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Abel-meholah (trans. meadow (Abel) of dancing (meholah), 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 on his return up the Jordan valley from Horeb (1 Kings 19:16). It is now called 'Ain Helweh.

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This entry incorporates text from the public domain Easton's Bible Dictionary, originally published in 1897.

Some or all of this article is forked from Wikipedia. The original article was at Abel-meholah. The list of authors can be seen in the page history.

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