Abel-Meholah
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Abel-Meholah

mourning of sickness

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Meadow of dancing, or the dancing-meadow, the birth-place and residence of the prophet Elisha, not far from Beth-shean (1 Kings 4:12), in the tribe of Issachar, near where the Wady el-Maleh emerges into the valley of the Jordan, "the rich meadow-land which extends about 4 miles south of Beth-shean; moist and luxuriant." Here Elisha was found at his plough by Elijah on his return up the Jordan valley from Horeb (1 Kings 19:16). It is now called `Ain Helweh.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ABEL-MEHOLAH

a'-bel-me-ho'-lah ('abhel meholah, "meadow of dancing"): The residence of Elisha the prophet (1 Kings 19:16). When Gideon and his 300 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" (Judges 7:22). Zererah (Zeredah) is Zarethan (2 Chronicles 4:17; compare 1 Kings 7:46), separated from Succoth by the clay ground where Solomon made castings for the temple. The wing of the Midianites whom Gideon pursued crossed the Jordan at Succoth (Judges 8:4). This would indicate that Abel-meholah was thought of as a tract of country with a "border," West of the Jordan, some miles South of Beth-shean, in the territory either of Issachar or West Manasseh.

Abel-meholah is also mentioned in connection with the jurisdiction of Baana, one of Solomon's twelve commissary officers (1 Kings 4:12) as below Jezreel, with Beth-shean and Zarethan in the same list. Jerome and Eusebius speak of Abel-meholah as a tract of country and a town in the Jordan valley, about ten Roman miles South of Beth-shean. At just that point the name seems to be perpetuated in that of the Wady Malib, and Abel-meholah is commonly located near where that Wady, or the neighboring Wady Helweh, comes down into the Jordan valley.

Presumably Adriel the Meholathite (1 Samuel 18:19 2 Samuel 21:8) was a resident of Abel-meholah. Willis J. Beecher

Strong's Hebrew
4259. Mecholathi -- inhab. of Abel-meholah
... 4258, 4259. Mecholathi. 4260 . inhab. of Abel-meholah. Transliteration: Mecholathi
Phonetic Spelling: (mekh-o-law-thee') Short Definition: Meholathite. ...
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65. Abel Mecholah -- Elisha's birthplace in Palestine
... Elisha's birthplace in Palestine. Transliteration: Abel Mecholah Phonetic Spelling:
(aw-bale' mekh-o-law') Short Definition: Abel-meholah. ... Abel-meholah. ...
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Library

A Battle Without a Sword
... man's sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled
to Beth-shittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abel- meholah, unto Tabbath.23 ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/a battle without a sword.htm

Elijah's Weakness, and Its Cube
... And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha
the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/elijahs weakness and its cube.htm

Prophets in their Country.
... But if it is general, it is not historically true; for Elijah did not suffer dishonour
in Tishbeth of Gilead, nor Elisha in Abelmeholah, nor Samuel in Ramathaim ...
/.../origens commentary on the gospel of matthew/18 prophets in their country.htm

"What Doest Thou Here?"
... Hazael to be king over Syria: and Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be
king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah shalt thou ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 13 what doest thou.htm

Thesaurus
Abelmeholah (3 Occurrences)
... Adriel the Meholathite (1 Samuel 18:19 2 Samuel 21:8) was a resident of Abel-meholah.
Willis J. Beecher. Multi-Version Concordance Abelmeholah (3 Occurrences). ...
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Abel-meholah (3 Occurrences)
Abel-meholah. Abelmeholah, Abel-meholah. A'bel-Meho'lah . Easton's Bible
Dictionary ... Abelmeholah, Abel-meholah. A'bel-Meho'lah . Reference Bible.
/a/abel-meholah.htm - 10k

Meholah (4 Occurrences)
... sword against his fellow, and against all the army; and the army fled as far as
Beth Shittah toward Zererah, as far as the border of AbelMeholah, by Tabbath. ...
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A'bel-Meho'lah (3 Occurrences)
A'bel-Meho'lah. Abel-meholah, A'bel-Meho'lah. Abelmizraim . Multi-Version
Concordance ... (See RSV). Abel-meholah, A'bel-Meho'lah. Abelmizraim . Reference
/a/a'bel-meho'lah.htm - 7k

