Thanks for staying with me for the long haul. Can you believe our thirty-one day journey is almost finished? I am so excited to show you what is in store for today: Megiddo and the Plain of Armageddon.
Megiddo is one of the most important archeological sites in Israel from the time of the Bible, it was inhabited from the Chalcolithic period, Megiddo has approximately twenty-six levels of occupation.
Meggido was important in antiquity: it is mentioned in Egyptian writings and is forecast to be the site of Armageddon. Megiddo is Israel’s breadbasket. This area was part of the Northern Kingdom, over 5,000 years old, this is the location of the Solomonic wall and the place King Josiah was killed.
I found a great site for interesting information about Meggido here:
Although Megiddo has been extensively chronicled in extra-biblical sources, it is only mentioned 12 times in the OT and once, indirectly, as Armageddon in the NT (Rv 16:16). Most Christians know the book of Revelation prophesies an end-times battle that will be fought at a place called Armageddon (Rv 16:16), and many know that Armageddon is, in fact, a corruption of the Greek word, Ἁρμαγεδών (Harmagedon) or “the hill of Megiddo.” A 35-acre (14 hectare) mound, 200 ft (60 m) high, in northwest Israel called Tell el-Mutesellim is believed to be the site of Megiddo.
“They gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.” Rev. 16:16
We don’t know what the future holds, but we know Who holds the future.
Don’t miss tomorrow’s stop! Jericho.