Mount Gilboa

Mt Gilboa, on the southeast side of the Jezreel Valley. 

Place name of uncertain meaning, perhaps, “hill country” or “bubbling fountain.” Location of an Israelite encampment (1 Sam. 28:4). The Israelites under Saul were preparing to do battle against the Philistines. At Mount Gilboa Saul and his three sons were slain (1 Sam. 31:8). David sang a lament over the Gilboa tragedy (2 Sam. 1:17-27). Mount Gilboa has been identified with modern Jebel Fuqu ah, on the eastern side of the Plain of Esdraelon.

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