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Abel (village)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abel-Beth-Maacah
Abel-Beth-Maacah (אָבֵל בַּיִת מַעֲכָה‎, avel bayith ma'akhah, “meadow of the house of Maachah”). Also called Abel-Maim, “meadow of the waters” (2 Chr 16:4). A city in the north of Palestine that was besieged by Joab (2 Sam 20:14), Ben-hadad (1 Kgs 15:20), and Tiglath-Pileser III (2 Kgs 15:29).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Abel-Beth-Maacah (Place)
ABEL-BETH-MAACAH (PLACE) [Heb ʾābēl bêt-maʿăkâ (אָבֵל בֵּית־מַעֲכָה)]. Var. ABEL OF BETH-MAACAH. A town in the N part of Israel conquered by Ben-hadad at the beginning of the 9th century b.c. (1 Kgs 15:20) and then by Tiglath-pileser III in 734 b.c. (2 Kgs 15:29). Its identification with ʾbwm in
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abel-beth-maacah (Maachah), Abel of Beth-maacah (Maachah)
Abel-beth-maacah (Maachah), Abel of Beth-maacah (Maachah). Alternate names for Abel, a fortified city in upper Galilee, in 1 Kings 15:20 and 2 Kings 15:29.See Abel (Place).
Abel (Place)
Abel (Place). Fortified border city in upper Galilee to which King David’s general Joab pursued the rebel Sheba. After a wise woman of the city negotiated with Joab, the citizens executed Sheba and threw his head over the wall. Joab then called off the siege (2 Sm 20:13–22). The city was later conquered
Abel-maim
Abel-maim. Alternate name for Abel, a fortified city in upper Galilee, in 2 Chronicles 16:4.See Abel (Place).
Beth-maacah, Beth-maachah
Beth-maacah, Beth-maachah. Alternate name for Abel-beth-maacah (kjv maachah) in 2 Samuel 10:14, 15.See Abel (Place).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abel-Beth-Maacah
Abel-Beth-Maacah āʹbəl-beth-māʹə-kə [Heb. ’āḇēl bêṯ-ma‘aḵâ—‘meadow of the house of Maacah’ (1 K. 15:20; 2 K. 15:29), also ’āḇēlâ bêṯ hamma‘aḵâ (2 S. 20:15), ’āḇēlâ ûḇêṯ ma‘aḵâ (v 14)] also ABEL OF BETH-MAACAH (2 S. 20:14f); AV ABEL-BETH-MAACHAH (or “of Beth-maachah”), also
Abel
Abel āʹbəl [Heb. ’āḇēl—‘meadow’]. A word used in several compound names of places. It appears by itself as the name of a city concerned in the rebellion of Sheba (2 S. 20:18), though it is there probably an abridgment of the name Abel-beth-maacah (cf. vv 14f). In 1 S. 6:18, where the Hebrew has
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Abel-Beth-Maacah (Maachah)
ABEL-BETH-MAACAH (Maachah*) Alternate name for Abel, a fortified city in upper Galilee in 1 Kings 15:20 and 2 Kings 15:29. It was also called Abel of Beth-Maacah (Maachah) in 2 Sm 20:14–15. See Abel (Place).
Abel (Place)
ABEL (Place) Fortified border city in upper Galilee to which King David’s general Joab pursued the rebel Sheba. After a wise woman of the city negotiated with Joab, the citizens executed Sheba and threw his head over the wall. Joab then called off the siege 2 Sm 20:13–22). The city was later conquered
Abel-Maim
ABEL-MAIM* Alternate name for Abel, a fortified city in upper Galilee, in 2 Chronicles 16:4. See Abel (Place).
