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Abel-mizraim
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Name given to the site of the threshing floor of Atad (גֹּ֣רֶן הָאָטָ֗ד‎, goren ha'atad), where Joseph and his brothers spent seven days in mourning after the death of their father, Jacob (Gen 50:4–11). The name means “mourning/meadow of Egypt,” referring to the large company that had traveled from Egypt with Jacob’s remains.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abel-Mizraim
Abel-Mizraim (אָבֵל מִצְרַיִם‎, avel mitsrayim). Name given to the site of the threshing floor of Atad (גֹּ֣רֶן הָאָטָ֗ד‎, goren ha'atad), where Joseph and his brothers spent seven days in mourning after the death of their father, Jacob (Gen 50:4–11). The name means “mourning/meadow of Egypt,” referring
Atad
Atad (הַ אָטָד‎, ha atad). Also known as Abel-Mizraim. A place where Joseph mourned his deceased father, Jacob, for seven days (Gen 50:10–11).The phrase גֹּרֶן הָאָטָד‎ (goren ha'atad) is usually translated “the threshing floor of Atad,” but it could also mean “the threshing floor of thorns.” It is described
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Atad (Place)
ATAD (PLACE) [Heb ʾaṭad (אַטַד)]. Place “beyond the Jordan” mentioned in Gen 50:10 and 11 where the funeral cortège, bearing the body of Jacob homeward from Egypt to Canaan for burial, stopped and mourned him for 7 days. Since the name occurs in the phrase “gōren hāʾaṭad,” some have translated this
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abel-mizraim
Abel-mizraim. Alternate name for Atad, a place in Canaan, in Genesis 50:11.See Atad.
Atad
Atad. Site probably in Canaan where Jacob’s funeral cortege stopped on the way to Hebron. There, at the threshing floor, the household of Joseph and many Egyptians from the pharaoh’s house spent seven days mourning the death of the patriarch (Gn 50:10, 11). Impressed with their mourning the Canaanites
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abel-Mizraim
Abel-Mizraim āʹbəl-mizʹrə-im [Heb. ’āḇēl miṣrayim—‘watercourse of Egypt’]. The alternate name of Atad, E of Jordan and N of the Dead Sea, given because Joseph and his funeral party from Egypt mourned (cf. ’ēḇel, “mourning”) there over Jacob (Gen. 50:11). The reference to Atad being “beyond Jordan”
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Abel-Mizraim
ABEL-MIZRAIM Alternate name for Atad, a place in Canaan, in Genesis 50:11. See Atad.
Atad
ATAD Site, probably in Canaan, where Jacob’s funeral cortege stopped on the way to Hebron. There, at the threshing floor, the household of Joseph and many Egyptians from the pharaoh’s house spent seven days mourning the death of the patriarch (Gn 50:10–11). Impressed with their mourning the Canaanites
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Atad
Atad (ay´tad; from Akkadian etidu), either the name of a person who owned a threshing floor mentioned in Gen. 50:10–11 or the name of the place where that threshing floor was found. Jacob’s family (returning from Egypt with Joseph) stopped there to mourn his death, and the extent of their mourning led
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Abel-Mizraim
ABEL-MIZRAIM. Alternate place name of Atad, which lay E of the Jordan and N of the Dead Sea, at which the funeral procession of Jacob paused to mourn the patriach before entering Canaan to bury him (Gen 50:11). Previously called the “threshing floor of Atad,” it now became known as the “mourning of Egypt”
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abel-Mizraim
Abel-Mizraim (Heb. ʾāḇēl miṣrayim)A name given to Atad, a place along the Jordan where Joseph, accompanied by Egyptian dignitaries, mourned for his deceased father Jacob (Gen. 50:11). The name is a play on Heb. ʾāḇal (“mourn”) and ʾēḇel (“mourning rites”). On the basis of Gen. 50:10–11 (“beyond
Atad
Atad (Heb. ʾāṭāḏ)A place “beyond the Jordan” where Jacob’s burial procession stopped for seven days to mourn (Gen. 50:10–11). The phrase gōren hāʾāṭāḏ is usually translated “the threshing floor of (the) Atad,” but it could also be translated “the threshing floor of thorns,” suggesting that
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Abel Mizraim
Abel-Mizraim [āˊbəl mĭzˊrĭ əm] (Heb. ˓āḇēl miṣrayim “meadow of Egypt”). A place along the Jordan where Joseph, accompanied by Egyptian dignitaries, moumed for his deceased father Jacob. According to Gen. 50:11 the name is related to Heb. ˒āḇal (“mourn”) and ˒ēḇel (“mourning rites”); its
Atad
Atad [āˊtăd] (Heb. ˒āṭāḏ “thorny bush”). The original name of a place “beyond” the Jordan where Joseph held a seven-day mourning in behalf of his deceased father Jacob (Gen. 50:10–11). Usually rendered “threshing floor of Atad” (so RSV, KJV, NIV; JB “Goren-ha-atad”), Heb. gōren hā˒āṭāḏ
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Abel-Mizraim
ABEL-MIZRAIM (Hebrew, “meadow of Egypt”) A place east of the Jordan where the funeral procession of Jacob stopped and where Joseph, in the company of Egyptian officials, mourned his father for seven days (Gen 50:11). The story involves a play on the Hebrew word for “meadow,” which closely resembles the
Atad
ATAD A town in southern Transjordan where the funeral procession bearing the body of Jacob halted for seven days of mourning (Gen 50:10–11). The site was renamed Abel-mizraim (“the mourning of Egypt”). Its exact location is unknown beyond the fact that it was situated east of the Jordan River. (See also
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Abel-mizraim
A´bel-mizra´im (meadow of Egypt), the name given by the Canaanites to the floor of Atad, at which Joseph, his brothers and the Egyptians made their mourning for Jacob. Gen. 50:11. It was beyond (on the east of) Jordan. See Atad. (Schaff and others say it was on the west bank, for the writer was on the
Atad
A´tad (thorn), The threshing floor of, called also Abel-mizraim, Gen. 50:10, 11, afterwards called Beth-hogla, and known to have lain between the Jordan and Jericho, therefore on the west side of Jordan.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Abel-Mizraim
A´BEL-MIZ´RAIM (āʹbel-mizʹra-im; “mourning of Egypt”), or Abel Mizraim (NIV). The scene of the lament of Egypt over Jacob (Gen. 50:11); the name the Canaanites gave to the “threshing floor of Atad” in Transjordan.
Atad
A´TAD (Heb. ˒āṭād, “a thorn”). It is uncertain whether Atad is the name of a person or a descriptive appellation given to a “thorny” locality. At the threshing floor of Atad, the sons of Jacob and the Egyptians who accompanied them “lamented there with a very great and sorrowful lamentation” for Jacob
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