Israel Yesterday and Today: A pilgrimage in word and image | Table of Contents | Galilee | Bethsaida | Capernaum | Tagbha |
Megiddo 

& the battle of Armageddon

Megiddo lies at the head of a mountain pass at the western end of the valley of Jezreel. It has a history that spans more than 3500 years. It was destroyed and rebuilt more than 20 times on the same spot. In the New Testament Book of Revelation (16:14-16) it is marked as the site of the last great battle of the world: Armageddon (derrived from the Hebrew for Har Megiddo).  King Solomon fortied the city in the 10th century BC (1 Kings 9:15).  The ancient water system dating from the time of King Ahab (9th century BC) is still preserved to this day.  It consists of a large shaft sunk through the rock to a depth of 120 feet, where it meets a tunnel cut through for a distance of 215 feet to a spring outside the city. 

 









 


Tunnel cut through rock leading to spring
Return to | Words of Life | The Word of God | Daily Reading & Meditation |
(c) 2001 Don Schwager