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Metaphysical meaning of Abilene (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Abilene (mbd)
Abilene, ab-l-le'-ne (Gr.)--a plain; region of Abila; fr. Abila, land of meadows.

A rich, fertile Syrian district or tetrarchy, governed by Lysanias at the time of the beginning of the ministry of John the Baptist (Luke 3:1-3). Its name was taken from its capital city, Abila.

Meta. Assyria, the Syrians, and John the Baptist all refer to various phases of the intellect and its activities. Abilene therefore represents a richness and a fertility of intellectual capacity through which Spirit can work to bring about in the individual a perception and acceptance of Truth.

Preceding Entry: Abijam
Following Entry: Abimael