Elders of Gilead
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The inhabitants of Gilead, many of whom were part of the half-tribe of Manasseh (Num 26:29; Judg 10:3).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
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
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
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
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,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
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
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ELDER IN THE OT
ELDER IN THE OT [זָקֵן zaqen]. 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, GILEADITES gil´ee-uhd, gil´ee-uh-dit [גִּלְעָד gilʿadh, גִּלְעָדִי gilʿadhi]. 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