Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("the plain of the dance".) The birthplace of Elisha, where he was found at his plow by Elijah returning up the Jordan valley from Horeb (1 Kings 19:16). N. of the Jordan valley, S. of Bethshean (Scythopolis) (1 Kings 4:12). To its neighborhood fled the Midianites routed by Gideon (Judges 7:22). It pertained to the half tribe of Manasseh.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(ay' behl-meh hoh' lah) Place name meaning, “brook of the round dancing.” A border town or towns whose location(s) is uncertain. Gideon fought the Midianites in the territory of Issachar west of the Jordan (Judges 7:22 ). Solomon places Abel-meholah in a district including Taanach, Megiddo, and Beth-shean (1 Kings 4:12 ). This was Elisha's home (1 Kings 19:16 ).
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Mourning of sickness
Easton's Bible Dictionary
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.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
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.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
The mourning of sickness. (Judges 7:22.)
People's Dictionary of the Bible
Abel-Meholah (â'bel-me-hô'lah), meadow of the dance. Judges 7:22. A town in the plain of Jordan, distinguished as the home of Elisha. 1 Kings 4:12; 1 Kings 19:16.
Meholathite - (mih hoh luh thite) Title meaning inhabitant of Abel-meholah, given to Adriel, Saul's son-in-law (1 Samuel 18:19 ; 2 Samuel 21:8 ). Abel-meholah is located in Gilead about 14 miles southeast of Beth-Shean
Meholathite - Probably an inhabitant of Abel-meholah (wh
Beth-Shittah - In the vicinity of Abel-meholah
Abel-Meholah - Abel-meholah (â'bel-me-hô'lah), meadow of the dance
Meholathite - The name signifies 'a man of Meholah,' which may refer to Abel-meholah, the birth-place of Elisha
Abel-Meholah - Solomon places Abel-meholah in a district including Taanach, Megiddo, and Beth-shean (1 Kings 4:12 )
Abel-Meholah - Abel-meholah (‘meadow of the dance or circle’)
Elisha - He was a native of Abel-meholah, where he was at work ploughing when Elijah called him to become a prophet, 1 Kings 19:16
Bethshean - One of Solomon's commissariat districts was named from it, extending thence to Abel-meholah (1 Kings 4:12)
Plains - It occurs in the names of Abel-maim Abel-meholah, Abel-shittim and is rendered "plain" in ( Judges 11:33 ) --"plain of vineyards
Abel - This word enters into the composition of the following five entries: Abel-beth-maachah , Abel-cheramim , Abel-meholah , Abel-mizraim and Abel-shittim
Elisha - He is first mentioned as the son of Shaphat, the agriculturist of Abel-meholah in the valley of the Jordan
Elisha - Shaphat, Elisha's father, was growing old, and Elisha would soon have inherited the rich meadow he was then working in; but, in a moment, all that was for ever changed; and Shaphat may now cast his husbandman's mantle over what young farmer he will; his son Elisha is henceforth dead to all that Abel-meholah has to hold out to him. All the time that Elijah was repining and meditating death under the juniper tree, God was preparing the young ploughman of Abel-meholah to wear Elijah's mantle, and to carry forward Elijah's work. Elisha was a gentle, homely, kindly lowland minister; as unlike Elijah as the green meadows of Abel-meholah were unlike the savage solitudes of mountainous Gilead
Elisha - God his salvation, the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah, who became the attendant and disciple of Elijah (1 Kings 19:16-19 )
Elisha - Israelite prophet, son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah (1 Kings 19:16 )
Elisha - Elisha was a native of Abel-meholah, which was situated in the Jordan valley 10 Roman miles from Scythopolis, probably on the site of the modern ‘Ain Helweh
Elisha - Son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah
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