buckthorn, a place where Joseph and his brethren, when on their way from Egypt to Hebron with the remains of their father Jacob, made for seven days a "great and very sore lamentation." On this account the Canaanites called it "Abel-mizraim" ( Genesis 50:10 Genesis 50:11 ). It was probably near Hebron. The word is rendered "bramble" in Judges 9:14 Judges 9:15 , and "thorns" in Psalms 58:9 .
(thorn ), The threshing-floor of, called also Abel-mizraim, ( Genesis 50:10 Genesis 50:11 ) afterwards called Beth-hogla, and known to have lain between the Jordan and Jericho, therefore on the west side of Jordan.