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Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Abel (2)

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ā´bel (, אבל 'ābhēl , "meadow"): A word used in several compound names of places. It appears by itself as the name of a city concerned in the rebellion of Sheba (2 Samuel 20:14 ; compare 1 Samuel 6:18 ), though it is there probably an abridgment of the name Abel-beth-maacah. In 1 Samuel 6:18 , where the Hebrew has "the great meadow," and the Greek "the great stone," the King James Version translates "the great stone of Abel.»

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Abel (2)'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/a/abel-2.html. 1915.


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