Border • Boundaries • Geographical Boundaries
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Boundary (Heb. gĕḇûl)In the Deuteronomistic perspective, boundary making is associated with the sacral apportionment of the land of Israel (cf. Joshua, where Heb. gĕḇûl, “boundary,” “territory,” is used primarily of land allotment and tenure). Land division was predicated on lineage categories,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Boundary. The borders or limits of Israel’s national territory are described at Num. 34:1–15 (Heb. geḇûl, KJV “border”). They depict the extent of the land as stretching from the Brook of Egypt in the south to Hamath in the north, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the west to the Jordan river and
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
BORDER — a word referring to an enclosed place (Gen. 10:19), a boundary line (Num. 34:3–12), a landmark (Hos. 5:10), or the fringe of a garment (Luke 8:44). In the ancient world, boundary stones were often used to mark property lines (Deut. 19:14).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BOUNDARIES, TRIBAL [גְּבוּלgevul]. Joshua 15–19 describes tribal allotments west of the Jordan. Depictions combine town lists and boundary lines. Overlaps in the boundary descriptions (e.g., 15:5b–11 and 18:15–19) show that a static list of border points (towns, geographical features) has been enhanced
Key passages
Dt 19:14

“You shall not move the boundary marker of your neighbor that former generations set up on your property in the land that Yahweh your God is giving to you to take possession of it.

Pr 22:28

Do not remove an ancient boundary marker which your ancestors made.

Ac 17:26

And he made from one man every nation of humanity to live on all the face of the earth, determining their fixed times and the fixed boundaries of their habitation,

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