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Abel (1)Abel-Beth-Maacah
 
ABEL (2)

a'-bel ('abhel, "meadow"):

A word used in several compound names of places. It appears by itself as the name of a city concerned in the rebellion of Sheba (2 Samuel 20:14; compare 1 Samuel 6:18), though it is there probably an abridgment of the name Abel-beth-maacah. In 1 Samuel 6:18, where the Hebrew has "the great meadow," and the Greek "the great stone," the King James Version translates "the great stone of Abel."


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ABEL (2)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". <http://classic.studylight.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T27>. 1915.

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