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Concordances
• Nave's Topical Bible
» Abel
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» Abel-meholah
» Abel-mizraim
» Abel-shittim
Dictionaries
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
» Abel
» Abel-beth-maachah
» Abel-cheramim
» Abel-meholah
» Abel-mizraim
» Abel-shittim
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
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» Abel the Great
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• Smith's Bible Dictionary
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» Abel
» Abel, Stone of
Encyclopedias
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» Abel (1)
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» Abel-Beth-Maacah
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Lexicons
Greek - Abel
Hebrew - Abelmaim, Abel-maim
Hebrew - Abel-keramim
Hebrew - Abelmizraim, Abel-mizraim
Hebrew - Abelshittim, Abel-shittim
Hebrew - Abelbethmaachah, Abel, Abel-beth-maacah
Hebrew - Abelmeholah, Abel-meholah
Hebrew - Abel
Hebrew - Abel
ABEL

1. The second son of Adam and Eve. He became a shepherd, and offered to God a sacrifice from his flocks, at the same time that Cain his brother offered the fruits of the earth. God had respect to Abel’s sacrifice, and not to Cain’s; hence Cain in anger killed Abel, Genesis 4:1-26. It was "by faith" that Abel offered a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain; that is, his heart was right towards God, and he worshipped Him in trustful obedience to the divine directions. His offering, made by the shedding of blood, was that of a penitent sinner confiding in the atonement ordained of God; and it was accepted, "God testifying of his gifts," probably by fire from heaven; "by which he obtained witness that he was righteous," that is, justified, Hebrews 11:4. "The blood of Abel" called from the ground for vengeance, Genesis 4:10; but the blood of Christ claims forgiveness and salvation for his people, Hebrews 12:24 1 John 1:7

2. Abel is also a prefix in the names of several towns. In such cases it signifies a grassy place or meadow.


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These dictionary topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information
Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'ABEL'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/ats/view.cgi?number=T10>. 1859.

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