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Gilead

[gil-ee-uh d] /ˈgɪl i əd/
noun
1.
a district of ancient Palestine, E of the Jordan River, in present N Jordan.
2.
Mount, a mountain in NW Jordan. 3596 feet (1096 meters).
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British Dictionary definitions for gilead mt

Gilead1

/ˈɡɪlɪˌæd/
noun
1.
a historic mountainous region east of the River Jordan, rising over 1200 m (4000 ft)

Gilead2

/ˈɡɪlɪˌæd/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) a grandson of Manasseh; ancestor of the Coileadites (Numbers 26: 29–30)
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Word Origin and History for gilead mt

Gilead

Biblical site (Gen. xxxi:21, etc.), traditionally from the name of a grandson of Manasseh, perhaps from Aramaic gal "heap of stones."

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gilead mt in the Bible

hill of testimony, (Gen. 31:21), a mountainous region east of Jordan. From its mountainous character it is called "the mount of Gilead" (Gen. 31:25). It is called also "the land of Gilead" (Num. 32:1), and sometimes simply "Gilead" (Ps. 60:7; Gen. 37:25). It comprised the possessions of the tribes of Gad and Reuben and the south part of Manasseh (Deut. 3:13; Num. 32:40). It was bounded on the north by Bashan, and on the south by Moab and Ammon (Gen. 31:21; Deut. 3:12-17). "Half Gilead" was possessed by Sihon, and the other half, separated from it by the river Jabbok, by Og, king of Bashan. The deep ravine of the river Hieromax (the modern Sheriat el-Mandhur) separated Bashan from Gilead, which was about 60 miles in length and 20 in breadth, extending from near the south end of the Lake of Gennesaret to the north end of the Dead Sea. Abarim, Pisgah, Nebo, and Peor are its mountains mentioned in Scripture.

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