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  1. In (Genesis 41:2,18) meadow appears to be an Egyptian term meaning some kind of flag or waterplant, as its use in (Job 8:11) (Authorized Version "flag") seems to show.
  2. In (Judges 20:33) the sense of the Hebrew word translated meadow is doubly uncertain. The most plausible interpretation is that of the Peshito-Syriac, which by a slight difference in the vowel-points makes the word mearah , "the cave."
Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1.) Hebrews ha'ahu (Genesis 41:2, 18), probably an Egyptain word transferred to the Hebrew; some kind of reed or water-plant. In the Revised Version it is rendered "reed-grass", i.e., the sedge or rank grass by the river side.

(2.) Hebrews ma'areh (Judges 20:33), pl., "meadows of Gibeah" (R.V., after the LXX., "Maareh-geba"). Some have adopted the rendering "after Gibeah had been left open." The Vulgate translates the word "from the west."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A tract of low or level land producing grass which is mown for hay; any field on which grass is grown for hay.

2. (n.) Low land covered with coarse grass or rank herbage near rives and in marshy places by the sea; as, the salt meadows near Newark Bay.

3. (a.) of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing, or living in, a meadow.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia


(1) `aroth, "the meadows (the King James Version "paper reeds") by the Nile" (Isaiah 19:7); ma`areh-gabha`, the King James Version "meadows of Gibeah," the Revised Version (British and American) "Maareh-geba," the Revised Version margin "the meadow of Geba, or Gibeah" (Judges 20:33); from `arah, "to be naked"; compare Arabic ariya, "to be naked," `ara'a', "a bare tract of land." `Aroth and ma`areh signify tracts bare of trees.

(2) 'achu, in Pharaoh's dream of the kine, the King James Version "meadow," the Revised Version (British and American) "reed grass" (Genesis 41:2, 18). 'Achu is found also in Job 8:11, the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) "flag," the Revised Version margin "reed-grass." According to Gesenius, achu is an Egyptian word denoting the vegetation of marshy ground.

(3) 'abhel keramim, "Abel-cheramim," the Revised Version margin "The meadow of vineyards," the King James Version "the plain (the King James Version margin, "Abel") of the vineyards" (Judges 11:33); "Abel-beth-maacah" (1 Kings 15:20 2 Kings 15:29; compare 2 Samuel 20:14, 15, 18); "Abel-shittim" (Numbers 33:49; compare Numbers 25:1 Joshua 2:1; Joshua 3:1 Judges 7:22 Joel 3:18 Micah 6:5); "Abel-meholah" (Judges 7:22 1 Kings 4:12; 1 Kings 19:16); "Abel-maim" (2 Chronicles 16:4); "Abel-mizraim" (Genesis 50:11); "stone," the King James Version "Abel," the Revised Version margin "Abel," that is "a meadow" (1 Samuel 6:18); compare Arabic 'abal, "green grass," and 'abalat, "unhealthy marshy ground," from wabal, "to rain."

Alfred Ely Day


(Judges 11:33).


Strong's Hebrew
2261. chabatstseleth -- meadow saffron or crocus
... chabatstseleth. 2262 . meadow saffron or crocus. Transliteration: chabatstseleth
Phonetic Spelling: (khab-ats-tseh'-leth) Short Definition: crocus. ...
/hebrew/2261.htm - 6k

66. Abel Mayim -- "meadow of water"
Abel Mayim. 65, 66. Abel Mayim. 67 . "meadow of water". Transliteration: Abel
Mayim Phonetic Spelling: (aw-bale' mah'-yim) Short Definition: Abel-maim. ...
/hebrew/66.htm - 6k

58. abel -- "meadow," part of a place name
... 57, 58. abel. 59 . "meadow," part of a place name. Transliteration:
abel Phonetic Spelling: (aw-bale') Short Definition: plain. ...
/hebrew/58.htm - 5k

67. Abel Mitsrayim -- "meadow of Egypt," a place East of the ...
... "meadow of Egypt," a place East of the Jordan. Transliteration: Abel Mitsrayim Phonetic
Spelling: (aw-bale' mits-rah'-yim) Short Definition: Abel-mizraim. ...
/hebrew/67.htm - 6k

59. Abel -- "meadow," two places in Palestine
... 58, 59. Abel. 60 . "meadow," two places in Palestine. Transliteration:
Abel Phonetic Spelling: (aw-bale') Short Definition: Abel. ...
/hebrew/59.htm - 6k

