Abel-meholah


Abel-meholah
   Meadow of dancing, or the dancing-meadow, the birth-place and residence of the prophet Elisha, not far from Beth-shean (1 Kings 4:12), in the tribe of Issachar, near where the Wady el-Maleh emerges into the valley of the Jordan, "the rich meadow-land which extends about 4 miles south of Beth-shean; moist and luxuriant." Here Elisha was found at his plough by Elijah on his return up the Jordan valley from Horeb (1 Kings 19:16). It is now called Ain Helweh.

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Abel-meholah — (trans. meadow of dancing , or the dancing meadow ) was the birthplace and residence of the prophet Elisha. It is located near where the Wady el Maleh merges into the Jordan River, south of Bethshean. Here Elisha was found at his plough by Elijah …   Wikipedia

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  • Shaphat — of Abel meholah: a character in the Bible, father of Elisha and son of Adlai.And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.And it… …   Wikipedia