Abel-meholah

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Abel-meholah (Hebrew: אָבֵל מְחוֹלָה‎, Avel Mehola) 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 article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). "Abel-meholah". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.