph
Saint Mary
Saint Mary's City
Saint Paul
Saint Vincent
Trappist
Trinity
See also, ...
patron saints index
Megiddo - Megiddo has been identified with the modern el-Lejjun, at the head of the Kishon, under the north-eastern brow of Carmel, on the south-western edge of the plain of Esdraelon, and 9 miles west of Jezreel
Esdraelon - , "the meadow of the son of Amer") which stretches across Central Palestine from the Jordan to the Mediterraanean, separating the mountain ranges of Carmel and Samaria from those of Galilee, extending about 14 miles from north to south, and 9 miles from east to west
Sama'Ria, Country of - In New Testament times Sa maria was bounded northward by the range of hills which commences at Mount Carmel on the west, and, after making a bend to the southwest, runs almost due east to the valley of the Jordan, forming the southern border of the plain of Esdraelon
Herd - Grazing is afforded in the South region (the Negeb), Carmel, Dothan, and Sharon
Oak - " The Quercus psedo-coccifera is the most abundant in Palestine, covering Carmel with dense brushwood eight to twelve feet high
Abigail - The churl Nabal's beautiful wife, of Carmel
Asherah - " '...
Ăshêrâh signifies the name of the goddess herself: "Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves [2] four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table" (1 Kings 18:19)
South Carolina - Catholic influence on the place-names of the state is shown in the following: ...
Angelus
Mount Carmel
Saint Charles
Saint George
Saint Matthews
Saint Paul
Saint Stephen
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Caesarea - ...
The Palestine coast south of Mt Carmel had no good sites for harbours, because of the shallow waters and sandy shores
Caesarea - of Carmel, and 75 N. Aqueducts supplied the inhabitants with water from Carmel and the Crocodile River
Ptolemais - Extending from Carmel in the south to the ‘Ladder of Tyre’ in the north, and eastward to the foothills of Galilee, is the great and well-watered ‘Plain of Acre,’ a region which, though sandy and sterile close to the sea, is of rich fertility elsewhere. Belus), just south of ‘Akka, and the Kishon near Carmel
Gal'Ilee - On the west it was bounded by the territory of Ptolemais, which probably included the whole plain of Akka to the foot of Carmel. The southern border ran along the base of Carmel and of the hills of Samaria to Mount Gilboa, and then descended the valley of Jezreel by Scythopolis to the Jordan
Carmel - In Song of Solomon 7:5 the head of the bride is compared to Carmel. City in the hill-country of Judah, Joshua 15:55 , the abode of Nabal and Abigail the Carmelitess
Pisgah - , the Dead Sea and Jordan valley and the familiar objects near Jerusalem; and over Jordan, Gerizim's round top, and further the Esdraelon plain and the shoulder of Carmel; to the N
Galilee - The noted mountains of Galilee were Carmel, Gilboa, and Tabor; the towns were Nazareth, Cana, Tiberias, Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum
Crete - Bochart supposes it to be the cochlea purpuraria, or purple from a kind of shell-fish taken near Mount Carmel
na'Hum - On the other hand, the imagery of his prophecy is such lie would be natural to an inhabitant of Palestine, ( Nahum 1:4 ) to whom the rich pastures of Bashan the vineyards of Carmel and the blossoms of Lebanon were emblems of all that was luxuriant and fertile
Zebulun - " Zebulun reached from the sea of Gennesareth to Mount Carmel, and so nearly to the Mediterranean. Its most westerly point reached to Mount Carmel, which brought it nigh Zidonia, the territory of Tyre and Sidon
Jezreel (1) - of Jordan and along the great plain to Mount Carmel. THE VALLEY OF JEZREEL (or ESDRAELON, as it is called in Judith 3:9) stretches across the center of Palestine from the Mediterranean to the Jordan, separating Carmel and Samaria's mountain ranges from those of Galilee
Manasseh (1) - ...
On their complaining that but one portion had been allotted to them, and that the Canaanite chariots prevented their occupying the Esdraelon and Jordan plains, Joshua advised them to go into the wooded mountain, probably Carmel. Accordingly their towns Taanach, Megiddo, Ibleam, and Endor are in the region of Carmel, within the allotments of other tribes. by the range of Mount Carmel
Mississippi - Catholic influence on place-names of the state is shown in the following: ...
Bay Saint Louis
Mount Carmel
Pentecost
Ecclesiastical divisions in the state include two dioceses: ...
Biloxi
Jackson
See also, ...
patron saints index
Illinois - ...
Catholic influence on the place-names of the state is shown in the following: ...
