Definitions for "Abila Lysaniou"
Abila Lysaniou or Abila Lysaniae or Abila was an ancient city, on the Abana River and capital of ancient Abilene, Coele-Syria. The site is currently that of the village Suk Wadi Barada (called Abil-es-Suk by early Arab geographers), circa 20 km northwest of Damascus, Syria. The city's surname is derived from Lysanias, a governor of the region.