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Hill of Moreh

 

(teacher).

The hill of Moreh, at the foot of which the Midianites and Amalekites were encamped before Gideon's attack upon them, and you can find more about that here on st-takla.org on other commentaries and dictionary entries. (Judges 7:1) It lay in the valley of Jezreel, rather on the north side of the valley, and north also of the eminence on which Gideon's little band of heroes was clustered. These conditions are most accurately fulfilled if we assume Jebel ed-Duhy, the "Little Hermon" of the modern travellers, 1815 feet above the Mediterranean, to be Moreh, the Ain-Jalood to be the spring of Harod, and Gideon's position to have been on the northeast slope of Jebel Fukua (Mount Gilboa), between the village of Nuris and the last-mentioned spring.

 

* See other occurrences of the same term: Moreh.

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