Abel-meholah

Abel-meholah [N] [H]

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.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Abel-meholah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Abel-meholah [N] [E]

mourning of sickness
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Abel-meholah'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Abel-meholah

(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 )


Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Abelmeholah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.