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Spring Channel
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View of the channel that leads from the spring of Jezreel to the pool that was built during the days of the British Mandate (1922–1948).  In this photo, the water is flowing toward the viewer.  This is a very powerful spring at the foot of Tel Jezreel (about 0.6 mi northeast of the summit of the tell). 

This is where Saul mustered the Israelite forces for his confrontation with the Philistines (1 Sam 29:1).

"The Philistines gathered all their forces at Aphek, and Israel camped by the spring in Jezreel."

Soon afterward, Saul and his sons Jonathan, Abinadab and Malki-shua were killed on nearby Mount Gilboa (1 Samuel 31:2).

Naboth's vineyards may have also been in the vicinity (1 Kings 21:1).