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ABEL-MEHOLAH (‘meadow of the dance or circle’). A place in the Jordan valley, the limit of Gideon’s pursuit of the Midianites ( Judges 7:22 ); in the administrative district of Taanach and Megiddo under Solomon ( 1 Kings 4:12 ); the native place of Adriel, husband of Merab, Saul’s daughter ( 1 Samuel 18:19 ), and of Elisha ( 1 Kings 19:16 ). The suggested identifications are uncertain. See Moore’s Judges , p. 212.

R. A. S. Macalister.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Abel-Meholah'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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