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(Heb. יִזְרְעֶאל/Yizriʿēal), is attested in the Hebrew Bible as a place name for an unlocated settlement in Judah (Josh 15:56; 1 Sam 25:43, etc.) and a city in northern Israel (1 Kgs 21; 2 Kgs 9f.; Hos 1:4, etc.), modern Tell Jezreel on the western edge of the plain by the same name. Excavations (1990–1997) have yielded settlements in the Early Bronze I/III, Middle Bronze II, Late Bronze and Early Iron I periods, but, especially, a carefully planned and constructed approx. 4.5-hect…

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Müller-Clemm, Julia, “Jezreel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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