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Abel (22 Occurrences)

Matthew 23:35 that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zachariah son of Barachiah, whom you killed between the sanctuary and the altar. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 11:51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zachariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary.' Yes, I tell you, it will be required of this generation. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Hebrews 11:4 By faith, Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he had testimony given to him that he was righteous, God testifying with respect to his gifts; and through it he, being dead, still speaks. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Hebrews 12:24 to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better than that of Abel. (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 4:2 Again she gave birth, to Cain's brother Abel. Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 4:4 Abel also brought some of the firstborn of his flock and of its fat. Yahweh respected Abel and his offering, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 4:8 Cain said to Abel, his brother, "Let's go into the field." It happened when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel, his brother, and killed him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 4:9 Yahweh said to Cain, "Where is Abel, your brother?" He said, "I don't know. Am I my brother's keeper?" (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 4:25 Adam knew his wife again. She gave birth to a son, and named him Seth, "for God has appointed me another child instead of Abel, for Cain killed him." (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 50:11 When the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, "This is a grievous mourning by the Egyptians." Therefore, its name was called Abel Mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

Numbers 33:49 They encamped by the Jordan, from Beth Jeshimoth even to Abel Shittim in the plains of Moab. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 7:22 They blew the three hundred trumpets, and Yahweh set every man's sword against his fellow, and against all the army; and the army fled as far as Beth Shittah toward Zererah, as far as the border of Abel Meholah, by Tabbath. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 11:33 He struck them from Aroer until you come to Minnith, even twenty cities, and to Abelcheramim, with a very great slaughter. So the children of Ammon were subdued before the children of Israel. (Root in WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 6:18 And the golden mice, according to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five lords, both of fenced cities, and of country villages, even unto the great stone of Abel, whereon they set down the ark of the LORD: which stone remaineth unto this day in the field of Joshua, the Bethshemite. (KJV JPS DBY WBS)

2 Samuel 20:14 He went through all the tribes of Israel to Abel, and to Beth Maacah, and all the Berites: and they were gathered together, and went also after him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 20:15 They came and besieged him in Abel of Beth Maacah, and they cast up a mound against the city, and it stood against the rampart; and all the people who were with Joab battered the wall, to throw it down. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 20:18 Then she spoke, saying, "They were used to say in old times, "They shall surely ask counsel at Abel; and so they settled it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Kings 4:12 Baana the son of Ahilud, in Taanach and Megiddo, and all Beth Shean which is beside Zarethan, beneath Jezreel, from Beth Shean to Abel Meholah, as far as beyond Jokmeam; (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 15:20 Ben Hadad listened to king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel, and struck Ijon, and Dan, and Abel Beth Maacah, and all Chinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 19:16 You shall anoint Jehu the son of Nimshi to be king over Israel; and you shall anoint Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel Meholah to be prophet in your place. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Kings 15:29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglath Pileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abel Beth Maacah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali; and he carried them captive to Assyria. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 16:4 Ben Hadad listened to king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel; and they struck Ijon, and Dan, and Abel Maim, and all the storage cities of Naphtali. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Abel (22 Occurrences)
... Cain, as a husbandman, offered the fruits of the field; Abel, as a shepherd,
of the firstlings of his flock. "The Lord had respect ...
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Abel-meholah (3 Occurrences)
Abel-meholah. << Abelmeholah, Abel-meholah. A'bel-Meho'lah >>. Easton's Bible
Dictionary ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ABEL-MEHOLAH. ...
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Abel-shittim (1 Occurrence)
Abel-shittim. << Abelshittim, Abel-shittim. Abez >>. Easton's Bible Dictionary ...
25:1; 31:16). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ABEL-SHITTIM. ...
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Abel's (2 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Abel's (2 Occurrences). ... (BBE). Genesis 4:4 And Abel gave
an offering of the young lambs of his flock and of their fat. ...
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Abel-maim (1 Occurrence)
Abel-maim. << Abelmaim, Abel-maim. A'bel-Ma'im >>. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ABEL-MAIM. a'-bel-ma'-im ('abhel mayim, "meadow of water"). ...
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Abel-keramim (1 Occurrence)
Abel-keramim. << Abelkeramim, Abel-keramim. Abelmaim >>. Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia ABEL-CHERAMIM. a'-bel-ker'-a-mim ('abhel ...
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Abel-mizraim (1 Occurrence)
Abel-mizraim. << Abelmizraim, Abel-mizraim. A'bel-Mizraim >>. Easton's Bible Dictionary ...
Its site is unknown. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ABEL-MIZRAIM. ...
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Abel-cheramim (1 Occurrence)
Abel-cheramim. << Abelcheramim, Abel-cheramim. Abelkeramim >>. Easton's Bible
Dictionary ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ABEL-CHERAMIM. ...
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Mehet'abel (2 Occurrences)
Mehet'abel. << Mehetabel, Mehet'abel. Mehida >>. Multi-Version
Concordance Mehet'abel (2 Occurrences). Genesis 36:39 And ...
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Meshez'abel (3 Occurrences)
Meshez'abel. << Meshezabel, Meshez'abel. Meshillemith >>. Multi-Version
Concordance Meshez'abel (3 Occurrences). Nehemiah ...
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6. Habel -- Abel, a son of Adam
... Abel, a son of Adam. Part of Speech: Proper Noun, Indeclinable Transliteration:
Habel Phonetic Spelling: (ab'-el) Short Definition: Abel Definition: Abel ...
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9. Abilene -- Abilene, territory northwest of Damascus
... Abilene. Of foreign origin (compare 'abel); Abilene, a region of Syria -- Abilene.
see HEBREW 'abel. (abilenes) -- 1 Occurrence. << 8, 9. Abilene. 10 >>. ...
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2535. Kain -- Cain, a son of Adam
... Noun, Indeclinable Transliteration: Kain Phonetic Spelling: (kah'-in) Short Definition:
Cain Definition: (Hebrew), Cain, son of Adam and Eve and brother of Abel ...
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Hitchcock's Bible Names

