International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Abel-meholah is also mentioned in connection with the jurisdiction of Baana, one of Solomon's twelve commissary officers (1 Kings 4:12 ) as below Jezreel, with Beth-shean and Zarethan in the same list.
Jerome and Eusebius speak of Abel-meholah as a tract of country and a town in the Jordan valley, about ten Roman miles South of Beth-shean. At just that point the name seems to be perpetuated in that of the Wady Malib, and Abel-meholah is commonly located near where that Wady, or the neighboring Wady Helweh, comes down into the Jordan valley.
Presumably Adriel the Meholathite (1 Samuel 18:19 ; 2 Samuel 21:8 ) was a resident of Abel-meholah.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Abel-Meholah'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. http://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/a/abel-meholah.html. 1915.