meadow of the acacias, frequently called simply “Shittim” (Num. 25:1; Josh. 2:1; Micah 6:5), a place on the east of Jordan, in the plain of Moab, nearly opposite Jericho. It was the forty-second encampment of the Israelites, their last resting-place before they crossed the Jordan (Num. 33:49; 22:1; 26:3; 31:12; comp. 25:1; 31:16).
abel-mizraim meadow of Egypt, or mourning of Egypt, a place “beyond,” i.e., on the west of Jordan, at the “threshing-floor of Atad.” Here the Egyptians mourned seventy days for Jacob (Gen. 50:4-11). Its site is unknown.
Pierre [pee-air;; French pyer] /piˈɛər;; French pyɛr/ (Show IPA), (Peter Abelard) 1079–1142, French scholastic philosopher, teacher, and theologian. His love affair with Heloïse is one of the famous romances in history. Historical Examples abelard was proud and ambitious, and the highest prizes of an ecclesiastical and scholastic career seemed within his grasp. The Story of […]
the white poplar tree, Populus alba. Historical Examples The abele is more common in Scotland than in England, and many large trees might be mentioned in the North. Trees. A Woodland Notebook Herbert Maxwell I ought to add, that there is a “tramelogedia” of Alfieri, called “abele.” The Works of Lord Byron Lord Byron The […]
any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Abelia, of the honeysuckle family, having clusters of small white or pink flowers.