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NAVE: Abel-Beth-Maachah
EBD: Abel-beth-maachah
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Abel-beth-maachah

mourning to the house of Maachah

Abel-beth-maachah [EBD]

meadow of the house of Maachah, a city in the north of Palestine, in the neighbourhood of Dan and Ijon, in the tribe of Naphtali. It was a place of considerable strength and importance. It is called a "mother in Israel", i.e., a metropolis (2 Sam. 20:19). It was besieged by Joab (2 Sam. 20:14), by Benhadad (1 Kings 15:20), and by Tiglath-pileser (2 Kings 15:29) about B.C. 734. It is elsewhere called Abel-maim, meadow of the waters, (2 Chr. 16:4). Its site is occupied by the modern Abil or Abil-el-kamh, on a rising ground to the east of the brook Derdarah, which flows through the plain of Huleh into the Jordan, about 6 miles to the west-north-west of Dan.

Abel-Beth-Maachah [NAVE]

ABEL-BETH-MAACHAH, called also Abel-maim. A city in the N. of Palestine. Sheba slain in, 2 Sam. 20:14-22.
Taken by Ben Hadad, 1 Kin. 15:20; 2 Chr. 16:4; by Tiglath, 2 Kin. 15:29.


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