Lectionary Calendar
Wednesday, July 17th, 2024
the Week of Proper 10 / Ordinary 15
Attention!
StudyLight.org has pledged to help build churches in Uganda. Help us with that pledge and support pastors in the heart of Africa.
Click here to join the effort!

Bible Encyclopedias
Abimael

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Search for…
or
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Prev Entry
Abillon, Andre D
Next Entry
Abimelech
Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

(Heb. Abimael', אֲבַימָאֵל , father of Mael; Sept. Ἀβιμαέλ, Ἀβιμιεήλ , Josephus Ἀβιμάηλος), one of the sons of Joktan in Arabia (Genesis 10:28; 1 Chronicles 1:22). B.C. post 2414. (See ARABIA). He was probably the father or founder of an Arabian tribe called Maal (מָאֵל, of unknown origin), a trace of which Bochart (Phaleg, 2:24) discovers in Theophrastus (Hist. Plant. 9:4), where the name Mali (Μάλι ) occurs as that of a spice-bearing region. Perhaps the same is indicated in Eratosthenes (ap. Strabo, 16:1112) and Eustathius (ad Dionys. Periegetes, p. 288, ed. Bernhardy) by the Mincei (Μειναῖ oi). So Diodorus Siculus (3, 42); but Ptolemy (6:7) distinguishes the Manitae (Μανῖται ) from these, and at the same time refers to a village called Manialia (Μάμαλα κώμη) on the shore of the Red Sea. Hence Schneider proposes to read Mamali (Μαμάλι) in the above passage of Theophrastus; perhaps we should rather read Mani (Μάνι ), a natural interchange of liquids; and then we may compare a place mentioned by Abulfeda (Arabia, ed. Gaguier, p. 3, 42), called Mlinay, 3 miles from Mecca (Michaelis, Spicileg. 2:179 sq.).

Bibliography Information
McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Abimael'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​a/abimael.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
 
adsfree-icon
Ads FreeProfile