The Jezreel Valley in History
Armageddon represents this entire strategic valley area in North Israel. It is the gateway through the mountains from the North to Jerusalem. Here Gideon defeated Midian (Judges 6:33). Here Saul died in battle fighting the Philistines; Saul and Jonathan died on Mt. Gilboa which is in the eastern portion of Megiddo’s Jezreel Valley (1 Samuel 31:1; 2 Samuel 1:6, 21). And here Josiah was slain fighting against Pharoah-Necho (2 Kings 23:29-30). (Lou Nicholes in Ezekiel, The Exiled Prophet).