James Hastings Dictionary of the Bible: Abel-Meholah

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James Hastings Dictionary of the Bible: Abel-Meholah


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ABEL-MEHOLAH (‘meadow of the dance or circle’).—A place in the Jordan valley, the limit of Gideon’s pursuit of the Midianites (Jdg_7:22); in the administrative district of Taanach and Megiddo under Solomon (1Ki_4:12); the native place of Adriel, husband of Merab, Saul’s daughter (1Sa_18:19), and of Elisha (1Ki_19:16). The suggested identifications are uncertain. See Moore’s Judges, p. 212.

R. A. S. Macalister.