Assumption
Hennepin
Mount Carmel
Olivet
Saint Anne
Saint Augustine
Saint Charles
Saint David
Saint Elmo
Saint Francisville
Saint Jacob
Saint James
Saint John
Saint Joseph
Saint Libory
Saint Marie
Saint Peter
San Jose
Archdioceses, past and present, include ...
Chicago
Dioceses, past and present, include: ...
Belleville
Joliet
Peoria
Rockford
Springfield
See also: ...
patron saints index
Maine - ...
Catholic influence on the place-names of the state is shown in the following: ...
Carmel
Saint Agatha
Saint Albans
Saint David
Saint Francis
Saint George
Saint John
Ecclesiastically, the state is govered by the diocese of Portland
Missouri - ...
Catholic influence on the place-names of the state include, ...
Conception
Mount Carmel
Saint Anne
Saint Antony
Saint Aubert
Saint Catherine
Saint Charles
Saint Clair
Saint Genevieve
Saint Elizabeth
Saint Francisville
Saint Francois
Saint George
Saint James
Saint Johns
Saint Joseph
Saint Louis
Saint Marys
Saint Patrick
Saint Paul
Saint Peters
Saint Thomas
Santa Fe
Santa Rosa
Vera Cruz
Ecclesiastically, the state is governed by the archdiocese of ...
Saint Louis
and the dioceses of ...
Jefferson City
Kansas City-Saint Joseph
Springfield-Cape Girardeau
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patron saints index
California - ...
The early Spanish missionaries left their mark on Californian place-names, including ...
Bethany
Camp Angelus
Carmel
Concepción
Cupertino
Guadalupe
Los Angeles (The Angels)
Sacramento
San Andreas
San Anselmo
San Ardo
San Benito
San Bernardino
San Bruno
San Carlos
San Clemente
San Diego
San Dimas
San Fernando
San Francisco
San Gabriel
San Geronimo
San Gregorio
San Jacinto
San Joaquin
San Jose
San Juan Bautista
San Juan Capistrano
San Leandro
San Lorenzo
San Lucas
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Rey
San Marcos
San Marino
San Martin
San Mateo
San Miguel
San Onofre
San Pablo
San Pedro
San Quentin
San Rafael
San Ramon
San Simeon
San Ysidro
Santa Ana
Santa Anita
Santa Barbara
Santa Clara
Santa Cruz (Holy Cross)
Santa Fe (Holy Faith)
Santa Margarita
Santa Maria
Santa Monica
Santa Paula
Santa Rosa
Santa Susana
Santa Ynez
Santa Ysabel
Trinidad
Many of the above names, and several similar ones, occur also in California as names of counties, and of natural features such as islands, mountains, bays, rivers, etc
Scapular - The rules concerning scapulars are: ...
the investing must be done by an authorized person
the scapular may be given in any place, to any Catholic, even to an infant
it must be worn as described above
if replaced, no blessing is required
if it is laid aside for a considerable time, the benefits are forfeited during that time
The Church has approved 18 kinds of scapulars: ...
Scapular of Mount Carmel
Scapular of Our Lady of Ransom
Scapular of Saint Benedict
Scapular of Saint Dominic
Scapular of Saint Joseph
Scapular of Saint Michael the Archangel
Scapular of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Scapular of the Help of the Sick
Scapular of the Holy Face
Scapular of the Immaculate Conception
Scapular of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Scapular of the Most Blessed Trinity
Scapular of the Mother of Good Counsel
Scapular of the Passion (black)
Scapular of the Passion (red)
Scapular of the Precious Blood
Scapular of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Scapular of the Seven Dolors
Gib'e-ah - They are --
Gibeah, a city in the mountain district of Judah, named with Maon and the southern Carmel, (Joshua 15:57 ) and comp
Gallery - For while the church is made blessed in Christ, as her Head, which is said to be upon her "like Carmel, and the hair of her head like purple;" meaning, that Christ being the Head of his body the church, high, like the lofty mount Carmel, all the innumerable members on him beautiful as the purple coloured hair, the most lovely and valued among eastern women, the Lord praises his church with saying, "How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights! Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse! thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck
Missions, California - ...
Locations of the Missions (in the order of their foundation): ...
