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 (
ABEL-MIZRAIM ā’ bəl mĭz’ rĭ əm (אָבֵ֣ל מִצְרַ֔יִם, meadow of Egypt). An unidentified site where the funeral cortège of Jacob stopped on its way to Hebron for a special seven days of mourning according to
B. Gemmser, “Be eber Hajjarden: In Jordan’s Borderland,” VT II (1953), 349-355; G. T. Manley, The Book of the Law (1957), 48-50.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
A name given to "the threshing floor of Atad," East of the Jordan and North of the Dead Sea, because Joseph and his funeral party from Egypt there held their mourning over Jacob (
It is remarkable that the funeral should have taken this circuitous route, instead of going directly from Egypt to Hebron. Possibly a reason may be found as we obtain additional details in Egyptian history. The explanations which consist in changing the text, or in substituting the North Arabian Mutsri for Mitsrayim, are unsatisfactory. Willis J. Beecher