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The inhabitants of Gilead, many of whom were part of the half-tribe of Manasseh (Num 26:29; Judg 10:3).
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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,
GILEAD (PLACE) [Heb gilʿād (גִּלְעָד)]. GILEADITE. An area on the E side of the Jordan River that became part of the Israelite inheritance.A. Etymology and UsageThe name gilʿād is difficult to explain both as regards etymology and original usage. It is established in the OT forty-seven times as indeterminate
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
Gilead, Gileadite (Place)
Gilead, Gileadite (Place). 1. Region east of the Jordan River. Generally used to designate the territory occupied by all the Transjordanian Israelite tribes (Jgs 20:1; 2 Kgs 10:33; Jer 50:19; Zec 10:10). Specifically, Gilead is the area of the Transjordan lying between the Yarmuk and Arnon rivers and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
GILEAD (Place)1. Region east of the Jordan River. Generally used to designate the territory occupied by all the Transjordanian Israelite tribes (Jgs 20:1; 2 Kgs 10:33; Jer 50:19; Zec 10:10). Specifically, Gilead is the area of the Trans-jordan lying between the Yarmuk and Arnon Rivers and divided by
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gilead (gil´ee-uhd; Heb., “rugged”), a region in the Transjordan (modern-day Jordan) from the Arnon to the Yarmuk rivers, located between Bashan and Moab. Its name describes it well, for Gilead is indeed rugged, mountainous territory, and in antiquity it was densely forested (see Jer. 22:6). The major
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
GILEADITES. When the Heb. tribes arrived in region E of the Jordan, Manasseh, Gad, and Reuben elected to take possession of that territory because they found it suitable for their flocks. Manasseh occupied the N, Gad the central, and Reuben the southern sector as far as the Arnon River. The exact borders
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 (Heb. gilʿāḏ) (PLACE)A mountainous region in Transjordan. Its name was derived from a grandson of Manasseh (Num. 26:29). Nothing more is known about Gilead or his father Machir.The Gilead clan may have settled in the mountainous area of Transjordan because of an earlier tribal tradition and
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
GILEAD [gĭlˊĭ əd] (Heb. gil˓āḏ “monument of stones [?]”) (PERSON).†
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
GILEAD; GALAADITIS The central part of the territory east of the Jordan, which consisted of three regions: the plain, Gilead and the Bashan (Deut. 3:10). Gileah extends from the Sea of Galilee in the north to the Dead Sea in the south. After the Israelite conquest it was divided between the tribes of
Catholic Bible Dictionary
GILEAD (Hebrew, “pile of testimony”) A mountainous region in Transjordan with varying geographical boundaries depending on changing political realities. At its broadest extent, it covered most of the area between the east bank of the Jordan and the territory of Ammon to the west (Num 32:26, 29; Josh