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Geliloth
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Geliloth
Geliloth (גְּלִילוֹת‎, geliloth). An area marking the boundary line of Benjamin’s territory (Joshua 18:17; compare Joshua 15:7).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Geliloth
Geliloth. Place mentioned in the boundary line of Benjamin (Jos 18:17), usually identified with Gilgal.See Gilgal #4.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Geliloth
Geliloth gē-līʹloth [Heb. gelîlôṯ]. This term is used only in Josh. 18:17 as a place name. Geliloth lay on the boundary between Judah and Benjamin which passed Enshemesh (probably ʿAin el-Hôd, about 3 km [2 mi] E of Jerusalem), “thence goes to Geliloth, which is opposite the ascent of Adummim.”
III. Location
3. Joshua 15:7 mentions a Gilgal near the ascent of Adummim, about halfway from Jerusalem to Jericho; but 18:17 gives the name as Geliloth (cf. also the Pesh. of 15:7). Despite the error of the MT, it may be that it records the postexilic name of the place, at a time when the Gilgal near Jericho no longer
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Geliloth
GELILOTH Place mentioned in the boundary line of Benjamin (Jos 18:17), usually identified with Gilgal. See Gilgal #4.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Geliloth
GELILOTH. A technical Heb. term for administrative districts, as of the Philistines (Josh 13:2), translated “borders” or “regions.” The Geliloth of Josh 18:17 lay on the boundary between Judah and Benjamin. It seems improbable to identify Geliloth with the Gilgal in the Jordan Valley, but it seems to
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Geliloth
GELILOTH. Perhaps means ‘circuit, circle’ (of stones), cf. *Gilgal. Only named in Jos. 18:17, as on the border of Judah and Benjamin, in terms almost identical with those used of Gilgal (Jos. 15:7). As Geliloth and Gilgal have more or less the same meaning, both derived from Heb. gālal, ‘to roll’, they
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Geliloth
Geliloth (Heb. gĕlɩ̂lôṯ)A place (Heb. “circles”) on the boundary separating Benjamin and Judah, situated opposite the ascent of Adummim (Josh. 18:17). The site lies along the road from Jericho to Jerusalem, ca. 10 km. (6 mi.) from Jerusalem, and has long been identified with Khan el-Aḥmar, the traditional
Gilgal
Gilgal (Heb. gilgāl)1. A place “opposite” Mts. Gerizim and Ebal. Deut. 11:30 describes it as both “in the land of” the Canaanites dwelling in the Arabah (which could refer to Gilgal near Jericho) and “beside” the oaks of Moreh (which would indicate another Gilgal near Shechem).2. A place E of Jericho
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Geliloth
Geliloth [gə lĭˊlōth] (Heb. gelîlôṯ “circles”). A place on the boundary separating Benjamin and Judah, situated opposite the ascent of Adummim (Josh. 18:17). The site lies along the road from Jericho to Jerusalem, ca. 10 km. (6 mi.) from Jerusalem; long identified with Khan el-Aḥmar, the
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Geliloth
Gel´iloth (circuit), a place named among the marks of the south boundary line of the tribe of Benjamin. Josh. 18:17. The name Geliloth never occurs again in this locality, and it therefore seems probable that Gilgal is the right reading.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Geliloth
GEL´ILOTH (gelʹi-lōth; “circles”). A place on the boundary of Judah and Benjamin (Josh. 18:17) and probably another form of Gilgal (15:7).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Geliloth
Gelilothcircles; regions, a place in the border of Benjamin (Josh. 18:17); called Gilgal in 15:7.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Geliloth
GELILOTH [geh LIH lohth] (circles) — a landmark on the border between Benjamin and Judah (Josh. 18:17). Apparently it was the same place as Gilgal on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho (Josh. 15:7).