Abilene (Ab´uh-lee´nee)

The tetrarchy around Abila, some nineteen miles northwest of Damascus in the Baroda Valley. According to (Luke 3:1) and an inscription at Abila dating from the reign of Tiberius, it was governed by Lysanias at the time of Jesus’s public life. In 34 CE it was given to Agrippa I.

Luke 3:1

The Proclamation of John the Baptist
1In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of ... View more

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