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

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