5116c. navah -- pasture, meadow
... 5116b, 5116c. navah. 5117 . pasture, meadow. Transliteration: navah Short
Definition: pastures. Word Origin from the same as naveh ...
/hebrew/5116c.htm - 5k

260. achu -- reeds, rushes
... flag, meadow. Of uncertain (perhaps Egyptian) derivation; a bulrush or any marshy
grass (particularly that along the Nile) -- flag, meadow. 259, 260. ...
/hebrew/260.htm - 6k

3733. kar -- basket-saddle
... From karar in the sense of plumpness; a ram (as full-grown and fat), including a
battering-ram (as butting); hence, a meadow (as for sheep); also a pad or ...
/hebrew/3733.htm - 6k

65. Abel Mecholah -- Elisha's birthplace in Palestine
... Abel-meholah. From 'abel and mchowlah; meadow of dancing; Abel-Mecholah, a place
in Palestine -- Abel-meholah. see HEBREW 'abel. see HEBREW mchowlah. 64, 65. ...
/hebrew/65.htm - 6k

62. Abel Beth-maakah -- a city in Northern Israel
... From 'abel and bayith and Ma'akah; meadow of Beth-Maakah; Abel of Beth-maakah, a
place in Palestine -- Abel-beth-maachah, Abel of Beth-maachah,. ...
/hebrew/62.htm - 6k


The House of the Green Meadow
... CHAPTER XLIV THE HOUSE OF THE GREEN MEADOW. THE five friends did not live
together after the manner of monks, for they had no rules ...
/.../ friends of god/chapter xliv the house of.htm

The Chariot of Fire
... from the mountain are very difficult to sift from the strange, wild, and senseless
legends which were preserved in the House of the Green Meadow, and called by ...
/.../bevan/three friends of god/chapter xlvi the chariot of.htm

The Angel of Death
... making in camp, of tremendous excitement, heightening of zeal and vast meetings
after nightfall, when he had withdrawn to a far-off meadow to sleep in the grass ...
// yoke/chapter xli the angel of.htm

Wesley Opposed by Mayor and Minister
... However, it is a borough townl Between twelve and one I began preaching in
a meadow, to a numerous congregation. While we were singing ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/wesley opposed by mayor and.htm

... neither be envious against the workers of iniquity" (ver.1). "For they shall soon
wither like the grass, and shall fade like the herbs of the meadow" (ver.2 ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm xxxvii.htm

Commendation of those who came to Hear after Taking a Meal. ...
... of animals,"in the sea, or on the land; of those that swim, and those that traverse
the air; the mountains, the forests, the groves; the meadow below, and ...
/.../chrysostom/on the priesthood/homily x commendation of those.htm

Of Removing Tithes.
... But where meadow grounds have paid tithe of hay the same year, they are not liable
to an agistment tithe for cattle depastured on the after crop.2 Gwill.613. ...
/.../prideaux/directions to church-wardens/8 of removing tithes.htm

Chapter l
... Therefore they called its name meadow ('abhel) of the Egyptians, which is
across the Jordan. ... "Mourning" is '??bhel;" meadow" is 'abhel. ...
// of genesis volume 1/chapter l.htm

The Preaching of Nature.
... where he can worship the Creator, and where ten thousand voices teach him to "look
through Nature up to Nature's God." When he stands in the meadow grass, or ...
/.../the life of duty a years plain sermons v 2/sermon l the preaching of.htm

Summer Song.
... her cleft the dove so shy, And seeks the woodland shadow; The nightingale with song
so rare Delights and fills the ev'ning air O'er mountain, vale, and meadow. ...
/...// gerhardts spiritual songs/summer song.htm

Meadow (8 Occurrences)
... 3. (a.) of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing,
or living in, a meadow. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MEADOW. ...
/m/meadow.htm - 12k

Abel-meholah (3 Occurrences)
...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 ...
/a/abel-meholah.htm - 10k

Abelmeholah (3 Occurrences)
...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 ...
/a/abelmeholah.htm - 9k

Abel (22 Occurrences)
... Abel (Hebrews `abhel), a grassy place, a meadow. ... MO Evans. ABEL (2). a'-bel ('abhel,
"meadow"): A word used in several compound names of places. ...
/a/abel.htm - 22k

