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A city of importance in the extreme North of Palestine in the lot of Naphtali or Manassth: it is mentioned with Ijon and Dan. In 2 Samuel 20:15 it is called 'Abel of BETH-MAACHAH' and the wisdom of its rulers was said to be proverbial, 2 Samuel 20:18 . It was here that Sheba took shelter from Joab, but was put to death by the inhabitants. It was taken with other cities by Benhadad, 1 Kings 15:20 , and subsequently by Tiglath-pileser, 2 Kings 15:29 , when its inhabitants were carried away captive to Assyria. It is called ABEL-MAIMin 2 Chronicles 16:4 . This has been identified with Abl, 33 15' N, 35 34' E.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Abelbethmaachah'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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