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The Hebrew name for the site near Gilgal where the Israelites born in the wilderness were circumcised after crossing the Jordan River (Josh 5:3). The name means “hill of the foreskins.” The location of Gibeath-Haaraloth is unknown.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
GIBEATH-HAARALOTH (PLACE) [Heb gibʿat hāʿărālôt (גִּבְעַת הָעֲרָלֹות)]. A place within the tribal territory of Benjamin near Gilgal, where the Israelites were circumcised after crossing the Jordan River (Josh 5:3). The name literally means “hill of the foreskins.” The KJV understood the reference
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gibeath-Haaraloth giʹbē-əth haārʹə-loþ [Heb. giḇʿaṯ hāʿarālôṯ—‘hill of the foreskins’]; AV “hill of the foreskins,” mg GIBEAH-HAARALOTH. A place at or near Gilgal between the Jordan River and Jericho. Here the Israelites who grew up in the wilderness were circumcised after the passage through
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gilgal (gil´gal; Heb., “circle,” probably of stones).1 A town located between Jericho and the Jordan. This Gilgal served as the Israelites’ first encampment after crossing the Jordan (Josh. 3–4), and it became Joshua’s base of operations. It is probably to be identified with modern Khirbet el-Mafjir,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gibeath-Haaraloth (Heb. giḇʿaṯ hāʿărālôṯ)The place, near Gilgal, where the Israelites who had been born during the journey from Egypt were circumcised after crossing the Jordan River (Josh. 5:3; “hill of foreskins”). This second circumcision marks entrance of the Israelites into the Promised
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gibeath-Haaraloth [gĭbˊĭ ăth hā ărˊə lŏth] (Heb. giḇ˓aṯ hā˓arālôṯ “hill of foreskins”).† A place near Gilgal, between Jericho and the Jordan river, where before their entry into Canaan Joshua circumcised the Israelites who had been born on the journey from Egypt (Josh. 5:3; KJV “the
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Easton’s Bible Dictionary