Gilead (son of Michael)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
3. A descendant of Gad and ancestor of one of the clans of the Gadites (1 Ch. 5:14; cf. vv 11–16). Again it is possible to consider Gilead as a patronymic or eponym, since the clan dwelt “in Gilead, in Bashan and in its towns” (5:16), but the name occurs in a genealogy: “These were the sons of Abihail
Gilead gilʹē-əd [Heb. gilʿāḏ, possibly ‘mound of stones’ or ‘stronghold’].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
GILEAD [gĭlˊĭ əd] (Heb. gil˓āḏ “monument of stones [?]”) (PERSON).†
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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