Abel-meholah: Meadow of dancing, or the dancing-meadow, the birth-place and
residence of the prophet Elisha, not far from Beth-shean
(1 Kings 4:12) in
the tribe of Issachar, near where the Wady el-Maleh emerges into the
valley of the Jordan, "the rich meadow-land which extends about 4
miles south of Beth-shean; moist and luxuriant." Here Elisha was
found at his plough by Elijah on his return up the Jordan valley from
Horeb (1 Kings 19:16) It is now called 'Ain Helweh.