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Abilene

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

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The name of a district of country on the eastern declivity of Anti-Lebanon, from twelve to twenty miles north-west of Damascus, towards Heliopolis, or Baalbek; so called from the city of ABILA, and also called Abilene of Lysanias, to distinguish it from others. This territory, in the fifteenth year of Tiberius emperor of Rome, was governed as a tetrarchate by a certain Lysanias, Luke 3:1 .

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Abilene'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ats/​a/abilene.html. 1859.
 
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