Kine (24 Occurrences)
... (DBY). Genesis 41:2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favored
kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow. (KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT). ...
/k/kine.htm - 16k

Flag (30 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary (Hebrews, or rather Egyptian, ahu, Job 8:11), rendered
"meadow" in Genesis 41:2, 18; probably the Cyperus esculentus, a species of ...
/f/flag.htm - 18k

Fatfleshed (2 Occurrences)
... Fatfleshed (2 Occurrences). Genesis 41:2 And, behold, there came up out of the river
seven well favored kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow. (KJV). ...
/f/fatfleshed.htm - 6k

Favored (19 Occurrences)
... (KJV ASV WBS). Genesis 41:2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well
favored kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow. (KJV ASV WBS). ...
/f/favored.htm - 12k

... The Greek form of the Hebrew "Jezreel," the name of the great plain (called by the
natives Merj Ibn Amer; ie, "the meadow of the son of Amer") which stretches ...
/e/esdraelon.htm - 15k

Abel-beth-maachah (2 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Meadow of the house of Maachah, a city in the north of
Palestine, in the neighbourhood of Dan and Ijon, in the tribe of Naphtali. ...
/a/abel-beth-maachah.htm - 8k

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Meadow (8 Occurrences)

Genesis 41:2
And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favored kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow.

Genesis 41:18
And, behold, there came up out of the river seven kine, fatfleshed and well favored; and they fed in a meadow:

Judges 11:33
and he smiteth them from Aroer, and unto thy going in to Minnith, twenty cities, and unto the meadow of the vineyards -- a very great smiting; and the Bene-Ammon are humbled at the presence of the sons of Israel.

Judges 20:33
And all the men of Israel rose up out of their place, and put themselves in array at Baaltamar: and the liers in wait of Israel came forth out of their places, even out of the meadows of Gibeah.
(Root in KJV WBS YLT)

1 Samuel 6:18
and the golden mice -- the number of all the cities of the Philistines -- for the five princes, from the fenced city even unto the hamlet of the villages, even unto the great meadow on which they placed the ark of Jehovah -- 'are' unto this day in the field of Joshua the Beth-Shemeshite.

Isaiah 44:4
And they will come up like grass in a well-watered field, like water-plants by the streams.
(See NIV)

Hosea 4:16
For Israel has behaved extremely stubbornly, like a stubborn heifer. Then how will Yahweh feed them like a lamb in a meadow.

Hosea 9:13
I have seen Ephraim, like Tyre, planted in a pleasant place; but Ephraim will bring out his children to the murderer.
(See NAS)



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Abel-meholah (3 Occurrences)

Abelmeholah (3 Occurrences)

Abel (22 Occurrences)

Kine (24 Occurrences)

Flag (30 Occurrences)

Fatfleshed (2 Occurrences)

Favored (19 Occurrences)


Abel-beth-maachah (2 Occurrences)


Abelbethmaachah (2 Occurrences)

Abel-beth-maacah (2 Occurrences)

Abel-mizraim (1 Occurrence)

Abel-shittim (1 Occurrence)

Abelshittim (1 Occurrence)

Abelmizraim (1 Occurrence)

Plain (113 Occurrences)

Vineyards (55 Occurrences)

Upland (4 Occurrences)

Lay (524 Occurrences)

Greenness (4 Occurrences)

Ijon (3 Occurrences)

Reed (41 Occurrences)

Extremely (15 Occurrences)

Damascus (58 Occurrences)


Maareh-geba (1 Occurrence)

Mow (1 Occurrence)

Meadows (6 Occurrences)

Me (44537 Occurrences)

Mowing (1 Occurrence)

Peep (1 Occurrence)

Behaved (21 Occurrences)

Champaign (1 Occurrence)

Abel-maim (1 Occurrence)

Abelcheramim (1 Occurrence)

Abel-keramim (1 Occurrence)

Arrange (19 Occurrences)


Abelmaim (1 Occurrence)

Abel-cheramim (1 Occurrence)

Abanah (1 Occurrence)


Stubbornly (10 Occurrences)

Bene-ammon (44 Occurrences)

Gibeah (52 Occurrences)

Smiting (76 Occurrences)

Stubborn (40 Occurrences)

Smiteth (156 Occurrences)

Games (2 Occurrences)

Vale (20 Occurrences)

Hamlet (1 Occurrence)

Princes (324 Occurrences)

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Valley (187 Occurrences)

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