"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.

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Definition of Abilene:
"the father of mourning"