San Diego, 1769,6 miles from present city;
San Carlos de Monterey (or Carmelo), 1770, near Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey County;
San Antonio de Padua, 1771,6 miles from Jolon, Monterey County;
San Gabriel, 1771,10 miles east of Los Angeles;
San Francisco (or Dolores), 1776, in present city of San Francisco, at Dolores and Sixteenth Streets;
San Juan Capistrano, 1776, Orange County;
Santa Clara, 1777, in present city;
San Buenaventura, 1782, Ventura;
Santa Barbara, 1786, now restored, in present city;
Purisima Concepción, 1787, near Lompoc, Santa Barbara County;
Santa Cruz, 1791, Santa Clara County;
Soledad, 1791,4 miles from present city;
San Luis Obispo, 1792, now restored, in present city;
San Jose, 1797,4 miles from Irvington, Alameda County;
San Juan Bautista, 1797,6 miles from Sargent, San Benito County;
San Miguel, 1797, in present city;
San Fernando, 1797, Los Angeles County;
San Luis Rey, 1798, now restored, near Oceanside, San Diego County;
Santa Ines, 1804, now restored, Santa Barbara County;
San Antonio de Pala, 1816, now restored, Pala, San Diego County;
San Rafael; 1817, in present city;
San Francisco Solano (or Sonoma), 1823, in city of Sonoma
California Missions - ...
Locations of the Missions (in the order of their foundation): ...
San Diego, 1769,6 miles from present city;
San Carlos de Monterey (or Carmelo), 1770, near Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey County;
San Antonio de Padua, 1771,6 miles from Jolon, Monterey County;
San Gabriel, 1771,10 miles east of Los Angeles;
San Francisco (or Dolores), 1776, in present city of San Francisco, at Dolores and Sixteenth Streets;
San Juan Capistrano, 1776, Orange County;
Santa Clara, 1777, in present city;
San Buenaventura, 1782, Ventura;
Santa Barbara, 1786, now restored, in present city;
Purisima Concepción, 1787, near Lompoc, Santa Barbara County;
Santa Cruz, 1791, Santa Clara County;
Soledad, 1791,4 miles from present city;
San Luis Obispo, 1792, now restored, in present city;
San Jose, 1797,4 miles from Irvington, Alameda County;
San Juan Bautista, 1797,6 miles from Sargent, San Benito County;
San Miguel, 1797, in present city;
San Fernando, 1797, Los Angeles County;
San Luis Rey, 1798, now restored, near Oceanside, San Diego County;
Santa Ines, 1804, now restored, Santa Barbara County;
San Antonio de Pala, 1816, now restored, Pala, San Diego County;
San Rafael; 1817, in present city;
San Francisco Solano (or Sonoma), 1823, in city of Sonoma
Gibeah - A city in the mountains of Judah ( Joshua 15:57 , perhaps also 2 Chronicles 13:2 ), near Carmel and Ziph, to the S
Caleb - ...
...
Caleb gave his name apparently to a part of the south country (1 Samuel 30:14 ) of Judah, the district between Hebron and Carmel, which had been assigned to him
Joppa - Towards the west is extended the open sea; towards the south are spread the fertile plains of Philistia, reaching as far as Gaza; towards the north, as far as Carmel, the flowery meads of Sharon present themselves; and to the east, the hills of Ephraim and Judah raise their towering heads
Forest - "Forest" often symbolizes pride doomed to destruction; (Isaiah 10:18; Isaiah 32:19) the Assyrian host dense and lifted up as the trees of the forest; (Isaiah 37:24) "the forest of his Carmel," i
Timnah - A town in the mountain district of Judah, enumerated with Maon, Ziph, and Carmel S
Mountain - ...
Other Old Testament mountain episodes include Aaron's death on Mount Hor (Numbers 33:38 ), the death of Moses on Mount Nebo (Deuteronomy 34:1-8 ), and Elijah's defeat of the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18:15-40 )
South - The Negeb of Judah was South of Hebron in the outposts of Judah's hills; Tel Zif, Main, and Kurmul (Carmel), ruined cities, mark the Negeb of Caleb
Rock - They rise again to the south-east of Mount Carmel; are covered with woods, and afford very picturesque views; but advancing toward Judea, they lose their verdure, the valleys become narrow, dry, and stony, and terminate at the Dead Sea in a pile of desolate rocks, precipices, and caverns
Caesarea - Carmel is the city of Caesarea, known also as Caesarea-on-the-Sea (Maritima), Caesarea Sebaste, Caesarea of Palestine, and Caesarea of Judea. Carmel for human consumption, and a low level aqueduct directing water from a dam on the Zerga River perhaps for irrigation and other lesser purposes
Galilee - " In the time of our Lord, Galilee embraced more than one-third of Western Palestine, extending "from Dan on the north, at the base of Mount Hermon, to the ridges of Carmel and Gilboa on the south, and from the Jordan valley on the east away across the splendid plains of Jezreel and Acre to the shores of the Mediterranean on the west
Palestine - Usually it is divided into three sections: (1) the Plain of Philistia, roughly from south of Gaza to Joppa (Tel Aviv); (2) the Plain of Sharon, from Joppa north to the promontory of the Carmel chain; and (3) the detached Plain of Acco, which merges with the Plain of Esdraelon, the historic gateway inland and to the regions to the north and east. The Plain of Sharon varies from a width of a few hundred yards just south of Carmel to more than twelve miles wide near Joppa. ...
