- 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
Damascus, 38 miles from the former and 18 from the latter.
Lysanias was governor or tetrarch of this province.
From Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)
Abilene is also the name of several places in the United States of America:
and in Canada