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A Phoenician seaport and major trading center. Also known as Byblos.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
GEBAL (PLACE) [Heb gĕbāl (גְּבָל)]. GEBALITES. 1. A famous ancient Phoenician seaport city, better known today by its Arabic name Jubail (M.R. 210391), situated on the Mediterranean seacoast about 20 miles (32 km) N of Beirut. Since it had a good harbor for small ships it was one of the principal Phoenician
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gebal. 1. One of the earliest villages in Phoenicia and Syria (along with Ras Shamra and Tell Judeideh); also called Byblos (“books”) by the Greeks. It was situated on the Mediterranean about 20 miles north of modern Beirut and was an important commercial center and outlet for the hardwoods of Lebanon
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. An ancient Phoenician city—the modern Jebeil, situated on a bluff of the foothills of Lebanon, overlooking the Mediterranean about 32 km (20 mi) N of Beirut—and its inhabitants. It was one of the principal seaports of Phoenicia and had a good harbor for small ships. The brisk trade between Egypt and
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
GEBAL1. One of the earliest villages in Phoenicia and Syria (along with Ras Shamra and Tell Judeideh); also called Byblos (“books”) by the Greeks. It was situated on the Mediterranean about 20 miles (32.2 kilometers) north of modern Beirut and was an important commercial center and outlet for the hardwoods
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gebal (gee´buhl; Heb., “mountain”).1 A Canaanite and Phoenician port city about twenty miles north of Beirut, known to the Greeks as Byblos and today called Jebail. Mentioned in Josh. 13:5 as part of the land that still remained to be conquered, it was famous for its skilled laborers. These would include
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
GEBALAncient harbor of Gebal, ORINST1. An ancient Phoenician seaport, 25 miles N of Beirut, known by the Greeks as Byblos; modern Jebeil. Gebal is one of the most ancient sites yet excavated in the Near East, yielding human bone remains enclosed in large earthen pots dating back to Neolithic times
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
GEBAL. 1. A Canaanite and Phoenician port whose ruins lie at Jebeil, 40 km N of Beirut. Its name, W Semitic geḇal, Akkad. gubla, Egyp. kpn, means ‘hill, bluff’. The Gk. name Byblos may involve a phonetic shift g-b, or imply that it was the place where Greeks first saw papyrus (Gk. byblos) imported from
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Byblos (Gk. Byblos)Greek name of the ancient city of Gebal (modern Jebeil; 210391). The name is thought to be related to Gk. bɩ́blos, “papyrus,” suggesting the city’s manufacture of or trade in this writing material.
Gebal (Heb. gĕḇāl)1. A major Canaanite and Phoenician shipping center, located ca. 30 km. (18.6 mi.) N of Beirut. Its Canaanite name was Gubla, “mountain” (Ugar. Gbl, transcribed in Egyptian records as Kbn/Kpn). The Phoenician name Gbl is vocalized in biblical Hebrew as Gebal. The Mycenaean Greeks
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
BYBLOS A city about 25 miles north of Beirut, with an acropolis and a small but adequate harbor on the coast nearest to the timber-bearing mountains of the Lebanon. In the 3rd millennium bc the Pharaohs, who needed timber, had already established commercial ties with Byblos. Its Egyptian name was Gubla,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
GEBAL A famous ancient Phoenician seaport city, known to the Greeks as Byblos, on the Mediterranean coast north of Beirut. The modern name is Jubail. Gebal was one of the most important of the Phoenician cities; it was noted as a trading center among the peoples of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Palestine.