From this region the main range of mountains sends out an arm to the northwest that reaches the coast at Mount Carmel. Carmel reaches a height of only 1,791 feet, but it seems more lofty because it rises directly from the coastline. ...
The Carmel range divides the Plain of Sharon from the narrow coastal plain of Phoenicia. This natural barrier caused the passes in the Carmel chain to achieve unusual importance, lying as it does on the historic route between Egypt and Mesopotamia
Indiana - The Catholic influence on the place-names of the state is shown in the following: ...
Carmel
Notre Dame
Saint Anthony
Saint Bernice
Saint Croix
Saint Henry
Saint Joe
Saint John
Saint Leon
Saint Louis Crossing
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
Saint Meinrad
Saint Paul
Saint Pierre
Trinity Springs
Vera Cruz
Archdioceses, past and present, include ...
Indianapolis
Dioceses, past and present, include: ...
Evansville
Fort Wayne-South Bend
Gary
Lafayette
See also: ...
patron saints index: archdiocese of Indianapolis, Indiana
patron saints index: diocese of Evansville, Indiana
patron saints index: diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana
patron saints index: diocese of Gary, Indiana
patron saints index: diocese of Lafayette, Indiana
patron saints index: Indiana
Asher - Their allotment was the rich sea coast between Carmel and Lebanon, N
Manasseh - They also gained some towns in Carmel within the bounds of Issachar, probably by capturing them from the ancient Canaanites
Jezreel - Across this plain, from Carmel to Jezreel, Elijah ran before the chariot of Ahab, 1 Kings 18:46
Zebulun - The western is left undefined; but as Asher is made to reach to Carmel, and its S. of Carmel, between Issachar on the S
Tabor (1) - , over the great plain of Esdraelon to the mountains of Samaria and Carmel
Oak - ...
Oaks have always been relatively plentiful in Palestine-Even to-day, in spite of the most reckless destruction, groves of oaks survive on Carmel, Tabor, around Banias, and in ancient Bashan; while whole miles of country are covered with shrub-like oaks produced from the roots of trees destroyed every few years for fuel
Elijah - Returning to King Ahab, he procured the great assembling at mount Carmel, where God "answered by fire," and the prophets of Baal were destroyed
Canaanites - Carmel, so that ultimately the Phœnicians were the only pure Canaanites left
Asher, Aser - Its portion in the land was in the extreme north, extending northward from Mount Carmel
Megiddo - ” One of the most strategic cities of Canaan since it guarded the main pass through the Carmel mountain range
Elijah - After the famine had lasted the predicted period, Elijah encountered Ahab, and then ensued the magnificent display of divine power and of human trust upon the ridge of Carmel
Jezebel - When Elijah under God wrought the miracle at Carmel, and killed her favorite prophets, Jezebel still unsubdued swore by her gods to do to Elijah as he had done to them (1 Kings 19:1-3)
Canaan - The principal mountains are Lebanon, Carmel, Tabor, Gilead, Herman, the mount of Olives, etc. In lower Galilee we find the great and beautiful plain of Esdraelon, extending from mount Carmel and Acre on the west to Tabor and Gilboa, and even to the Jordan on the east. On the seacoast, below mount Carmel, a fertile plain is found; towards the south it becomes gradually wider, and expands at last into the great dessert of Paran
Elijah - This was done on Carmel, with the result that the people fell on their faces, crying, "The Lord, he is the God. His interview with Ahaziah's messengers on the way to Ekron, and the account of the destruction of his captains with their fifties, suggest the idea that he may have been in retirement at this time on Mount Carmel
Galilee - by the region of Ptolemais (Acre), namely, the plain of Akka to the foot of Carmel. ...
The southern border ran along the base of Carmel and the Samaritan hills to mount Gilboa, then along the valley of Jezreel by Scythopolis (Bethshean) to Jordan
Canaan - ; the plain of Sharon and seashore between Jaffa and Carmel; that of Esdraelon, or Jezreel, behind the bay of Acta; that of Phoenicia containing Tyre and Sidon (Numbers 13:29). The fertility improves continually as one goes northward, and the valleys and uplands of Galilee are beautiful, and the slopes of Carmel park-like. ...
