Abez

A'bez (Heb. E'bets, אֶבֶוֹ, in pause אָבֶוֹ A 'bets, lustre, and hence, perhaps, tin; Sept. 'Αεμές, Vulg. Abes), a town in the tribe of Issachar, apparently near the border, mentioned between Kishion and Remeth (Jos 19:20). It is probably the Abesap (Α᾿βέσαρος) mentioned by Josephus (Ant. 6:13, 8) as the native city of the wife whom David had married prior to Abigail and after his deprival of Michal; possibly referring to Ahinoam the Jezreelitess (1Sa 25:43), as if she had been so called as having resided in some town of the valley of Esdraelon. According to Schwarz (Palest. p. 167), "it is probably the village of Kunebiz, called also Karm en-Abiz, which lies three English miles west-south-west from Iksal;" meaning the Khuneifis or Ukhneifis of Robinson (Researches, 3, 167, 218), which is in the general locality indicated by the associated names.

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