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.

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