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Beth-Gilgal
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A village in the southern hill country of Samaria, east of Jericho and near Bethel. After the exile, people came from Beth-Gilgal to celebrate the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls (Neh 12:29). Several accounts of Elijah and Elisha are also connected to this area (2 Kgs 2:1; 4:38). Possibly the same as Gilgal.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beth-Gilgal
Beth-Gilgal (בֵּית הַגִּלְגָּל‎, beith haggilgal). A village in the southern hill country of Samaria, east of Jericho and near Bethel. After the exile, people came from Beth-Gilgal to celebrate the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls (Neh 12:29). Several accounts of Elijah and Elisha are also connected to
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Gilgal (Place)
BETH-GILGAL (PLACE) [Heb bêt gilgāl (בֵּית גִּלְגָּל)]. A town in the general vicinity of Jerusalem, where levitical singers had been established and from which they were summoned to participate in the dedication of Jerusalem’s rebuilt walls (Neh 12:29). It is often suggested that it be identified
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beth-gilgal
Beth-gilgal. Town from which levitical singers came to Jerusalem to celebrate the rebuilding of the wall under Nehemiah (Neh 12:29).See Gilgal #1.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beth-Gilgal
Beth-Gilgal beth-gilʹgal [Heb. bêṯ haggilgāl].A city likely settled by part of the temple singers of postexilic Israel (Neh. 12:29). Some suggest that it is the Gilgal of Benjamin’s possession situated E of Jericho (Josh. 4:19, etc.), while others suggest the Gilgal of Judah’s territory (Josh. 15:7).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Gilgal
BETH-GILGAL Town from which Levitical singers came to Jerusalem to celebrate the rebuilding of the wall under Nehemiah (Neh 12:29). See Gilgal #1.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Beth-Gilgal
BETH-GILGAL. Probably a town eight miles NE of Jerusalem mentioned by Nehemiah (Neh 12:29) as residence of a group of Levites belonging to the clans of singers.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beth-Gilgal
Beth-Gilgal (Heb. bêṯ haggilgāl)A town in Judah apparently settled by temple singers who participated in the dedication of the rebuilt walls of Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah (Neh. 12:29). Although it has been identified with both the Gilgal of Benjamin, E of Jericho (Josh. 4:19), and that of
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beth-Gilgal
Beth-Gilgal [bĕth gĭlˊgăl] (Heb. bêṯ haggilgāl “house of Gilgal”). A town in Judah apparently settled by temple singers who participated in the dedication of the rebuilt walls of Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah (Neh. 12:29). Although it has been identified with both the Gilgal of Benjamin,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Beth-Gilgal
BETH-GIL´GAL (beth-gilʹgal; “house of Gilgal,” Neh. 12:29). A place from which the sons of the singers gathered together for the celebration of the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem; doubtless the same as Gilgal (which see).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Beth-Gilgal
Beth-Gilgalhouse of Gilgal, a place from which the inhabitants gathered for the purpose of celebrating the rebuilding of the walls on the return exile (Neh. 12:29). (See GILGAL.)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BETH-GILGAL
BETH-GILGAL<beth-gil’-gal> (בֵּית הַגִּלְגָּל‎ [beth ha-gilgal]; [Βηθαγγαλγάλ, Bethaggalgal]; the King James Version house of Gilgal): The Gilgal which lay in the plain East of Jericho (Nehemiah 12:29).See GILGAL.
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