THE VALLEY, or LOW HILLS (shephelah ), is the fertile region between the HIGHER HILLS and the coast, from Carmel to Gaza; including Philistia on the S. and the beautiful plain of Sharon from Joppa to Carmel on the N. of Carmel between Lebanon and the sea
Palestine - On the west the plains of Philistia and Sharon lie between the Mediterranean and the hills, interrupted by a ridge which, shooting out from the main highlands, terminates in the bold promontory of Carmel
Ahab - Carmel (1 Kings 18:40 )
Cattle - The districts most famous for their flocks of sheep were the plain of Sharon (Isaiah 65 :: 10 ), Mount Carmel (Micah 7:14 ), Bashan and Gilead (Micah 7:14 )
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Fire fell upon the sacrifices which Moses offered at the dedication of the tabernacle, Leviticus 9:24 ; and upon those of Manoah, Samson's father, Judges 13:19-20 ; upon Solomon's, at the dedication of the temple, 2 Chronicles 7:1 ; and on Elijah's, at Mount Carmel, 1 Kings 18:38
Nazareth - Towards the south, spreads the broad and beautiful plain of Esdraelon, with the bold outline of Mount Tabor, and parts of Little Hermon and Gilboa visible on its eastern border, and the hills of Samaria on the south, while Carmel rises on the west of the plain, and dips his feet in the blue waters of the Mediterranean
Poetry of the Hebrews - The two most remarkable mountains of the country were Lebanon and Carmel; the former noted for its height, and the woods of lofty cedars that covered it; the latter, for its beauty and fertility, the richness of its vines and olives. Hence, with the greatest propriety, Lebanon is employed as an image of whatever is great, strong, or magnificent; Carmel, of what is smiling and beautiful. "The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, and the excellency of Carmel," Isaiah 35:2 . Lebanon is often put metaphorically for the whole state or people of Israel, for the temple, for the king of Assyria; Carmel, for the blessings of peace and prosperity. "His countenance is as Lebanon," says Solomon, speaking of the dignity of a man's appearance; but when he describes female beauty, "Thine head is like Mount Carmel,"...
Song of Solomon 5:15 ; Song of Solomon 7:5
Repetitions - The reference to Gentile errors in this respect is well illustrated by the cry of the priests of Baal on Carmel (1 Kings 18:26), and the shout of the Ephesian mob, kept up for more than an hour (Acts 19:34)
Gibeah - of Hebron, named with Maon and southern Carmel (Joshua 15:55; Joshua 15:57; 1 Chronicles 2:49)
Baal, Master - Elijah stood as the opponent of the Baal priests at Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18:21ff
Zebedee - It was bounded on the east by that tribe, while on the south it seems to have touched the northern edge of the plain of Esdraelon, and to have included a portion of it towards the Kishon at the foot of Carmel. 22) that ‘the tribe of Zebulun’s lot included the land that lay as far as Gennesaret, and that which belonged to Carmel and the sea. Shunem, Endor, and Bethshean could also be seen, and Megiddo too,—the scene of Josiah’s heroic fight; while nearer still on the shoulder of Carmel was ‘the place of burning,’—the site of Elijah’s sacrifice, and of Baal’s inglorious defeat before the God of Israel
Elijah - He directed him to call all the prophets of Baal together to mount Carmel, and there before the assembled throng of Israel he stood alone for God. Upon this he told Ahab that there was a sound of abundance of rain, while he himself retired to the top of Carmel to note the first indications of the approaching blessing; and then, still in the power of God, he ran before Ahab's chariot to the entrance of Jezreel
Elijah - He directed him to call all the prophets of Baal together to mount Carmel, and there before the assembled throng of Israel he stood alone for God. Upon this he told Ahab that there was a sound of abundance of rain, while he himself retired to the top of Carmel to note the first indications of the approaching blessing; and then, still in the power of God, he ran before Ahab's chariot to the entrance of Jezreel
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Phenicia - phoinix, "a palm", the land of palm-trees; a strip of land of an average breadth of about 20 miles along the shores of the Mediterranean, from the river Eleutherus in the north to the promotory of Carmel in the south, about 120 miles in length
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Elijah's struggle with the priests of Baal and Asherah at Mount Carmel is the best known conflict between worship of Yahweh and a fertility cult (1 Kings 18:17-40 )
Shepherd - As agriculture increased pasturage decreased, and was limited to particular spots, the border of the wilderness of Judah, Carmel (1 Samuel 25:2), Bethlehem (1 Samuel 16:11; Luke 2:8), Tekoa (Amos 1:1), and Gedor (1 Chronicles 4:39)
Galilee (2) - by the borders of the territory belonging to Ptolemais, and by Carmel, which mountain of old belonged to the Galilaeans, but now to the Tyrians; and next it is Gaba (Jebâta* Nazareth - , Carmel and the Mediterranean and Acca on the W
Transfiguration - ); Mount Carmel (out of the way for the surrounding events); and the traditional site of Mount Tabor (not a "high" mountain and the presence of a Roman garrison stationed on the top in Jesus' day makes this questionable)
Palestine - Mount Carmel, rising to the height of above 1,700 ft. of Nablus is the large, rich, grain abounding, and partly wooded district toward Carmel, which reaches to where the mountains slope down to Sharon plain under Mount Carmel. This absence of woods elsewhere makes their presence on Carmel's sides, and parklike slopes, the more striking. " The panoramic views from many hills, trodden by patriarchs, prophets, and heroes, as Olivet, Bethel, Gerizim, Carmel, Tabor, etc. ...