a city; mourning

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(i.e., breath, vapor, transitoriness , probably so called from the shortness of his life), the second son of Adam, murdered by his brother Cain, (Genesis 4:1-16) he was a keeper or feeder of sheep. Our Lord spoke of Abel as the first martyr, (Matthew 23:35) so did the early Church subsequently. The traditional site of his murder and his grave are pointed out near Damascus.

ATS Bible Dictionary

1. The second son of Adam and Eve. He became a shepherd, and offered to God a sacrifice from his flocks, at the same time that Cain his brother offered the fruits of the earth. God had respect to Abel's sacrifice, and not to Cain's; hence Cain in anger killed Abel, Genesis 4:1-26. It was "by faith" that Abel offered a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain; that is, his heart was right towards God, and he worshipped Him in trustful obedience to the divine directions. His offering, made by the shedding of blood, was that of a penitent sinner confiding in the atonement ordained of God; and it was accepted, "God testifying of his gifts," probably by fire from heaven; "by which he obtained witness that he was righteous," that is, justified, Hebrews 11:4. "The blood of Abel" called from the ground for vengeance, Genesis 4:10; but the blood of Christ claims forgiveness and salvation for his people, Hebrews 12:24 1 John 1:7

2. Abel is also a prefix in the names of several towns. In such cases it signifies a grassy place or meadow.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ABEL (1)

a'-bel (hebhel; Abel; Westcott and Hort, The New Testament in Greek Habel; etymology uncertain. Some translation "a breath," "vapor," "transitoriness," which are suggestive of his brief existence and tragic end; others take it to be a variant of Jabal, yabhal, "shepherd" or "herdman," Genesis 4:20. Compare Assyrian ablu and Babylonian abil, "son"): The second son of Adam and Eve. The absence of the verb harah (Genesis 4:2; compare Genesis 4:1) has been taken to imply, perhaps truly, that Cain and Abel were twins.

1. A Shepherd:

"Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground," thus representing the two fundamental pursuits of civilized life, the two earliest subdivisions of the human race. On the Hebrew tradition of the superiority of the pastoral over agricultural and city life, see The Expositor T, V, 351. The narrative may possibly bear witness to the primitive idea that pastoral life was more pleasing to Yahweh than husbandry.

2. A Worshipper:

"In process of time," the two brothers came in a solemn manner to sacrifice unto Yahweh, in order to express their gratitude to Him whose tenants they were in the land (Genesis 4:3, 4. See SACRIFICE).

How Yahweh signified His acceptance of the one offering and rejection of the other, we are not told. That it was due to the difference in the material of the sacrifice or in their manner of offering was probably the belief among the early Israelites, who regarded animal offerings as superior to cereal offerings. Both kinds, however, were fully in accord with Hebrew law and custom. It has been suggested that the Septuagint rendering of Genesis 4:7 makes Cain's offense a ritual one, the offering not being "correctly" made or rightly divided, and hence rejected as irregular. "If thou makest a proper offering, but dost not cut in pieces rightly, art thou not in fault? Be still!" The Septuagint evidently took the rebuke to turn upon Cain's neglect to prepare his offering according to strict ceremonial requirements. dieles (Septuagint in the place cited.), however, implies nathach (nattach), and would only apply to animal sacrifices. Compare Exodus 29:17 Leviticus 8:20 Judges 19:29 1 Kings 18:23; and see COUCH.

