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Abel-meholah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abel-Meholah
Abel-Meholah (אָבֵל מְחוֹלָה‎, avel mecholah, “meadow of dancing”). A town in the west Jordan, near Beth-shean. Birthplace and residence of the prophet Elisha (1 Kgs 19:16).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Abel-Meholah (Place)
ABEL-MEHOLAH (PLACE) [Heb. ʾābēl mĕḥôlâ (אָבֵל מְחֹולָה)]. A town located in the western Jordan ghor (Judg 7:22; 1 Kgs 4:12). It was the hometown of the prophet Elisha, son of Shaphat (1 Kgs 19:16), and probably also of Adriel ben Barzillai the Meholathite, the son-in-law of Saul, the first King
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abel-meholah
Abel-meholah. Birthplace of the prophet Elisha (1 Kgs 19:16). Here Elijah found Elisha plowing and threw his coat over Elisha’s shoulders, symbolizing God’s call to Elisha to become a prophet (1 Kgs 19:19–21). The town is earlier mentioned as one place to which the Midianites fled from Gideon’s 300 warriors
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abel-Meholah
Abel-Meholah āʹbəl-mə-hōʹla [Heb. ’āḇēl meḥôlâ-‘meadow of dancing’]. The residence of Elisha the prophet (1 K. 19:16). When Gideon and his three hundred broke their pitchers in the camp of Midian, the Midianites in their first panic fled down the valley of Jezreel and the Jordan “toward Zererah” (Jgs.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Abel-Meholah
ABEL-MEHOLAH Birthplace of the prophet Elisha (1 Kgs 19:16). Here Elijah found Elisha plowing and threw his coat over Elisha’s shoulders, symbolizing God’s call to Elisha to become a prophet (1 Kgs 19:19–21). The town is earlier mentioned as one place to which the Midianites fled from Gideon’s 300 warriors
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Abel-Meholah
Abel-meholah (ay´buhl-mi-hoh´luh), a settlement in the Jordan Valley to the south or southeast of Beth-shan. The town’s exact location has not been determined, but it is listed as part of Solomon’s fifth administrative district, in which Megiddo, Taanach, and Beth-shan were the chief towns (1 Kings 4:12).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Abel-Meholah
ABEL-MEHOLAH. Probably a place E of Jordan, though the site is not exactly located, to which the Midianites fled from the valley of Jezreel when pursued by Gideon (Jdg 7:22). It is best known as the home of the prophet Elisha (1 Kgs 19:16, 19–21). In Solomon’s administration it was a part of the district
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Abel-Meholah
ABEL-MEHOLAH. A town named in conjunction with the flight of the Midianites from Gideon (Jdg. 7:22). It became part of Solomon’s fifth district (1 Ki. 4:12) and was Elisha’s birthplace (1 Ki. 19:16). The site is unknown, but is usually placed in the Jordan valley S of Beth-shean.D. W. Baker.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abel-Meholah
Abel-Meholah (Heb. ʾāḇēl mĕḥôlâ)The home town of Elisha (1 Kgs. 19:16). According to Judg. 7:22 Gideon chased the Midianites “toward Zererah” (Zarethan), as far as “the border of Abel-meholah” (cf. 1 Kgs. 7:46). There he crossed the Jordan (Judg. 8:4), so Abel-meholah may have been a territory
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Abel Meholah
Abel-Meholah [āˊbəl mĭ hōˊlə] (Heb. ˒āḇēl meḥôlâ “meadow of dancing”). A city mentioned three times in the Old Testament. In his surprise attack on the Midianites, Gideon sent some of the enemy fleeing as far as the “border of Abel-meholah” (Judg. 7:22), on the western bank of the Jordan.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Abel-Meholah
ABEL-MEHOLAH A town in the territory of Issachar, in the Jordan Valley. After their defeat the Midianites fled to the region of Abel-Meholah (Judg. 7:22), in the fifth district of the kingdom of Solomon (1 Kgs. 4:12). The birthplace of the prophet Elisha (1 Kgs. 19:16), it has been identified with a
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Abel-Meholah
ABEL-MEHOLAH (Hebrew, “meadow of dancing”) A city east of the Jordan; its exact location has not been identified. Gideon drove the Midianites to the region of Abel-Meholah (Judg 7:22). The name Meholathites was also used apparently for the inhabitants (1 Sam 18:19; 2 Sam 21:8). Part of the administrative
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