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 Horeb ( 1 Kings 19:16 ). It is now called 'Ain Helweh.
mourning of sickness
(meadow of the dance ), in the northern pat of the Jordan valley, ( 1 Kings 4:12 ) to which the routed Bedouin host fled from Gideon, ( Judges 7:22 ) Here Elisha was found at his plough by Elijah returning up the valley from Horeb. ( 1 Kings 19:16-19 )