3. A Righteous Man:

The true reason for the Divine preference is doubtless to be found in the disposition of the brothers (see CAIN). Well-doing consisted not in the outward offering (Genesis 4:7) but in the right state of mind and feeling. The acceptability depends on the inner motives and moral characters of the offerers. "By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent (abundant, pleiona) sacrifice than Cain" (Hebrews 11:4). The "more abundant sacrifice," Westcott thinks, "suggests the deeper gratitude of Abel, and shows a fuller sense of the claims of God" to the best. Cain's "works (the collective expression of his inner life) were evil, and his brother's righteous" (1 John 3:12). "It would be an outrage if the gods looked to gifts and sacrifices and not to the soul" (Alcibiades II.149E.150A). Cain's heart was no longer pure; it had a criminal propensity, springing from envy and jealousy, which rendered both his offering and person unacceptable. His evil works and hatred of his brother culminated in the act of murder, specifically evoked by the opposite character of Abel's works and the acceptance of his offering. The evil man cannot endure the sight of goodness in another.

4. A Martyr:

Abel ranks as the first martyr (Matthew 23:35), whose blood cried for vengeance (Genesis 4:10; compare Revelation 6:9, 10) and brought despair (Genesis 4:13), whereas that of Jesus appeals to God for forgiveness and speaks peace (Hebrews 12:24) and is preferred before Abel's.

5. A Type:

The first two brothers in history stand as the types and representatives of the two main and enduring divisions of mankind, and bear witness to the absolute antithesis and eternal enmity between good and evil.

M. O. Evans

ABEL (2)

a'-bel ('abhel, "meadow"): A word used in several compound names of places. It appears by itself as the name of a city concerned in the rebellion of Sheba (2 Samuel 20:14; compare 1 Samuel 6:18), though it is there probably an abridgment of the name Abel-beth-maacah. In 1 Samuel 6:18, where the Hebrew has "the great meadow," and the Greek "the great stone," the King James Version translates "the great stone of Abel."

Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Hebrews Hebhel), a breath, or vanity, the second son of Adam and Eve. He was put to death by his brother Cain (Genesis 4:1-16). Guided by the instruction of their father, the two brothers were trained in the duty of worshipping God. "And in process of time" (marg. "at the end of days", i.e., on the Sabbath) each of them offered up to God of the first-fruits of his labours. Cain, as a husbandman, offered the fruits of the field; Abel, as a shepherd, of the firstlings of his flock. "The Lord had respect unto Abel and his offering; but unto Cain and his offering he had not respect" (Genesis 4:3-5). On this account Cain was angry with his brother, and formed the design of putting him to death; a design which he at length found an opportunity of carrying into effect (Genesis 4:8, 9. Comp. 1 John 3:12). There are several references to Abel in the New Testament. Our Saviour speaks of him as "righteous" (Matthew 23:35). "The blood of sprinkling" is said to speak "better things than that of Abel" (Hebrews 12:24); i.e., the blood of Jesus is the reality of which the blood of the offering made by Abel was only the type. The comparison here is between the sacrifice offered by Christ and that offered by Abel, and not between the blood of Christ calling for mercy and the blood of the murdered Abel calling for vengeance, as has sometimes been supposed. It is also said (Hebrews 11:4) that "Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain." This sacrifice was made "by faith;" this faith rested in God, not only as the Creator and the God of providence, but especially in God as the great Redeemer, whose sacrifice was typified by the sacrifices which, no doubt by the divine institution, were offered from the days of Adam downward. On account of that "faith" which looked forward to the great atoning sacrifice, Abel's offering was accepted of God. Cain's offering had no such reference, and therefore was rejected. Abel was the first martyr, as he was the first of our race to die.

Abel (Hebrews `abhel), lamentation (1 Samuel 6:18), the name given to the great stone in Joshua's field whereon the ark was "set down." The Revised Version, however, following the Targum and the LXX., reads in the Hebrew text 'ebhen (= a stone), and accordingly translates "unto the great stone, whereon they set down the ark." This reading is to be preferred.

Abel (Hebrews `abhel), a grassy place, a meadow. This word enters into the composition of the following words:

