Abel-meholah (Ay´buhl-mi-hoh´luh)

A settlement in the Jordan Valley south or southeast of Beth-shean. The name appears as a designation of one of the boundaries of Solomon’s fifth administrative district (1Kgs 4:12). Abel-meholah was one of the destinations of the Midianites fleeing from the hill of Moreh, where Gideon and his small band had routed them (Judg 7:22). God refers to Elisha as being of the same town when he tells Elijah to go and anoint him as his successor (1Kgs 19:16). Saul’s daughter, Merab, was married to a man from Abel-meholah: Adriel the Meholathite (2Sam 21:8).

1Kgs 4:12

12Baana son of Ahilud, in Taanach, Megiddo, and all Beth-shean, which is beside Zarethan below Jezreel, and from Beth-shean to Abel-meholah, as far as the other ... View more

Judg 7:22

22When they blew the three hundred trumpets, the Lord set every man's sword against his fellow and against all the army; and the army fled as far as Beth-shitta ... View more

1Kgs 19:16

16Also you shall anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel; and you shall anoint Elisha son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah as prophet in your place.

2Sam 21:8

8The king took the two sons of Rizpah daughter of Aiah, whom she bore to Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of Merab daughter of Saul, whom she bo ... View more

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