Beth-Maacah, Beth-Maachah
BETH-MAACAH*, BETH-MAACHAH* Alternate name for Abel-beth-maacah in 2 Samuel 20:14–15. See Abel (Place).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Abel-Beth-Maacah
Abel-beth-maacah (ay´buhl-beth-may´uh-kah), a town in northern Israel probably to be identified with Tell Abil el-Qamh, five miles west of Dan. In 2 Sam. 20:14–15 it is referred to as Abel of Beth-maacah and is associated with Joab’s pursuit of Sheba, son of Bichri, through the territory (cf. 1 Sam.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Abel
ABEL1. The second son of Adam, who was a shepherd. His offering to God was from the “firstlings of the flock,” an offering more acceptable than Cain’s offering of grain and vegetables. Whether Abel’s was preferred because it involved the shedding of life and hence was symbolic of life, or whether it
Abel-Beth-Maachah
ABEL-BETH-MAACHAH. Alternately Abel (2 Sam 20:18); Abel-maim (2 Chr 16:4); Beth-maachah (2 Sam 20:14–15, RSV). See each.A fortified city in the tribe of Naphtali, located W of Dan, about 12 miles N of Lake Huleh in the N of Israel. It overlooked the intersection of the important trade route running
Abel-Maim
ABEL-MAIM. An alternate form of Abel-beth-maachah (q.v.) in (2 Chr 16:4).Tell Abil, the site of Abel-Beth-Maachah. JR
Beth-Maachah
BETH-MAACHAH. A city far to the N near source of the Jordan River. So named in 2 Sam 20:14–15, but also named Abel-beth-maacah (q.v.) in 1 Kgs 15:20 and 2 Kgs 15:29, as well as Abel (q.v.) in 2 Sam 20:14, 18. In II Samuel it is the city in which Joab besieged rebelling Sheba. In I Kings it is included
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Abel-Beth-Maacah
ABEL-BETH-MAACAH (Heb. ’āḇēl bêṯ ma‘aḵâ, ‘meadow of the house of oppression’). The town in N Naphtali in which Joab besieged Sheba, son of Bichri (2 Sa. 20:14); captured by the Syrians under Ben-hadad (c. 879 bc, 1 Ki. 15:20; 2 Ch. 16:4) where it is called Abel-maim. Captured by the Assyrians
Abel
ABEL. An element of certain place-names, chiefly in Transjordan. The traditional interpretation ‘meadow’ is not at all certain, and Baumgartner (KB, p. 7) prefers ‘brook, watercourse’, comparing Heb. ’ûḇāl, yûḇāl, yāḇāl. Abel of MT of 1 Sa. 6:18 (cf. av) is probably a textual error, and ’eḇen
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abel-Beth-Maacah
Abel-Beth-Maacah (Heb. ʾāḇēl bêṯ-maʿăḵâ)A city cited in biblical and other ancient Near Eastern texts, best identified with modern Tell Abil al-Qamḥ (“Meadow of the Wheat”; 204296). The latter is an imposing mound of 10 ha. (25 a.) on the northern border of Israel near Metulla, near a major
Abel (Place)
Abel (Heb. ʾāḇēl) (PLACE)Abel of Beth-maacah, perhaps a cult center renowned for its wisdom, to which Joab was referred for counsel (2 Sam. 20:18).See Abel-beth-maacah.
Beth-Maacah
Beth-Maacah (Heb. bêṯ-maʿăḵâ)Alternate name of Abel-beth-maacah (2 Sam. 20:14–15).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Abel Beth Maacah
Abel-Beth-Maacah [āˊbəl bĕth māˊə kə] (Heb. ˓āḇēl bêṯ-ma˓aḵâ “meadow of the house of Maacah”). A city in northern Palestine, also called Abel (2 Sam. 20:18), Abel of Beth-maacah (vv. 14–15; KJV “Abel, and to Beth-maacah,” v. 14, following the MT), and Abel-maim (2 Chr. 16:4). It is
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Abel-Beth-Maachah
ABEL-BETH-MAACHAH A fortified town in the north of Palestine (2 Sam. 20:14–18), also called Abel (2 Sam. 20:18) and Abel-Maim (2 Chr. 16:4). Joab, son of Zeruiah, laid siege to it in order to capture Sheba, son of Bichri (2 Sam. 20:13). In the days of Baasha, King of Israel, it was taken by Ben-Hadad,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Abel of Beth-Maacah
ABEL OF BETH-MAACAH A city in David’s kingdom located in northern Palestine, north of Lake Huleh. The city was in the tribal territory of Naphtali and was the site where Sheba took refuge following his failed revolt against David (2 Sam 20:14–18). It was also conquered by Ben-hadad some eight decades
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