Hill of Moreh

Hill of Moreh

(Judges 7:1)

“Then Jerubbaal, who is Gideon, and all the people that were with him, rose up early, and encamped beside the well of  Harod: so that the host of the Midianites were on the north side of them, by the hill of Moreh, in the valley.”

The Hill of Moreh is a mountain in the Jezreel Valley east of Afula,  1689 feet  above sea level.

The name is mentioned in the Biblical description of Gideon’s battle against the Midianites. Arabic name: Jebel ed Dahi, after the Moslem holy man of the 7th century whose tomb is on summit of mountain. It was also called Little Hermon by Medieval Christian pilgrims who ascribed it to the following passage: “The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.” (Psalms 89:12).

At foot of mountain is an agricultural school first called Kefar Yeladim and now called Giv’at HaMore.

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