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ATS Bible Dictionary

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• Nave's Topical Bible
» Abel
» Abel-beth-maachah
» Abel-meholah
» Abel-mizraim
» Abel-shittim
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
» Abel
» Abel-beth-maachah
» Abel-cheramim
» Abel-meholah
» Abel-mizraim
» Abel-shittim
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
» Abel
» Abel the Great
» Abel-Beth-Maacha
» Abel-Carmaim
» Abel-Meholah
» Abel-Mizraim
» Abel-Shittim
• Hitchcock's Bible Names
» Abel
» Abel
» Abel-beth-maachah
» Abel-maim
» Abel-meholah
» Abel-mizraim
» Abel-shittim
• Smith's Bible Dictionary
» Abel
» Abel
» Abel, Stone of
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
» Abel (1)
» Abel (2)
» Abel-Beth-Maacah
» Abel-Cheramim
» Abel-Maim
» Abel-Meholah
» Abel-Mizraim
» Abel-Shittim
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

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.

Copyright Statement
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".
<>. 1859.


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