the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
Abel, the Great
Morrish Bible Dictionary
The A.V. has "the Great [stone of] Abel." 1 Samuel 6:18 . Delitzsch believes that this is not a proper name and that Abel is a mistake for eben, 'a stone,' the final n being put instead of l : and if so it would be simply "the great stone," which is also mentioned in verses 14 and 15. This is the rendering adopted by the LXX and the Targum.
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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Abel, the Great'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​mbd/​a/abel-the-great.html. 1897.