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Jezreel, Portion of

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(חֵלֶק ), merely signifies the field or country adjoining the city, where the crime of Ahab had been perpetrated, and where its retribution was to be exacted (2 Kings 9:10; 2 Kings 9:21; 2 Kings 9:36-37; comp. 2 Kings 9:25-26). Naboth was stoned to death outside the city of Jezreel (1 Kings 21:13), and the dogs licked up Ahab's blood that was clotted in the bottom of his chariot, before it was washed, near the pool of Samaria (1 Kings 22:35; 1 Kings 22:38); hence Schwarz (Palest. p. 165, note) proposes to render the expression אֲשֶׁר בַּמְקוֹם "in the place where" (occurring in the sentence of retaliation, 1 Kings 21:19), as signifying "in punishment for that;" but this construction is not in accordance with the Heb. idiom (see Gesenius' Lex. s.v. מָקוֹם ), and the other incidents furnish a sufficiently exact fulfilment of the prediction (see Clarke's Comment. ad loc.).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Jezreel, Portion of'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/j/jezreel-portion-of.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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