(Hebrew: sharon, plain)

(1) a maritime plain 55 miles long between Jaffa and Mount Carmel in Judea, ranked with Carmel and Lebanon for its luxuriant vegetation (Isaiah 35)

(2) the country between Mount Thabor and the Lake of Tiberias; Saint Peter visited here and cured a man sick eight years with the palsy (Acts 9)

(3) region east of the Jordan, near Galaad (1 Par 5)

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