Abel-mizraim

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Abel-mizraim (the "meadow of Egypt", or "mourning of Egypt")[1] is a place "beyond," or west, of the Jordan river, at the "threshing-floor of Atad." Here the Egyptians mourned seven days for Jacob (Genesis 50:4-11). Its exact site is unknown.[2]

The name Abel-mizraim is only mentioned once in the Hebrew Bible.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Meadow of Egypt, would come from Abel (Meadow) and Mizraim (Egypt). "Mourning of Egypt" would come from Ebel (Mourning).
  2. ^ Aaron Demsky (1993). Marc Zvi Brettler; Michael A. Fishbane, eds. "The Route of Jacob's Funeral Cortege and the Problem of 'Eber Hayyarden," Minhah Le-Nahum: Biblical and Other Studies Presented to Nahum M. Sarna in Honour of His 70th Birthday. A&C Black. pp. 55–56. ISBN 978-1-85075-419-0. 
  3. ^ Aaron Demsky (1993). Marc Zvi Brettler; Michael A. Fishbane, eds. "The Route of Jacob's Funeral Cortege and the Problem of 'Eber Hayyarden," Minhah Le-Nahum: Biblical and Other Studies Presented to Nahum M. Sarna in Honour of His 70th Birthday. A&C Black. p. 55. ISBN 978-1-85075-419-0. 
Attribution

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). "Abel-mizraim". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.