Harod Springs is located at the foot of Mount Gilboa in the easternmost part of the great Jezreel Valley in the Galilee. The Jezreel Valley is located at the northern edge of the Samaritan mountain range and is the breadbasket of the Jewish nation. It separates the Samaritan mountains to the south and the mountains of the lower Galilee to the north. These springs are the waters where Gideon, the great judge of Israel, during the period of the judges, tested his men and decreased them by God’s order from 30,000 to just 300. The springs are still there today and is set aside as a National Park in present Israel. The hill across from the springs is the Hill Moreh, the place where the people of Midian were camped before raiding the villages and crops of Israel.
November 9th, 2022