Abel (meadow), name of several places distinguished by additional words:
(1) Abel-Beth-Maacha (meadow of the house, or family, of Maacha). In Vulgate also “Abeldomus and Maacha,” “Abeldomus Maacha”, “Abela and Maacha”; identical with Abel-Maim (meadow of water), II Par., xvi, 4. It was a city in Upper Galilee, a little west of Dan.—II K., xx. 14-19; III K., xv, 20; IV K., xv, 29; II Par., xvi, 4.
(5) Abelsatim, Settim, Setim, Hebr. abhel hashshittim (meadow of acacias) is a place in the plains of Moab. Num., xxv, 1; xxxiii, 49; xxxiv—xxxvi; Jos., ii, 1; iii, 1; Mich. vi, 5.
(6) The great Abel in I K., vi, 18, is a misreading for the great ebhen (stone).