The seacoast lowland between the hills and sea stretches from Εl Αrish ("river of Egypt") to Carmel
Palesti'na - This ridge is Mount Carmel. North of Carmel the lowland resumes its position by the seaside till it is again interrupted and finally put an end to by the northern mountains, which push their way out of the sea, ending in the white promontory of the Ras Nakhura . Hardly less rich is the extensive region which lies northwest of the city of Shechem ( Nablus ), between it and Carmel, in which the mountains gradually break down into the plain of Sharon. It is this which makes the wooded sides of Carmel and the park-like scenery of the adjacent slopes and plains so remarkable. This region, only slightly elevated above the level of the Mediterranean, extends without interruption from el-Arish , south of Gaza, to Mount Carmel
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Fourth, since a hand may be held up as a “sign,” yâd can signify a “monument” or “stele”: “… Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place [9], and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal” ( Mountains - Mount Carmel summons us, like the prophet Elijah of old, not to "halt between two opinions;" but if Jehovah is God, to love and serve him
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Three years later there was a break in the drought and Elijah was successful in ending Baal worship at Carmel. The Carmel story showed a reminiscence of the change of political and religious sovereignty from Tyre to Israel
Judaea - Carmel, the chief of which in the time of Christ was Caesarea, the residence of its Procurator. Carmel
Judaea - Carmel, the chief of which in the time of Christ was Caesarea, the residence of its Procurator. Carmel
Elijah - " On Carmel the issue was tried between Jehovah and Baal, there being on one side Baal's 450 prophets with the 400 of Asherah, "the groves"), who ate at Jezebel's table under the queen's special patronage; on the other side Jehovah's sole representative, in his startling costume, but with dignified mien. (See Carmel; ASHTORETH. Repairing Jehovah's ruined altar (the former sanctity of which was seemingly the reason for his choice of Carmel) with 12 stones to represent the tribes of all Israel, and calling upon the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to let it be known that He is the Lord God, he brought down by prayer fire from heaven consuming the sacrifice, wood, stones, and dust, and licking up the water in the trench. ...
After the excitement of the victory over the Baal priests, and the nervous tension which under God's mighty hand sustained him in running to Jezreel, there ensued a reaction physically and an overwhelming depression of mind; for the hope which had seemed so bright at Carmel, of a national repentance and return to God, the one ruling desire of his soul, was apparently blighted; his labors seemed lost; the throne of iniquity unshaken; and hope deferred made his heart sick. ...
