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Boundry Stones
Boundary Mark • Boundary Stones • Landmark
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The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Boundary Stones
boundary stones, stones erected to delineate boundaries between nations or between individuals; the latter type also served to register status or exemptions with regard to tax laws. The many royal stelae found throughout the ancient Near East also served as indications of national boundaries. Although
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Boundary Mark
BOUNDARY MARK (Heb. gbûl). This was used to designate the limits of land; it could be a stone, a stake, or other such marker. The removal of such a landmark was prohibited by Mosaic law (Deut. 19:14; 27:17; Prov. 22:28; cf. Job 24:2, “landmarks”) on account of the close connection in which a man’s possession
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Boundary Stones
Boundary Stonesboundary stones, stones erected to delineate boundaries between nations or between private individuals, the latter type frequently also registering special tax exemptions. The many royal stelae found throughout the ancient Near East also served as indications of national boundaries.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Boundary Stones
BOUNDARY STONES — rocks that mark the boundary lines between fields, districts, and nations (Gen. 31:51–52). In Bible times, removing boundary stones was prohibited by the Mosaic Law (Deut. 19:14; Prov. 23:10). Also see Border; Landmark.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BOUNDARY STONE
BOUNDARY STONE [גְּבוּלgevul]. Stone markers indicated the extent of privately owned fields and separated tribes. Israel’s legal and wisdom traditions regarded the displacement of such landmarks as a reprehensible crime (Deut 19:14; 27:17; Prov 22:28; compare Hos 5:10). Land grabs could be affected
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