A'bel-miz'raim (Heb.Abel' Mitsra'yim, מַצרִיַם אָבֵל, meadow of 'Egypt; but which should probably be pointed אֵבֶל מַצרִיַם, E'bel Mistra'yim, mourning of the Egyptians, as in the former part of the same verse: and so appear to have read the Sept. πένθος Αἰγύπτου, and Vulg. Ploenctus Egypti), a place beyond (i.e. on the west bank of) the Jordan, occupied (perhaps subsequently) by the threshing-floor of Atad. where the Egyptians performed their seven days' mourning ceremonies over the embalmed body of Jacob prior to interment (Ge 1; Ge 11). SEE ATAD. Jerome (Onomast. Area Atad) places it between Jericho and the Jordan, at three Roman miles distance from the former and two from the latter, corresponding (Reland, Paloese. p. 522) to the later site of BETH-HOGLAH SEE BETH- HOGLAH (q.v.).

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