a city in ancient palestine, east of the jordan river: the home of elisha. judges 7:22; i kings 4:12; 19:16.
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 h-r-b (1 kings 19:16). it is now called ‘ain helweh.
abel-beth-maachah 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. it was a place of considerable strength and importance. it is called a “mother in israel”, i.e., a metropolis (2 sam. 20:19). it was besieged by joab (2 sam. […]
abel-cheramim (judg. 11:33, r.v.; a. v., “plain of the vineyards”), a village of the ammonites, whither jephthah pursued their forces.
abel-sh-ttim meadow of the acacias, frequently called simply “sh-ttim” (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.
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 […]