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Abel-mizraim (Hebrew: אבל מצרים, ’Āḇêl-Mitsrayim,; the "meadow of Egypt", or "mourning of Egypt"), is place from the east of Jordan River; located in the threshing-floor of Atad.

Funeral cortège of Jacob[]

When Jacob died, he was buried in the "threshing floor of Atad" stopped on its way to Hebron for a special seven days of mourning[1].

Etymology[]

Obviously there is a pun here between ’ebel, “mourning” and ’abel “meadow.”

References[]

  1. Gen. 50:10-11 (Link)
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