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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Carmel,  CA 
  Zip  code(s):  93923 
  Carmel,  IN  (city,  FIPS  10342) 
  Location:  39.96932  N,  86.10951  W 
  Population  (1990):  25380  (9645  housing  units) 
  Area:  32.6  sq  km  (land),  0.2  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  46032 
  Carmel,  ME 
  Zip  code(s):  04419 
  Carmel,  NY 
  Zip  code(s):  10512 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Carmel 
  a  park;  generally  with  the  article,  "the  park."  (1.)  A  prominent 
  headland  of  Central  Palestine,  consisting  of  several  connected 
  hills  extending  from  the  plain  of  Esdraelon  to  the  sea,  a 
  distance  of  some  12  miles  or  more  At  the  east  end  in  its 
  highest  part  it  is  1,728  feet  high,  and  at  the  west  end  it 
  forms  a  promontory  to  the  bay  of  Acre  about  600  feet  above  the 
  sea.  It  lay  within  the  tribe  of  Asher.  It  was  here  at  the  east 
  end  of  the  ridge,  at  a  place  called  el-Mukhrakah  (i.e.,  the 
  place  of  burning),  that  Elijah  brought  back  the  people  to  their 
  allegiance  to  God,  and  slew  the  prophets  of  Baal  (1  Kings  18). 
  Here  were  consumed  the  fifties"  of  the  royal  guard;  and  here 
  also  Elisha  received  the  visit  of  the  bereaved  mother  whose  son 
  was  restored  by  him  to  life  (2  Kings  4:25-37).  "No  mountain  in 
  or  around  Palestine  retains  its  ancient  beauty  so  much  as 
  Carmel.  Two  or  three  villages  and  some  scattered  cottages  are 
  found  on  it  its  groves  are  few  but  luxuriant;  it  is  no  place 
  for  crags  and  precipices  or  rocks  of  wild  goats;  but  its  surface 
  is  covered  with  a  rich  and  constant  verdure."  "The  whole 
  mountain-side  is  dressed  with  blossom,  and  flowering  shrubs,  and 
  fragrant  herbs."  The  western  extremity  of  the  ridge  is  however, 
  more  rocky  and  bleak  than  the  eastern.  The  head  of  the  bride  in 
  Cant.  7:5  is  compared  to  Carmel.  It  is  ranked  with  Bashan  on 
  account  of  its  rich  pastures  (Isa.  33:9;  Jer.  50:19;  Amos  1:2). 
  The  whole  ridge  is  deeply  furrowed  with  rocky  ravines  filled 
  with  dense  jungle.  There  are  many  caves  in  its  sides,  which  at 
  one  time  were  inhabited  by  swarms  of  monks.  These  caves  are 
  referred  to  in  Amos  9:3.  To  them  Elijah  and  Elisha  often 
  resorted  (1  Kings  18:19,  42;  2  Kings  2:25).  On  its  north-west 
  summit  there  is  an  ancient  establishment  of  Carmelite  monks. 
  Vineyards  have  recently  been  planted  on  the  mount  by  the  German 
  colonists  of  Haifa.  The  modern  Arabic  name  of  the  mount  is 
  Kurmul  but  more  commonly  Jebel  Mar  Elyas,  i.e.,  Mount  St 
  Elias,  from  the  Convent  of  Elias. 
 
  (2.)  A  town  in  the  hill  country  of  Judah  (Josh.  15:55),  the 
  residence  of  Nabal  (1  Sam.  25:2,  5,  7,  40),  and  the  native  place 
  of  Abigail,  who  became  David's  wife  (1  Sam.  27:3).  Here  king 
  Uzziah  had  his  vineyards  (2  Chr.  26:10).  The  ruins  of  this  town 
  still  remain  under  the  name  of  Kurmul  about  10  miles 
  south-south-east  of  Hebron,  close  to  those  of  Maon. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Carmel,  circumcised  lamb;  harvest;  full  of  ears  of  corn 
 




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