Abel-beth-maacah—How to Deal with a Problem Person

At first, its name looks like a misprint. Abel-beth-maacah. (Try saying that 10 times fast.) Located in the north of Israel near Dan, it served a vital role in watching over the northern entrance to Israel.

Abel-beth-maacah—How to Deal with a Problem Person

(Photo: Abel-beth-maacah. Courtesy of the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands)

As a result, Abel-beth-maacah often found itself one of the first cities to suffer destruction during the foreign invasions of Ben-hadad of Aram and Tiglath-pileser of Assyria (1 Kings 15:20; 2 Kings 15:29).

But Abel-beth-maacah is much more than a strategic site on the pages of history.

The place offers a biblical lesson on how to deal with a problem person.

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