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Abez (Hebrew: אבץ‎‎, meaning "tin", "white",[1] or alternatively "academic"[citation needed]) was a town in the allotment of the tribe of Issachar (Joshua 19:20), at the north of the Jezreel Valley, or plain of Esdraelon. It is probably identified with the ruins of el-Beida.[2]


  1. ^ The proposed meanings "tin" and "white" appear in Easton's Bible Dictionary, "Abez."
  2. ^ "Probably the ruin el-Beida, 'white,' at the north limit of the Plain of Esdraelon." A handbook to the Bible, by F.R. and C.R. Conder. 1879. p. 401.