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Elders of Gilead
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gileadites
Gileadites (גִּלְעָדִי‎, gil'adiy). The inhabitants of Gilead, many of whom were part of the half-tribe of Manasseh (Num 26:29; Judg 10:3).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elder in the OT;Elder
Elder in the OT [Heb. zāqēn—‘beard’; cf. Akk. ziqnu; Ugar. dqn; etc.]; AV also ANCIENT. An elderly person; also, an authority, or a person with judicial office. It is commonly accepted that the origin of this latter meaning is to be sought in the ancient patriarchal family institution of the Hebrews.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gileadite
GILEADITE Name given to Israelites from the two and a half Transjordanian tribes. See Gilead (Place) #1; Gilead (Person) #1, #2.GILGAL
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gileadites
GILEADITES. When the Heb. tribes arrived in region E of the Jordan, Manasseh, Gad, and Reuben elected to take possession of that territory because they found it suitable for their flocks. Manasseh occupied the N, Gad the central, and Reuben the southern sector as far as the Arnon River. The exact borders
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gile-adites the
Gil´e-adites, The, Num. 26:29; Judges 10:3; 12:4, 5, a branch of the tribe of Manasseh, descended from Gilead.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Gileadites, the
GIL´EADITES, THE (Num. 26:29; Judg. 12:4–5). A branch of the tribe of Manasseh, descended from Gilead. There appears to have been a long-standing feud between them and the Ephraimites, who taunted them with being deserters. See Judg. 12:4, “And the men of Gilead defeated Ephraim, because they said, ‘You
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Gileadites
GILEADITES [GILL ee ad ites] — descendants of Gilead (Num. 26:29; Judg. 10:3; 11:1, 40).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ELDER IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
ELDER IN THE OLD TESTAMENT<el’-der>, ([זָקֵן‎, zaqen]): Among primitive peoples authority seems naturally to be invested in those who by virtue of greater age and, consequently, experience are best fitted to govern thus Iliad iii.149. Later the idea of age became merged in that of dignity (Il. ii.404,
GILEADITES
GILEADITES<gil’-e-ad-its>:1. A branch of the tribe of Manasseh (Nu 26:29).2. Natives of the district of Gilead (Jdg 10:3; 11:1, etc.).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Elder (OT)
elder (OT). In Israel, the elders (Heb. zāqēn H2418, from the word for “beard,” zāqān H2417) were adult men who gathered in popular assembly, or as a kind of council in every village. They also served as local rulers. Usually they were the heads of families, but probably were selected also on the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Elder, in the OT
ELDER, elʹ-dẽr, IN THE OT (זָקֵן‎, zāḳēn): Among primitive peoples authority seems naturally to be invested in those who by virtue of greater age and, consequently, experience are best fitted to govern: thus Iliad iii.149. Later the idea of age became merged in that of dignity (Il. ii.404, ii.570; Odyssey
Gileadites
GILEADITES, gilʹē̇-ad-īts:(1) A branch of the tribe of Manasseh (Nu 26:29).(2) Natives of the district of Gilead (Jgs 10:3; 11:1, etc).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ELDER IN THE OT
ELDER IN THE OT [זָקֵןzaqen]. The Hebrew term for “elder” (zaqen) derives from the word for “beard” (zaqan זָקָן). The OT writers use it more than 130 times. In a few passages it merely denotes persons of advanced years (Lev 19:32; Ezek 9:6; Joel 2:16; 2:28), but it more typically designates traditional
GILEAD
GILEAD, GILEADITES gil´ee-uhd, gil´ee-uh-dit [גִּלְעָדgilʿadh, גִּלְעָדִיgilʿadhi]. The name of three individuals in the OT, a tribal designation for the inhabitants of the territory of Gilead (Gileadites, Gadites), and a place centrally located east of the Jordan between the river Yarmuk and the Dead
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