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gebal in the Bible

a line (or natural boundary, as a mountain range). (1.) A tract in the land of Edom south of the Dead Sea (Ps. 83:7); now called Djebal. (2.) A Phoenician city, not far from the sea coast, to the north of Beyrout (Ezek. 27:9); called by the Greeks Byblos. Now Jibeil. Mentioned in the Amarna tablets. An important Phoenician text, referring to the temple of Baalath, on a monument of Yehu-melek, its king (probably B.C. 600), has been discovered.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • gebal halted short in his headlong plunge, as if he had encountered a solid barrier.

    The Hour of the Dragon Robert E. Howard
  • The stele of Jehawmelek, king of gebal, found here, is one of the most important of Phoenician monuments.

  • Now, gebal, take this to Hamilcar, quick; and you shall have some cake.

  • The other towns which still continued to be of some importance were Aradus, and gebal or Byblus.

    History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson
  • Of the remaining Phoenician cities the most important seems to have been gebal, or Byblus.

    History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson
  • But Sidon was still older, older even than gebal, the sacred city of the goddess Baaltis.

    Patriarchal Palestine Archibald Henry Sayce
  • Jerome speaks of gebal and Gerizim as two mountains close together, shown in his day just west of Jericho.

    Tent Work in Palestine Claude Reignier Conder
  • It had been besieged for two months by Ebed-Asherah, who had vainly attempted to corrupt the loyalty of the governor of gebal.

    Patriarchal Palestine Archibald Henry Sayce
  • gebal was wrapped up in folds of woollen cloth, which Bichri had provided for him, but was almost too paralysed to make a grimace.

  • Provisions began to be scarce in gebal, and the governor writes to Egypt for corn.

    Patriarchal Palestine Archibald Henry Sayce

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