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Sharon (shâr'on), the plain. 1. A district in Palestine lying upon the seacoast. It extended from Joppa to Cæsarea (whence it is frequently in Scripture coupled with Carmel), and from the central hills to the Mediterranean. It was a region well adapted for pasture, 1 Chronicles 27:29; Isaiah 65:10, very fertile, Isaiah 33:9; Isaiah 35:2, and celebrated for its roses. Song of Solomon 2:1. Its locality is further indicated as being in the neighborhood of Lydda, Acts 9:35, where it is called Saron, A. V., but Sharon in R. V.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Sharon'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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