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People's Dictionary of the Bible
Abilene (ăb'i-lç'ne), from Abila, a small district of Palestine on the eastern slopes of Anti-Libanus, of which Abila on the river Barada was the capital. It was governed by Lysanias in the time of John the Baptist. Luke 3:1.
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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Abilene'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/a/abilene.html. 1893.