Question - Where is Jezreel located?

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The Jezreel Valley is located at the southern end of the Lower Galilee bordered to the south by the Samarian Highlands, the south east by Mount Gilboa, the west by Mount Carmel, and the country of Jordan to the east. The modern archaeological site is located on a low hill on the southern edge of the Jezreel Valley's eastern edge in northern Israel. Archaeologists David Ussishkin and John Woodhead believe that Jezreel was a fortress that served as a cavalry base for King Ahab. According to the Hebrew Bible, the valley was the scene of a victory by the Israelites, led by Gideon, against the Midianites, the Amalekites, and the Children of the East (Judges 6:3), but was later the location at which the Israelites, led by King Saul, were defeated by the Philistines (1 Samuel 29:1–29:6). MEGIDDO — Situated here at the foot of Israel's Mount Megiddo, the valley pictured below is believed by many Christians to be the site of the Battle of Armageddon, the final fight of End Times before the Second Coming of Jesus.

https://www.britannica.com/place/Jezreel-ancient-city-Israel

The Valley of Jezreel (ʿEmeq Yizreʿel), or Plain of Esdraelon, was an ancient trade route between the Jordan Valley and the coastal plain. The first son of the prophet Hosea was named Jezreel, as a reminder of the bloodshed at Jezreel by which King Jehu (ruled 842–815 bc) came into power.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosea_4

Hosea 4 is the fourth chapter of the Book of Hosea in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. This book contains the prophecies attributed to the prophet Hosea son of Beeri.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jehu

Jehu later threw his body on Naboth's vineyard, to avenge Naboth, whom Jehoram's father and mother had murdered. King Ahaziah fled after seeing Jehoram's death but Jehu wounded him. Ahaziah, nonetheless, managed to flee to Megiddo, where he died.

https://www.britannica.com/place/Plain-of-Esdraelon

Plain of Esdraelon. Plain of Esdraelon, also called Valley of Jezreel, Hebrew ʿEmeq Yizreʿel or Ha-ʿEmeq, lowland in northern Israel, dividing the hilly areas of Galilee in the north and Samaria (in the Israeli-occupied West Bank) in the south.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jezebel

Jehu entered the palace where, after he ate and drank, he ordered Jezebel's body to be taken for burial. His servants discovered only her skull, her feet, and the palms of her hands—her flesh had been eaten by stray dogs, just as the prophet Elijah had prophesied. Edwin R. Thiele dates Jezebel's death around 850 BC.

https://www.britannica.com/place/Megiddo

Megiddo, modern Tel Megiddo, important town of ancient Palestine, overlooking the Plain of Esdraelon (Valley of Jezreel). It lies about 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Haifa in northern Israel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Hosea

Hosea is a prophet whom God uses to portray a message of repentance to God's people. Through Hosea's marriage to Gomer, God, also known as Yahweh, shows his great love for his people, comparing himself to a husband whose wife has committed adultery.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jehu_(prophet)

Jehu (UK: /ˈd? iːhjuː/, US: /ˈd? iːhuː/; Hebrew:????, Yêhū "Yah is He") son of Hanani was a prophet mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, who was active during the 9th century BC.

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saul-king-of-Israel

Saul, Hebrew Shaʾul, (flourished 11th century bc, Israel), first king of Israel (c. 1021–1000 bc). According to the biblical account found mainly in I Samuel, Saul was chosen king both by the judge Samuel and by public acclamation.

https://www.dictionary.com/e/slang/you-reap-what-you-sow/

chinadaily. com. To reap is “to gather a crop” and to sow, “to plant seeds. ” Throughout versions of the Bible, sowing is used as a metaphor for one's actions and reaping for the results of those actions.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jezebel

Definition of Jezebel. 1 : the Phoenician wife of Ahab who according to the account in I and II Kings pressed the cult of Baal on the Israelite kingdom but was finally killed in accordance with Elijah's prophecy. 2 often not capitalized : an impudent, shameless, or morally unrestrained woman.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul

After Samuel tells Saul that God has rejected him as king, David, a son of Jesse, from the tribe of Judah, enters the story: from this point on Saul's story is largely the account of his increasingly troubled relationship with David.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Tabor

In the Hebrew Bible (Joshua, Judges), Mount Tabor is the site of the Battle of Mount Tabor between the Israelite army under the leadership of Barak and the army of the Canaanite king of Hazor, Jabin, commanded by Sisera. In Christian tradition, Mount Tabor is the site of the transfiguration of Jesus.

https://www.britannica.com/place/Mount-Carmel-mountain-ridge-Israel

Mount Carmel. Sanctified since early times, Mt. Carmel is mentioned as a “holy mountain” in Egyptian records of the 16th century bc. As a “high place, ” it was long a centre of idol worship, and its outstanding reference in the Bible is as the scene of Elijah's confrontation with the false prophets of Baal (I Kings 18).