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(ay' behl-mihz' ray' ihm) Place name meaning either “brook of Egypt,” or if derived from a different Hebrew word with similar spelling, “mourning of the Egyptians.” Jacob's children mourned him there east of the Jordan (Genesis 50:11 ). In giving the name the Canaanites identified Jacob's sons as Egyptians.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Abel-Mizraim'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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