Gilead (father of Jephthah)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gilead, Father of Jephthah
Gilead, Father of Jephthah (גִּלְעָד‎, gil'ad). The father of the judge Jephthah through a prostitute. Also the father of sons through his wife; these sons drove away Jephthah so that they would not have to share their inheritance with him (Judg 11:1–2).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gilead (Person)
GILEAD (PERSON) [Heb gilʿād (גִּלְעָד)]. Three individuals in the Hebrew Bible bear this name.1. The son of Machir and grandson of Manasseh (Num 26:29; 36:1; 1 Chr 2:21 ul 21 is six sons, whose descendants became significant tribal clans, were Iezer (Abiezer in Josh 17:2), Helek, Asriel, Shechem, Shemida,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gilead, Gileadite (Person)
Gilead, Gileadite (Person). 1. Machir’s son from Manasseh’s tribe (Nm 26:29, 30; 27:1; 36:1) and head of the clan of his descendants (26:29; 36:1) during the time of Moses (26:29).2. Father of Jephthah during the period of the judges (Jgs 11:1, 2). Jephthah was the head of the Gileadites and judge over
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
2. The father of Jepthah (Jgs. 11:1f.). Since Jephthah is described as “the Gileadite” (11:1) and later was made the leader of the Gileadites in the war with Ammon (11:8, 11), it is possible to consider Gilead here as a patronymic, but the details in 11:1f appear to contradict this view.
Gilead gilʹē-əd [Heb. gilʿāḏ, possibly ‘mound of stones’ or ‘stronghold’].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gilead (Person)
GILEAD (Person)1. Makir’s son from Manasseh’s tribe (Nm 26:29–33) and head of the clan of his descendants (26:29; 27:1) during the time of Moses (36:1).2. Father of Jephthah during the period of the judges (Jgs 11:1–2). Jephthah was the head of the Gileadites and judge over Israel.3. Michael’s son
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
GILEAD1. The founder of the tribal family by that name (Num 26:29–30; Josh 17:1).2. The father of Jephthah (Jdg 11:1).3. A Gadite (1 Chr 5:14).4. A mountainous region E of the Jordan River with an average height of 3,000 feet above sea level. It is bounded on the N by Bashan, on the E by the Arabian
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
GILEAD. 1. The son of Machir, son of Manasseh and progenitor of the Gileadite clan which was a major part of the tribe of Manasseh (Nu. 26:29–30; 27:1; 36:1; Jos. 17:1, 3; 1 Ch. 2:21, 23; 7:14–17). 2. A descendant of Gad and ancestor of some later Gadites (1 Ch. 5:14). 3. Jephthah’s father (Jdg. 11:1–2).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gilead (Person)
Gilead (Heb. gilʿāḏ) (PERSON)1. The son of Machir and grandson of Manasseh; eponym of the tribe and territory of Gilead (Num. 26:29–30; 27:1; 36:1; 1 Chr. 2:21, 23; 7:14, 17). Gilead remained in Transjordan rather than join Deborah and Barak against Sisera (Judg. 5:17); some scholars suggest that
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gilead (Person)
GILEAD [gĭlˊĭ əd] (Heb. gil˓āḏ “monument of stones [?]”) (PERSON).†
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gil´e-ad (rocky region).1. A mountainous region bounded on the west by the Jordan, on the north by Bashan, on the east by the Arabian plateau, and on the south by Moab and Ammon. Gen. 31:21; Deut. 3:12–17. It is sometimes called “Mount Gilead,” Gen. 31:25, sometimes “the land of Gilead,” Num. 32:1,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
GIL´EAD (gilʹi-ad; cf. Arab. jala˓ad, “to be rough”).1. The mountain region E of the Jordan, called “the hill country of Gilead” (Gen. 31:25), extending from the Sea of Galilee to the upper end of the Dead Sea, about sixty miles long and twenty wide, bounded on the N by Bashan and on the S by Moab and
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
GILEAD [GILL ee ad] — the name of three men, two mountains, and one city in the Old Testament:1. A son of Machir and grandson of Manasseh (Josh. 17:1). He founded a tribal family, the Gileadites.2. A mountain region east of the Jordan River 915 meters (3,000 feet) above sea level. Extending about 97
See also
Jephthah Son
Jephthah’s Daughter Granddaughter