Above all else Megiddo is the hill of battles. The tel dominates the entry to the Plain of Jezreel, which is the gateway to travel between Egypt and the North (including Mesopotamia).
The Bible reflects Israel's experience when it describes the site of the final battle between God and evil as taking place at Armageddon (in Hebrew "har megiddo" הר מגדו).
This page is part of the Hypertext Bible Commentary - Amos,
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