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Gibeath-Haaraloth
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
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 Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gibeath-Haaraloth
Gibeath-Haaraloth (גִּבְעַ֖ת הָעֲרָלֽוֹת‎, giv'ath ha'araloth). 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.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gibeath-Haaraloth (Place)
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
Gibeath-haaraloth
Gibeath-haaraloth. Place situated between Jericho and the Jordan, near Gilgal (Jos 5:3).See Gibeah #1.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gibeath-Haaraloth
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
Gibeath-Haaraloth
GIBEATH-HAARALOTH Place located between the Jordan River and Jericho, in the vicinity of Gilgal, where Joshua conducted the circumcision of the Hebrew males born in the wilderness during the 40 years of wandering. (Jos 5:3, nlt; kjv “hill of the foreskins”).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gilgal
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
Foreskins, Hill of
FORESKINS, HILL OF. A place near Gilgal where the rite of circumcision, neglected during the wilderness wanderings, was performed on the males of Israel (Josh 5:3).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gibeath-Haaraloth
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
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
Gibeath-Hoaraloth
GIB´EATH-HAAR´ALOTH (“the hill of foreskins,” Josh. 5:3, see marg.). So rendered because the foreskins of the Israelites were buried there when the nation was circumcised.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Gibeah-Haaraloth
Gibeah-Haaraloth(Josh. 5:3, marg.), hill of the foreskins, a place at Gilgal where those who had been born in the wilderness were circumcised. All the others, i.e., those who were under twenty years old at the time of the sentence at Kadesh, had already been circumcised.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hill of the Foreskins
HILL OF THE FORESKINS — a place near Gilgal (Josh. 5:9) where the Israelites who were born during the wilderness wandering were circumcised (Josh. 5:3). The NASB, REB, NIV, and NRSV transliterate the Hebrew phrase as Gibeath-haaraloth.
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