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Sharon

also known as: Saron

Meaning: a plain

a level tract extending from the Mediterranean to the hill country to the west of Jerusalem, about 30 miles long and from 8 to 15 miles broad, celebrated for its beauty and fertility (1 Chronicles 27:29; Isaiah 33:9; 35:2; 65:10)

Plain of Sharon—satellite view

The “rose of Sharon” is celebrated (Song of Songs 2:1). It is called Lasharon (the article “la” being here a part of the word) in Joshua 12:18.

Article Version: September 1, 2017