Abel-Beth-Maacah
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ABEL-BETH-MAACAH

a'-bel-beth-ma'-a-ka ('abhel beth ma`akhah, "the meadow of the house of Maacah"): The name appears in this form in 1 Kings 15:20 and 2 Kings 15:29. In 2 Samuel 20:15 (Hebrew) it is Abel-beth-hammaacah (Maacah with the article). In 20:14 it appears as Beth-maacah, and in 20:14 and 18 as Abel.

In 2Sa it is spoken of as the city, far to the north, where Joab besieged Sheba, the son of Bichri. In 2 Kings it is mentioned, along with Ijon and other places, as a city in Naphtali captured by Tiglathpileser, king of Assyria. The capture appears also in the records of Tiglath-pileser. In 1 Kings it is mentioned with Ijon and Dan and "all the land of Naphtali" as being smitten by Benhadad of Damascus in the time of Baasha. In the account in Chronicles parallel to this last (2 Chronicles 16:4) the cities mentioned are Ijon, Dan, Abel-maim. Abel-maim is either another name for Abel-beth-maacah, or the name of another place in the same vicinity.

The prevailing identification of Abel-beth-maacah is with Abil, a few miles West of Dan, on a height overlooking the Jordan near its sources. The adjacent region is rich agriculturally, and the scenery and the water supply are especially fine. Abel-maim, "meadow of water," is not an inapt designation for it. Willis J. Beecher

Strong's Hebrew
62. Abel Beth-maakah -- a city in Northern Israel
... a city in Northern Israel. Transliteration: Abel Beth-maakah Phonetic Spelling:
(aw-bale' bayth ma-a-kaw') Short Definition: Abel-beth-maacah. ...
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Tiglath-Pileser iii. And the Organisation of the Assyrian Empire ...
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 7. <. ...
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The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 6. <. ...
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Thesaurus
Abelbethmaacah
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ABEL-BETH-MAACAH. ... Abel-maim is either another name
for Abel-beth-maacah, or the name of another place in the same vicinity. ...
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Abel-beth-maacah (2 Occurrences)
Abel-beth-maacah. Abelbethmaacah, Abel-beth-maacah. A'bel-Beth-Ma'acah . Int. ...
Abelbethmaacah, Abel-beth-maacah. A'bel-Beth-Ma'acah . Reference Bible.
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Ijon (3 Occurrences)
... It was captured along with Dan and Abel-beth-maacah (1 Kings 15:20 2 Chronicles
16:4). It shared with these cities a similar fate at the hands of Tiglath ...
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A'bel-Beth-Ma'acah (2 Occurrences)
A'bel-Beth-Ma'acah. Abel-beth-maacah, A'bel-Beth-Ma'acah. Abelbethmaachah . ...
(See RSV). Abel-beth-maacah, A'bel-Beth-Ma'acah. Abelbethmaachah . ...
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Maacah (30 Occurrences)
... thus be hemmed in by Israel, which accounts for `Geshur and Maacath dwell in the
midst of Israel" (Joshua 13:13).It is possible that Abel-beth-maacah may have ...
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Abel (22 Occurrences)
... of a city concerned in the rebellion of Sheba (2 Samuel 20:14; compare 1 Samuel
6:18), though it is there probably an abridgment of the name Abel-beth-maacah. ...
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Janoah (3 Occurrences)
... It is named with Abel-beth-maacah and Kedesh (2 Kings 15:29). It may be identical
with Yanuch, a village about 6 miles East of Tyre. W. Ewing. ...
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Naph'tali (47 Occurrences)
... And Ben-hadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against
the cities of Israel, and smote Ijon, and Dan, and Abel-beth-maacah, and all ...
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Pekah (11 Occurrences)
... Cities particularly mentioned are Ijon (now `Ayun), Abel-beth-maacah (now `Abi),
Janoah (now Yanun), Kedesh (now Kados) and Hazor (now Hadireh). ...
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Concordance
Abel-beth-maacah (2 Occurrences)

1 Kings 15:20
And Ben-hadad hearkened unto king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel, and smote Ijon, and Dan, and Abel-beth-maacah, and all Chinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali.
(ASV BBE JPS NAS)

2 Kings 15:29
In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abel-beth-maacah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali; and he carried them captive to Assyria.
(ASV BBE JPS NAS)

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Abel-Beth-Maacah

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Abel-beth-maacah (2 Occurrences)

Ijon (3 Occurrences)

A'bel-Beth-Ma'acah (2 Occurrences)

Maacah (30 Occurrences)

Abel (22 Occurrences)

Janoah (3 Occurrences)

Naph'tali (47 Occurrences)

Pekah (11 Occurrences)

Kinnereth (7 Occurrences)

Jan-o'ah (3 Occurrences)

I'jon (2 Occurrences)

Tig'lath-pile'ser (3 Occurrences)

Tiglath (3 Occurrences)

Tiglath-pileser (6 Occurrences)

Deported (12 Occurrences)

Meadow (8 Occurrences)

Pileser (3 Occurrences)

Ben-ha'dad (26 Occurrences)

Ben (40 Occurrences)

Ben-hadad (27 Occurrences)

Chin'neroth (3 Occurrences)

Chinneroth (3 Occurrences)

Conquered (20 Occurrences)

Ahasbai (1 Occurrence)

Agreed (31 Occurrences)

Naphtali (51 Occurrences)

Beth (115 Occurrences)

Hadad (38 Occurrences)

Kedesh (12 Occurrences)

Asa (54 Occurrences)

Attacking (73 Occurrences)

Joab (128 Occurrences)

Hazor (19 Occurrences)

Commanders (93 Occurrences)

Captains (159 Occurrences)

Captive (123 Occurrences)

Including (90 Occurrences)

Listened (120 Occurrences)

Armies (361 Occurrences)

Captured (143 Occurrences)

Addition (112 Occurrences)

Beth-maacah (1 Occurrence)

Bethmaacah

Abel-maim (1 Occurrence)

Abelmaim (1 Occurrence)

Dan (71 Occurrences)

Gilead (130 Occurrences)

Galilee (73 Occurrences)

Assyria (124 Occurrences)

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