(land of meadows ), (Luke 3:1) a city situated on the eastern slope of Antilibanus, in a district fertilized by the river Barada (Abana). The city was 18 miles from Damascus, and stood in a remarkable gorge called Suk Wady Barada .
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Bibliography Information Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Abile’ne'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". <http://classic.studylight.org/dic/sbd/view.cgi?number=T44>. 1901.