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abilene


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Abilene,  KS  (city,  FIPS  125) 
  Location:  38.91996  N,  97.22196  W 
  Population  (1990):  6242  (2856  housing  units) 
  Area:  9.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  67410 
  Abilene,  TX  (city,  FIPS  1000) 
  Location:  32.45450  N,  99.73897  W 
  Population  (1990):  106654  (44436  housing  units) 
  Area:  267.0  sq  km  (land),  14.2  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  79601,  79602,  79603,  79605,  79606 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Abilene 
  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. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Abilene,  the  father  of  mourning 
 




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