It would not have been safe to have carried them across the plains; but we can procure them at Abila, or Jabez Galaad.
"For the Temple" by G. A. Henty
Some leagues beyond are the ruins of Abil or Abila.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Menendez, or Melendez, de Abila, sent by Philip II.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
But Calpe and Abila are completely in the direction of north and south.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)