Abel-meholah

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Abel-meholah (אָבֵל מְחוֹלָה, Avel Mehola) was a city mentioned repeatedly in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and best known for being the birthplace and residence of the prophet Elisha.wikipedia
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Elisha

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Abel-meholah (אָבֵל מְחוֹלָה, Avel Mehola) was a city mentioned repeatedly in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and best known for being the birthplace and residence of the prophet Elisha. 1 Kings 19:16 - Elijah, who had fled fearing Queen Jezebel's wrath, is ordered by the Lord at Mount Horeb to go back along the Jordan valley and "anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah" to succeed him as prophet.
Elisha was the son of Shaphat, a wealthy land-owner of Abel-meholah; he became the attendant and disciple of Elijah.

Mehola

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Two Israeli settlements in the area, Mehola and nearby Shadmot Mehola, are named after the biblical city.
It was named after the biblical city of Abel-meholah (1 Kings 19:16), which was located in the area.

Shadmot Mehola

Two Israeli settlements in the area, Mehola and nearby Shadmot Mehola, are named after the biblical city.
As Mehola itself it was named after the biblical city of Abel-meholah (1 Kings 19:16), which was located in the area.

Hebrew Bible

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Abel-meholah (אָבֵל מְחוֹלָה, Avel Mehola) was a city mentioned repeatedly in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and best known for being the birthplace and residence of the prophet Elisha.

Old Testament

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Abel-meholah (אָבֵל מְחוֹלָה, Avel Mehola) was a city mentioned repeatedly in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and best known for being the birthplace and residence of the prophet Elisha.

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It was located near the Jordan River south of Bethshean.

Beit She'an

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It was located near the Jordan River south of Bethshean.

Gideon

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Judges 7:22 - When Gideon defeated the Midianites, some of them fled "as far as the border of Abel Meholah".

Midian

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Judges 7:22 - When Gideon defeated the Midianites, some of them fled "as far as the border of Abel Meholah".

Elijah

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1 Kings 19:16 - Elijah, who had fled fearing Queen Jezebel's wrath, is ordered by the Lord at Mount Horeb to go back along the Jordan valley and "anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah" to succeed him as prophet.

Jezebel

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1 Kings 19:16 - Elijah, who had fled fearing Queen Jezebel's wrath, is ordered by the Lord at Mount Horeb to go back along the Jordan valley and "anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah" to succeed him as prophet.

Mount Horeb

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1 Kings 19:16 - Elijah, who had fled fearing Queen Jezebel's wrath, is ordered by the Lord at Mount Horeb to go back along the Jordan valley and "anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah" to succeed him as prophet.

Jordan Valley

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1 Kings 19:16 - Elijah, who had fled fearing Queen Jezebel's wrath, is ordered by the Lord at Mount Horeb to go back along the Jordan valley and "anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah" to succeed him as prophet.

Saul

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1 Samuel 18:19, 2 Samuel 21:8 - Adriel the Meholathite, the son-in-law of King Saul, was probably named after Abel-meholah.

Jerome

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Jerome and Eusebius refer to it as both a town and an area in the Jordan Valley, about ten Roman miles south of Bethshean.

Eusebius

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Jerome and Eusebius refer to it as both a town and an area in the Jordan Valley, about ten Roman miles south of Bethshean.

Epiphanius of Salamis

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Epiphanius of Salamis, mentioning the village, writes that in his day it was called Beth-meholah.

Claude Reignier Conder

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In the late nineteenth century explorers were trying to identify the exact mound, Conder stating with some confidence that the site "is now called 'Ain Helweh".

Tell (archaeology)

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Two tells in that general area, Tell Abu Sifri and Tell Abu Sus, are good candidates with the latter being more likely.

List of minor Old Testament figures, L–Z

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She was at length, however, married to Adriel of Abel-Meholah, a town in the Jordan valley, about 10 miles south of Bethshean (Beit She'an), with whom the house of Saul maintained an alliance.

Tel Rehov

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The association with the prophet is strenuous, based on the date of the ostracon (the second half of the ninth century), the rarity of the name, and the geographic vicinity of Elisha's biblical hometown, Abel-meholah; but the name reconstruction is disputed, and the presence of incense altars in the house of the find and throughout Tel Rehov is considered contrary to the teachings of biblical prophets.

Shaphat

Shaphat (Hebrew: שָׁפָט; Latin and Douay–Rheims Saphat) of Abel-meholah: a man in the Bible, father of Elisha and son of Adlai.