Name of several places distinguished by additional words:
(1) Abel-Beth-Maacha (meadow of the house, or family, of Maacha). In the Vulgate also "Abeldomus and Maacha," "Abeldomus Mancha", "Abela and Maacha"; identical with Abel-Maim (meadow of water), 2 Chronicles 16:4. It was a city in Upper Galilee, a little west of Dan. — 2 Samuel 20:14-19; 1 Kings 15:20; 2 Kings 15:29; 2 Chronicles 16:4.
(6) The great Abel in 1 Samuel 6:18, is a misreading for the great ebhen (stone).
Vigouroux, in Dict. de la Bible (Paris, 1895) HAGEN, Lex. Bibl. (Paris, 1905); HOLZAMMER, in Kirchenlex. (Freiburg, 1882); CONDER, in Dict. of the Bible (New York, 1903).
APA citation. (1907). Abel. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01036a.htm
MLA citation. "Abel." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01036a.htm>.
Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. March 1, 1907. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.
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