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Abel Mizraim

ABEL MIZRAIM (ā'bĕl mĭz'rā-ĭm, Heb. ’āvēl-mitsrayim, meadow or mourning of Egypt). A place east of the Jordan at which the funeral cortege of Jacob stopped to mourn for seven days before entering Canaan to bury the patriarch (Gen.50.11). It had been called the “threshing floor of Atad,” but the Canaanites now called it the “mourning of Egypt” or the “funeral from Egypt,” because the princes and chief men of Egypt, with their chariots and horsemen, took part in the funeral rites.