Tabbath (1 Occurrence)
... tab'-ath (Tabbath; Codex Vaticanus Tabath; Gabath): A place named after Abel-meholah
in the account of the Midianite flight before Gideon (Judges 7:23). ...
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Abel (22 Occurrences)
... sword against his fellow, and against all the army; and the army fled as far as
Beth Shittah toward Zererah, as far as the border of AbelMeholah, by Tabbath. ...
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Elisha (70 Occurrences)
... and it is almost certain that he was born and reared at Abel-meholah, and was a ... was
charged was to anoint Elisha, the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah, as prophet ...
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Beth (115 Occurrences)
... sword against his fellow, and against all the army; and the army fled as far as
Beth Shittah toward Zererah, as far as the border of AbelMeholah, by Tabbath. ...
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Zererah (1 Occurrence)
... sword against his fellow, and against all the army; and the army fled as far as
Beth Shittah toward Zererah, as far as the border of AbelMeholah, by Tabbath. ...
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Concordance
Abel-meholah (3 Occurrences)

Judges 7:22
And they blew the three hundred trumpets, and Jehovah set every man's sword against his fellow, and against all the host; and the host fled as far as Beth-shittah toward Zererah, as far as the border of Abel-meholah, by Tabbath.
(ASV BBE JPS WBS YLT NAS)

1 Kings 4:12
Baana the son of Ahilud, in Taanach and Megiddo, and all Beth-shean which is beside Zarethan, beneath Jezreel, from Beth-shean to Abel-meholah, as far as beyond Jokmeam;
(ASV BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT NAS)

1 Kings 19:16
and Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel; and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.
(ASV BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT NAS)

Subtopics

Abel-Meholah

Abel-Meholah: A City Near the Jordan

Abel-Meholah: Elisha's Birthplace

Related Terms

Abel-meholah (3 Occurrences)

Meholah (4 Occurrences)

A'bel-Meho'lah (3 Occurrences)

Tabbath (1 Occurrence)

Abel (22 Occurrences)

Elisha (70 Occurrences)

Beth (115 Occurrences)

Zererah (1 Occurrence)

Zeredah (4 Occurrences)

Zartanah (1 Occurrence)

Zererath (1 Occurrence)

Zarethan (4 Occurrences)

Zaretan (3 Occurrences)

Nimshi (5 Occurrences)

Jokneam (5 Occurrences)

Jokmeam (2 Occurrences)

Jok'meam (1 Occurrence)

Jizreel (30 Occurrences)

Fleeth (54 Occurrences)

Tirzah (17 Occurrences)

Ta'anach (6 Occurrences)

Eli'sha (52 Occurrences)

Merab (4 Occurrences)

Meadow (8 Occurrences)

Megid'do (12 Occurrences)

Pertained (18 Occurrences)

Ben-ahilud (1 Occurrence)

Bethshittah (1 Occurrence)

Baana (3 Occurrences)

Bethshean (5 Occurrences)

Beth-she'an (5 Occurrences)

Ba'ana (3 Occurrences)

Beth-shittah (1 Occurrence)

Companion (44 Occurrences)

Ahilud (5 Occurrences)

A'bel-Ma'im (1 Occurrence)

Ahi'lud (5 Occurrences)

Taanach (7 Occurrences)

Shittah (2 Occurrences)

Swords (50 Occurrences)

Shean (5 Occurrences)

Shaphat (8 Occurrences)

Shan (8 Occurrences)

Beth-shean (5 Occurrences)

Blew (37 Occurrences)

Below (52 Occurrences)

Succeed (47 Occurrences)

Megiddo (13 Occurrences)

Beneath (73 Occurrences)

Sounded (66 Occurrences)

Setteth (116 Occurrences)

Jezreel (37 Occurrences)

Stead (117 Occurrences)

Note (129 Occurrences)

Games (2 Occurrences)

Direction (128 Occurrences)

Fled (181 Occurrences)

Trumpets (52 Occurrences)

Anoint (59 Occurrences)

Horns (104 Occurrences)

Jehu (63 Occurrences)

Blow (124 Occurrences)

Meholathite (2 Occurrences)

Flight (325 Occurrences)

Room (174 Occurrences)

Edge (150 Occurrences)

Sword (427 Occurrences)

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