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Gebalites
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The residents of Gebal (Josh 13:5). The land of Gebal may have been given to the Israelites, but either it remained unclaimed for centuries because of the Gebalites’ defense or because the land given only extended “to the borders of the Gebalites.” Gebalites were among the skilled craftsman who assisted in the construction of Solomon’s temple (1 Kgs 5:18; 6:32) and in the caulking of the ships of Tyre (Ezek 27:9).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gebalites
Gebalites (הַגִּבְלִים‎, haggivlim). The residents of Gebal (Josh 13:5). The land of Gebal may have been given to the Israelites, but either it remained unclaimed for centuries because of the Gebalites’ defense or because the land given only extended “to the borders of the Gebalites.” Gebalites were among
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Giblite
Giblite. kjv rendering of Gebalite, an inhabitant of Gebal, in Joshua 13:5.See Gebal #1.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Giblite
GIBLITE* kjv rendering of Gebalite, an inhabitant of Gebal, in Joshua 13:5. See Gebal #1.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Gebalites
Gebalites(1 Kings 5:18 R.V., in A.V. incorrectly rendered, after the Targum, “stone-squarers,” but marg. “Giblites”), the inhabitants of Gebal (2).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Gebalites
GEBALITES [GHEE buhl ites] — inhabitants of the city of Gebal (Josh. 13:5; Giblites, KJV). The Gebalites were known for shipbuilding (Ezek. 27:9) and for stonecutting (1 Kin. 5:18). They helped construct Solomon’s Temple.Photo by Gustav JeeningaRemains of the Phoenician city of Gebal on the Mediterranean
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GEBALITES
GEBALITES<ge’-bal-its> ([הַגִּבְלִים‎, ha-gibhlim]): Inhabitants of GEBAL (which see). According to the present text of Josh 13:5, “the land of the Gebalites” was given to Israel as part of its future territory. But it was never occupied by the Israelites. Septuagint, however, has a very different
STONE-SQUARERS
STONE-SQUARERS<ston’-skwar-erz>: the King James Version in 1 Ki 5:18; the Revised Version (British and American) “the Gebalites” (which see).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Gebalites
GEBALITES, gēʹbal-īts (הַגִּבְלִים‎, ha-gibhlīm): Inhabitants of Gebal (q.v.). According to the present text of Josh 13:5, “the land of the Gebalites” was given to Israel as part of its future territory. But it was never occupied by the Israelites. LXX, however, has a very different reading, indicating
Stone-Squarers
STONE-SQUARERS, stōnʹskwâr-ẽrz: AV in 1 K 5:18; RV “the Gebalites” (q.v.).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GEBAL
GEBAL, GEBALITES gee´buhl, gee´buh-lit [גְּבָלgeval, גְּבַלgeval, גִּבְלִיgivli, גִּבְלִיםgivlim]. 1. A seaport city in LEBANON, best known by its Greek name Byblos (modern Jubail, about 20 mi. north of Beirut). Byblos was continuously occupied from around 5000 bce until after the Arab conquest in
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