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What Does the Bible Say About..Megiddo?

Where in the bible does it talk about Armageddon?


The only place that the Bible refers to Armageddon (using that Greek form of the Hebrew) is Revelation 16:16. However, that place is mentioned many other times by its Hebrew name, the Valley (or Mountain) of Megiddo. A former roommate of mine recently said that there have been at least thirty-two battles at Armageddon. The most recent was in the 1960’s (during the “Six Day War”). At least three are found in the Bible. Deborah and Barak fought some kings of the Canaanites there (Judges 5:19). Joram fought Jehoram there (2 Kings 9:27). King Josiah defeated the Egyptians there (2 Kings 23:29; 2 Chronicles 35:22). There are seven other mentions of Megiddo in lists of towns.