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STRADELA a town of Palestine mentioned only in the Itinerarium Hierosolymitanum as x. M.P. from Maximianopolis, and xii. M.P. from Sciopolis (i. e. Scythopolis), and identified by the writer with the place where Ahab abode and Elias prophesied, and--by a strange confusion--where David slew Goliath (p. 586, ed. Wesseling). The name is undoubtedly a corruption of Esdraela, the classical form of the Scriptural Jezreel. [ESDRAELA]


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