Sharon (Plain of)
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Sharon (Plain of)
Bible Meaning: A plain
Strong's Concordance #H8289

The Bible mentions a city named Sharon located east of the Jordan River in an area given to the tribe of Gad (1Chronicles 5:16).

The Plain of Sharon was an area of ancient Israel that was bounded by Mount Carmel and its mountain range in the north and Joppa in the south. Its western border was the Mediterranean Sea.

The Plain of Sharon is approximately 54.5 miles (87.7 kilometers) long from Mount Carmel to Joppa. The larger southern section of the plain is roughly 10 miles (16.1 kilometers) wide, with it narrowing to about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) wide in the north.

Isaiah prophesied that, in the near future, the plain's excellent pastureland will represent the peace God grants his people (Isaiah 65:10).

The bride of King Solomon, spoken about in Song of Solomon 2:1, compared herself to the rose of Sharon. The Hebrew word translated as "rose" in this verse (Strong's #H2261) references a meadow saffron or crocus with an unknown color.

Location of Plain of Sharon in Ancient Israel Map

New Testament Mention

Peter, in Lydda, healed a man named Aeneas who had been bedridden for eight years. This spectacular miracle led those in Lydda and the Plain to begin to believe in Christ (Acts 9:35).

Important Verses

1Chronicles 5:11, 16
And the children of Gad dwelt over against them, in the land of Bashan unto Salchah . . .

And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in her towns, and in all the suburbs of Sharon, upon their borders.

1Chronicles 27:29
And over the herds that fed in Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite: and over the herds that were in the valleys was Shaphat the son of Adlai . . .

Song of Solomon 2:1 - 2
I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.

As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

Isaiah 33:9
The earth mourneth and languisheth: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness: and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.

Isaiah 35:1 - 2
The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God.

Isaiah 65:9 - 10
And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.

And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought me.

Acts 9:32 - 35
And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda. And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy. And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.

And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron (Sharon) saw him, and turned to the Lord.

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