Emerging from some recess of Carmel and taking his seat on "the hill" or "mount" (Hebrew), he thence met the captain's demand, "Man of God, the king saith, come down," with "If I be a man of God, let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty
Galilee - It was bounded southward by the Carmel range and the southern border of the plain of Esdraelon, whence it stretched eastward by Bethshean (Scythopolis, Beisan) to the Jordan
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The land of Canaan may be described as having four zones: by the Mediterranean Sea a plain runs from north to south, much wider in the south thanin the north; it is broken into by Mount Carmel running across it
Tabor - To the south-west is Carmel, and on the south the hills of Samaria
Elijah - ’ At Elijah’s suggestion the prophets of Baal are summoned to Carmel to a trial by fire. Now comes the reaction, so natural after an achievement like that on Carmel, and Elijah prays that he may be permitted to die
Head - Carmel is probably the greatest mountain ridge in Palestine. Because of this He is likened to Mount Carmel
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Elijah, like a Bedouin, delighted in the desert, the heights of Carmel, and the caves of Horeb, and avoided cities. At Bethel, on his way from Jericho to Carmel (2 Kings 2:23), where he had been with Elijah (2 Kings 2:2), he was met by "young men" (narim , not "little children"), idolaters or infidels, who, probably at the prompting of Baal's prophets in that stronghold of his worship sneered at the report of Elijah's ascension: "Go up" like thy master, said they, "thou bald head" (qereach , i. of Lydda, now Jiljilieh) to Carmel, Elisha stayed at Shunem in Issachar, now Solam, three miles N. The mother, inferring from God's extraordinary and unsought gift of the child to her, that it could not be God's design to snatch him from her for ever, and remembering that Elijah had restored the widow's son at Zarephath, mounted her she-ass (hathon , esteemed swifter than the he-ass), and having left her son on the bed of the man of God, without telling her husband of the death, rode 15 miles, four hours ride, to Carmel
Rivers And Waterways in the Bible - While a number of its small tributaries have their sources in springs at the base of Mount Tabor, in the southern Galilee, and in the extension of the Carmel in the vicinity of Taanach and Megiddo, the Kishon is rarely more than a brook within relatively shallow and narrow banks except during the heavy rains of the winter months. From the Jezreel, it passes along the base of Mount Carmel through the narrow pass formed by a spur of the Galilean hills and into the Accho Plain, where some additional tributaries join before it empties into the Mediterranean. In biblical history it is best known for its role in the Barak-Deborah victory over the Canaanite forces of Sisera (Judges 4-5 ) and Elijah's contest with the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18:40 )
False Worship - Carmel in the time of Ahab and Jezebel (1 Kings 18:20-46 ), the prophet of the Lord addressed the assembled people
Monotheism - That competition came to its sharpest focus in the story about the contest between Elijah, the prophet for the Lord, and the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18:1 )
Judea - The portion of the half tribe of Manasseh was situated north of Ephraim, between the river Jordan and the Mediterranean, reaching as far north as Dora, at the foot of Mount Carmel. The portion of Asher comprehended the maritime tract between Mount Carmel, as far as Sidon. Its principal towns were Capernaum, at the northern extremity of the lake of Gennesareth; Bethsaida, a considerable village a few leagues south of Capernaum; Cinnereth, south of Bethsaida, rebuilt by Herod Antipas, and named Tiberias; Tarichaea, a considerable town at the efflux of the river Jordan from the sea of Tiberias, thirty stadia south from the town of Tiberias; Nazareth, two leagues north-west of Mount Tabor, and equally distant from the lake of Gennesareth and the sea coast; Arbela, six miles west of Nazareth; Sepphoris, or Dio-Caesarea, now Sefouri, a large and well fortified town, about five leagues north north-west of Mount Tabor; Zabulon, a strong and populous place, sixty stadia south-east of Ptolemais; Acre, or Accon, seven miles north from the promontory of Carmel, afterward enlarged and called Ptolemais by Ptolemy I, of Egypt, and in the time of the crusades distinguished by the name of Acre, the last city possessed by the Christians in Syria, and was taken and destroyed by the Sultan Serapha, of Egypt, in 1291; Kedes, or Cydissus, a Levitical city at the foot of Mount Panium, twenty miles south-east of Tyre; Dan, originally Laish, on the north boundary of the Holy Land, about thirty miles south- east of Sidon; Paneas, near to Dan, or, according to some, only a different name for the same place, was repaired by Philip, son of Herod the Great, and by him named Caesarea, in honour of Augustus, with the addition of Philippi, to distinguish it from the other town of the same name in Samaria; Jotapata, the strongest town in Galilee, about four leagues north north-east of Dio-Caesarea; and Japha and Gischala, two other fortified places in the same district
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The word is also used of “heathen prophets”: “Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel’s table” (1 Kings 18:19)
Lebanon - It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing; the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon: they shall see the glory of the Lord
