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Gaulanitis
Gaulantis • Gaulonitis • Golan
Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gaulanitis (Place)
GAULANITIS (PLACE) [Gk Gaulanitis (Γαυλανιτις)]. In the Hellenistic and Roman periods Gaulanitis was the common name for the Golan, a rocky plateau situated immediately E of the Jordan and stretching from the foothills of Mt. Hermon in the N to the Wadi Yarmuk in the SE. See also GOLAN HEIGHTS. Although
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gaulanitis
Gaulanitis. Small province east of the Sea of Galilee, situated between Mt Hermon and the Yarmuk River, and extending perhaps to the Jordan River. It took its name from the ancient town of Golan. Archaeologists have discovered extensive ruins 17 miles east of the Sea of Galilee, which they consider to
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gaulanitis
GAULANITIS* Small province east of the Sea of Galilee, situated between Mt Hermon and the Yarmuk River and extending perhaps to the Jordan River. It took its name from the ancient town of Golan. Archaeologists have discovered extensive ruins 17 miles (27 kilometers) east of the Sea of Galilee, which
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Golan
Golan (goh´luhn; Heb., possibly “circuit”).1 Part of the plateau of Bashan between Mount Hermon and the Wadi el-Yarmuk east of the Jordan River. It was called Gaulanitis by the historian Josephus. See also Bashan.2 A city of refuge in Manasseh assigned to the levitical family of Gershon (Deut. 4:43;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gaulantis
GAULANTIS. The area E of Galilee and bounded by the Yarmuk on the S, Hermon on the N, the Jordan on the W, and the desert on the E. It is not mentioned by this name in the Bible, but is derived from Golan (q.v.), one of the six cities of refuse assigned to the Gershonites (Josh 21:27; 1 Chr 6:71).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gaulanitis
Gaulanitis (Gk. Gaulanitis)Popular name for the Golan (the plateau E of the Jordan River from Mt. Hermon to the Wadi Yarmuk) during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. The area was mostly pastoral until the Roman period, when it became a more significant region with developed road systems, better water
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gaulanitis
Gaulanitis [gôlˊə nīˊtĭs] (Gk. Gaulanitis). A region in northern Transjordan and a subregion of Bashan. Its borders are roughly Mt. Hermon to the north, the Yarmuk river to the south, the Galilee to the west, and Batanea to the east. Gaulanitis (also Gaulonitis; modern Jōlân or Golan) may be named
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Golan; Gaulanitis
GOLAN; GAULANITIS The name of a district in northeastern Transjordan. In the Persian period it was included in the satrapy of Karnaim, which encompassed Golan and the Bashan. In the early Hellenistic period Golan was detached to form a separate district under the name of Gaulanitis. Early in the reign
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Gaulanitis
GAULANI´TIS (gō-la-nīʹtis). A province ruled by Herod Antipas, E of the Lake of Galilee. The name is derived from “Golan,” one of the cities of refuge in the territory of Manasseh (Josh. 20:8; 21:27; Deut. 4:43). See Golan.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Gaulanitis
Gaulanitisa name derived from “Golan” (q.v.), one of the cities of refuge in the territory of Manasseh (Josh. 20:8; 21:27; Deut. 4:43). This was one of the provinces ruled by Herod Antipas. It lay to the east of the Lake of Galilee, and included among its towns Bethsaida-Julias (Mark 8:22) and Seleucia.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Gaulanitis
GAULANITIS [goe luh NITE us] — a region or district east of the Sea of Galilee that received its name from its largest city, Golan (Deut. 4:43).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GOLAN; GAULONITIS
GOLAN; GAULONITIS<go’-lan> ([גּוֹלָן‎, golan]), ([Γαυλανι̂τις, Gaulanitis]): Golan was a city in the territory allotted to Manasseh in Bashan, the most northerly of the three cities of refuge East of the Jordan (Dt 4:43; Josh 20:8); assigned with its “suburbs” to the Gershonite Levites (Josh 21:27;