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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    place of troops, originally one of the royal cities of the
    Canaanites (Josh. 12:21), belonged to the tribe of Manasseh
    (Judg. 1:27), but does not seem to have been fully occupied by
    the Israelites till the time of Solomon (1 Kings 4:12; 9:15).
      The valley or plain of Megiddo was part of the plain of
    Esdraelon, the great battle-field of Palestine. It was here
    Barak gained a notable victory over Jabin, the king of Hazor,
    whose general, Sisera, led on the hostile army. Barak rallied
    the warriors of the northern tribes, and under the encouragement
    of Deborah (q.v.), the prophetess, attacked the Canaanites in
    the great plain. The army of Sisera was thrown into complete
    confusion, and was engulfed in the waters of the Kishon, which
    had risen and overflowed its banks (Judg. 4:5).
      Many years after this (B.C. 610), Pharaohnecho II., on his
    march against the king of Assyria, passed through the plains of
    Philistia and Sharon; and King Josiah, attempting to bar his
    progress in the plain of Megiddo, was defeated by the Egyptians.
    He was wounded in battle, and died as they bore him away in his
    chariot towards Jerusalem (2 Kings 23:29; 2 Chr. 35:22-24), and
    all Israel mourned for him. So general and bitter was this
    mourning that it became a proverb, to which Zechariah (12:11,
    12) alludes. Megiddo has been identified with the modern
    el-Lejjun, at the head of the Kishon, under the north-eastern
    brow of Carmel, on the south-western edge of the plain of
    Esdraelon, and 9 miles west of Jezreel. Others identify it with
    Mujedd'a, 4 miles south-west of Bethshean, but the question of
    its site is still undetermined.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Megiddo, his precious fruit; declaring a message