Strong's Hebrew
62. Abel Beth-maakah -- a city in Northern Israel
Abel Beth-maakah. << 61, 62. Abel Beth-maakah. 63 >>. a city in Northern
Israel. Transliteration: Abel Beth-maakah Phonetic Spelling ...
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65. Abel Mecholah -- Elisha's birthplace in Palestine
Abel Mecholah. << 64, 65. Abel Mecholah. 66 >>. Elisha's birthplace in Palestine.
Transliteration: Abel Mecholah Phonetic Spelling: (aw ...
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66. Abel Mayim -- "meadow of water"
Abel Mayim. << 65, 66. Abel Mayim. 67 >>. "meadow of water". Transliteration: Abel
Mayim Phonetic Spelling: (aw-bale' mah'-yim) Short Definition: Abel-maim. ...
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63. Abel Hashshittim -- a place in the lowlands of Moab
Abel Hashshittim. << 62, 63. Abel Hashshittim. 64 >>. a place in the lowlands
of Moab. Transliteration: Abel Hashshittim Phonetic Spelling ...
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67. Abel Mitsrayim -- "meadow of Egypt," a place East of the ...
Abel Mitsrayim. << 66, 67. Abel Mitsrayim. 68 >>. "meadow of Egypt," a place
East of the Jordan. Transliteration: Abel Mitsrayim Phonetic ...
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59. Abel -- "meadow," two places in Palestine
... << 58, 59. Abel. 60 >>. "meadow," two places in Palestine. Transliteration:
Abel Phonetic Spelling: (aw-bale') Short Definition: Abel. ...
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64. Abel Keramim -- a place in Ammon
Abel Keramim. << 63, 64. Abel Keramim. 65 >>. a place in Ammon. Transliteration:
Abel Keramim Phonetic Spelling: (aw-bale' ker-aw-meem ...
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58. abel -- "meadow," part of a place name
... << 57, 58. abel. 59 >>. "meadow," part of a place name. Transliteration: abel Phonetic
Spelling: (aw-bale') Short Definition: plain. ... << 57, 58. abel. 59 >>. ...
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4259. Mecholathi -- inhab. of Abel-meholah
... << 4258, 4259. Mecholathi. 4260 >>. inhab. of Abel-meholah. Transliteration: Mecholathi
Phonetic Spelling: (mekh-o-law-thee') Short Definition: Meholathite. ...
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57. abel -- mourning
... << 56, 57. abel. 58 >>. mourning. Transliteration: abel Phonetic Spelling: (aw-bale')
Short Definition: mourning. ... << 56, 57. abel. 58 >>. Strong's Numbers.
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Abel: A Stone

Abel: Son of Adam: Death of

Abel: Son of Adam--History of

Related Terms

Abel-meholah (3 Occurrences)

Abel-shittim (1 Occurrence)

Abel's (2 Occurrences)

Abel-maim (1 Occurrence)

Abel-keramim (1 Occurrence)

Abel-mizraim (1 Occurrence)

Abel-cheramim (1 Occurrence)

Mehet'abel (2 Occurrences)

Meshez'abel (3 Occurrences)

Abel-beth-maacah (2 Occurrences)

Abel-beth-maachah (2 Occurrences)


Meadow (8 Occurrences)

Abelmeholah (3 Occurrences)

Abelshittim (1 Occurrence)

Cain (18 Occurrences)

Ijon (3 Occurrences)

Seth (9 Occurrences)

Slew (206 Occurrences)

Flock (242 Occurrences)

Maacah (30 Occurrences)

Meholah (4 Occurrences)

Beth-jeshimoth (4 Occurrences)

A'bel-Meho'lah (3 Occurrences)

A'bel-Beth-Ma'acah (2 Occurrences)

Fat (150 Occurrences)

Keeper (72 Occurrences)

Abelbethmaachah (2 Occurrences)

Abelmizraim (1 Occurrence)

Atad (2 Occurrences)

Bare (250 Occurrences)

Shittim (34 Occurrences)

Killed (352 Occurrences)

Beth (115 Occurrences)

Zachariah (6 Occurrences)

Zechari'ah (51 Occurrences)

Janoah (3 Occurrences)

Lambs (107 Occurrences)

I'jon (2 Occurrences)

Feeding (37 Occurrences)

Firstlings (7 Occurrences)

Female (95 Occurrences)

Farmer (17 Occurrences)

Flocks (128 Occurrences)

Tabbath (1 Occurrence)

Tiller (3 Occurrences)

Respected (28 Occurrences)

Riseth (165 Occurrences)

Portions (49 Occurrences)

Bethjeshimoth (3 Occurrences)

Conquered (20 Occurrences)

Cain's (3 Occurrences)

A'bel-Mizraim (1 Occurrence)

Abelcheramim (1 Occurrence)


Abelmaim (1 Occurrence)

A'bel-Ma'im (1 Occurrence)

Addeth (44 Occurrences)

Slayeth (28 Occurrences)

Sheth (2 Occurrences)

Offering (850 Occurrences)

Excellent (52 Occurrences)

Agreed (31 Occurrences)

Soil (59 Occurrences)


Naph'tali (47 Occurrences)

Bore (221 Occurrences)

Talked (79 Occurrences)

Let's (74 Occurrences)

Worked (145 Occurrences)

Plain (113 Occurrences)

Speaketh (367 Occurrences)

Zacharias (11 Occurrences)

Ben-hadad (27 Occurrences)

Speaks (109 Occurrences)

Sheba (36 Occurrences)

Worship (332 Occurrences)

Favor (184 Occurrences)

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