Kings, Books of - Elijah won a great victory over the prophets of Baal on Mt Carmel (18:1-46), but when the people of Israel still did not give up their Baalism, God strengthened and reassured the discouraged Elijah (19:1-21)
Palestine - ]'>[2] Philistia ], being derived from that of the Philistines , properly belongs only to the strip of coast-land south of Carmel, which was the ancient territory of that people. ( a ) The first of these is the Maritime Plain running along the coast of the Mediterranean from the neighbourhood of Sidon and Tyre southward, and disappearing only at the promontory of Carmel. This plain widens southward from Carmel to a maximum breadth of about 20 miles, while to the north of that promontory it develops into the great plain of Esdraelon, which intersects the mountain region and affords the most easy passage into the heart of the country
Nabal - And the man was very great, and he had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats, and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel. By his birth Nabal had come into great possessions in Carmel; and, as if to make him a man like his father-as if to keep his heart soft and full of love to God and man,-God had added to all that a wife who shines high up among the household saints of the house of Israel
Elisha - Elisha, who was then at Mount Carmel, was solicited by the mother to come to her house
Ephraim (1) - by mount Carmel
Samaria - by the hills beginning at Carmel and running E
Tribes of Israel, the - The blessing of Jacob speaks of Zebulun's territory including “the shore of the sea,” presumably the Mediterranean Sea, and “his border shall be at Sidon,” (Genesis 49:13 NRSV) a city on the coast north of Mount Carmel. The territory extended from near Mount Carmel in the south to near Tyre in the north (Joshua 19:24-31 )
Tyre - TYRE ( Tsôr ‘rock,’ Joshua 19:29 ) was situated on the coast of Palestine about half-way between Carmel and Beyrout
Issachar - Its inheritance extended in length from Carmel to the Jordan; in width to Mount Tabor on the N
Ahab - When softened by the visitation, the people were ripe for the issue to which Elijah put the conflicting claims to Jehovah and Baal at Carmel, and on the fire from heaven consuming the prophet's sacrifice, fell on their faces and exclaimed with one voice, "Jehovah, He is the God; Jehovah, He is the God
Elisha - Elisha went to Carmel, where the priests of Baal had been destroyed, and thence to Samaria, the seat of the apostasy, and where his testimony was most needed
Bread - The Arabs about Mount Carmel use a great strong pitcher, in which they kindle a fire; and when it is heated, they mix meal and water, which they apply with the hollow of their hands to the outside of the pitcher; and this extremely soft paste, spreading itself, is baked in an instant
Ugarit - ” Like the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18:1 ), he was practicing imitative magic as though preparing the fields to receive the rain
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In 2 Kings 19:23, the word (with the preposition le) means “farthest”: “… And I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, and into the forest of his Carmel
Phoenicia, phNicians - Carmel, was the most southerly of these cities
Canaan - The other mountains of note are, Carmel, Tabor, Ebal, and Gerizim, and the mountains of Gilboa, Gilead, and Abarim; with the summits of the latter, Nebo and Pisgah: a description of which will be found under their respective heads. Such was the cloud, "like a man's hand," which appeared to Elijah, on Mount Carmel; which spread "till the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain," 1 Kings 18:44
Destroy, Destruction - God, however, was able to validate his potency by sending fire down upon Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18:38 ; cf
High Place, Sanctuary - From OT the names of Horeb (or Sinai), the ‘mountain of God’ ( Exodus 3:1 ), of Ebal and Gerizim, of Carmel and Tabor ( Hosea 5:1 ), at once suggest themselves as sanctuaries where the Hebrews worshipped their God
Assyria, History And Religion of - Carmel received tribute from Tyre, Sidon, and King Jehu of Israel
Priest - Elijah also offered a burnt-offering upon Mount Carmel, 1 Kings 18:33
Galilee - These boundaries, excluding Carmel and the area of the lakes, enclosed a province about 50 miles long by 25 to 35 miles broad-an area of about 1600 square miles
Music, Instruments, Dancing - As an idolatrous act, dancing is mentioned in the golden-calf story (Exodus 32:19 ) and in the worship of Baal at Carmel (1 Kings 18:26 )
Agriculture - It was to this system that districts such as Lebanon, Carmel, and Gilboa owed the wonderful fertility that formerly characterized them
Hannah - And one of them is Hannah of Mount Ephraim, and the other is Teresa of Mount Carmel
Canaan, History And Religion of - In a classical story of cultural confrontation, Elijah encouraged a contest atop Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18-19 )
Miracle - The classic expression of this combat comes at Carmel, as fire from heaven consumes Elijah's sacrifice and the prophets of Baal are destroyed (1 Kings 18:16-40 )
Omnipresence - " "Though he dig into hell, thence shall my hand take him; though he climb up into heaven, thence will I bring him down; and though he hide himself in the top of Carmel, I will search and take him out from thence
Kings, the Books of - Elijah "the prophet as fire, whose words burned as a torch" (Sirach 48:1), as champion of Jehovah, defeated Baal's and Asherah's prophets at Carmel; and averted utter apostasy front northern Israel by banding God's prophets in schools where Jehovah's worship was maintained, and a substitute supplied for the legal temple worship enjoyed by the godly in Judah