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Abilene

Abilene - a plain, a district lying on the east slope of the Anti-Lebanon range; so called from its chief town, Abila (Luke 3:1), which stood in the Suk Wady Barada, between Heliopolis (Baalbec) and Damascus, 38 miles from the former and 18 from the latter. Lysanias[?] was governor or tetrarch of this province.

From Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)


Abilene is also the name of several places in the United States of America:



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