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BIBLE DICTIONARY
Jezreel
A city on a hill rising out of the plain, belonging to tribe of Issachar (Josh. 19: 18). Ahab made it his capital (1 Kgs. 18: 45-46; 1 Kgs. 21: 1, 23; 2 Kgs. 8: 29); after the fall of his house it ceased to be a place of much importance.
Symbolical name of the eldest son of the prophet Hosea (Hosea 1: 4-5).