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Gilgal (of Samaria)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A village in the southern hill country of Samaria, east of Jericho and near Bethel. After the exile, people came from Beth-Gilgal to celebrate the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls (Neh 12:29). Several accounts of Elijah and Elisha are also connected to this area (2 Kgs 2:1; 4:38). Possibly the same as Gilgal.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beth-Gilgal
Beth-Gilgal (בֵּית הַגִּלְגָּל‎, beith haggilgal). A village in the southern hill country of Samaria, east of Jericho and near Bethel. After the exile, people came from Beth-Gilgal to celebrate the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s walls (Neh 12:29). Several accounts of Elijah and Elisha are also connected to
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Gilgal (Place)
BETH-GILGAL (PLACE) [Heb bêt gilgāl (בֵּית גִּלְגָּל)]. A town in the general vicinity of Jerusalem, where levitical singers had been established and from which they were summoned to participate in the dedication of Jerusalem’s rebuilt walls (Neh 12:29). It is often suggested that it be identified
Gilgal (Place)
GILGAL (PLACE) [Heb gilgāl (גִּלְגָּל)]. A common place name in the OT. In all but two cases (Josh 5:9; Josh 12:23), it is prefixed with the definite article (haggilgāl), or the definite article and preposition (baggigāl, as in Josh 4:19). The name appears to mean “circle (of stones),” apparently
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beth-gilgal
Beth-gilgal. Town from which levitical singers came to Jerusalem to celebrate the rebuilding of the wall under Nehemiah (Neh 12:29).See Gilgal #1.
Gilgal
Gilgal. 1. Town near Jericho. Gilgal was assigned to Benjamin’s tribe when Palestine was divided among the tribes of Israel. For many years it was a center of religious, political, and military importance, especially during the periods of the conquest of Canaan and the early monarchy under Saul.Gilgal
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gilgal (of Samaria)
2. The Gilgal of Elijah and Elisha has been identified by some scholars with 1; but the description of the journey of these prophets to Transjordan by way of Bethel and Jericho (2 K. 2:1–8) suggests the existence of another Gilgal in the hill country above Bethel. Today a Jiljûlieh does exist, about
Beth-Gilgal
Beth-Gilgal beth-gilʹgal [Heb. bêṯ haggilgāl].A city likely settled by part of the temple singers of postexilic Israel (Neh. 12:29). Some suggest that it is the Gilgal of Benjamin’s possession situated E of Jericho (Josh. 4:19, etc.), while others suggest the Gilgal of Judah’s territory (Josh. 15:7).
Galgala
Galgala galʹgal-ə [Gk Galgala] (1 Macc. 9:2, AV). Equivalent to Gilgal, but it is uncertain which Gilgal is meant (cf. Josephus Ant. xii.11.1 [421]).
Gilgal
Gilgal gilʹgal [Heb. haggilgāl (â); Gk. Galgal (a) (usually declined as a pl), Golgol (LXX, Dt. 11:30); Heb. also galgûlâ in the personal name of Yeshua ben Galgoula of the Bar Cochba documents].The meaning is uncertain, but the use of the Hebrew article (hag–) indicates a common noun. Gilgāl
III. Location
4. Some suppose that Dt. 11:30 supports the existence of another Gilgal near Shechem; but on this verse see 1. II above.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Gilgal
BETH-GILGAL Town from which Levitical singers came to Jerusalem to celebrate the rebuilding of the wall under Nehemiah (Neh 12:29). See Gilgal #1.
Gilgal
GILGAL1. Town near Jericho. Gilgal was assigned to Benjamin’s tribe when Canaan was divided among the tribes of Israel. For many years it was a center of religious, political, and military importance, especially during the periods of the conquest of Canaan and the early monarchy under Saul.Gilgal was
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Beth-Gilgal
BETH-GILGAL. Probably a town eight miles NE of Jerusalem mentioned by Nehemiah (Neh 12:29) as residence of a group of Levites belonging to the clans of singers.
Gilgal
GILGAL1. Gilgal was Israel’s first campsite after crossing the Jordan and main headquarters during the campaigns of conquest (Josh 4:19; 9:6; 10:6, 43; 14:6). Stones taken from the bed of the Jordan were set up in a memorial cairn. The name Gilgal, however, which means “circle,” evidently belonged to
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Gilgal
GILGAL. The name can mean ‘circle (of stones)’, or ‘rolling’, from Heb. gālal, ‘to roll’. In its latter meaning the name Gilgal was used by God through Joshua to serve as a reminder to Israel of their deliverance from Egypt when they were circumcised there: ‘This day I have rolled away (gallôṯî)
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beth-Gilgal
Beth-Gilgal (Heb. bêṯ haggilgāl)A town in Judah apparently settled by temple singers who participated in the dedication of the rebuilt walls of Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah (Neh. 12:29). Although it has been identified with both the Gilgal of Benjamin, E of Jericho (Josh. 4:19), and that of
Gilgal
Gilgal (Heb. gilgāl)1. A place “opposite” Mts. Gerizim and Ebal. Deut. 11:30 describes it as both “in the land of” the Canaanites dwelling in the Arabah (which could refer to Gilgal near Jericho) and “beside” the oaks of Moreh (which would indicate another Gilgal near Shechem).2. A place E of Jericho
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beth-Gilgal
Beth-Gilgal [bĕth gĭlˊgăl] (Heb. bêṯ haggilgāl “house of Gilgal”). A town in Judah apparently settled by temple singers who participated in the dedication of the rebuilt walls of Jerusalem in the time of Nehemiah (Neh. 12:29). Although it has been identified with both the Gilgal of Benjamin,
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Gilgal
GILGAL The last station on the route of the Exodus west of the Jordan, where Joshua set up 12 stones to commemorate the crossing of the river (Josh. 4:19–20). Here, in the plain of Jericho, the Children of Israel were circumcised (Josh. 5:3). Eusebius (Onom. 46:18 ff.) stated that the site was located
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Gilgal
GILGAL (Hebrew, “circle of stones”) A name used in the Old Testament for several locations. The best known was east of Jericho, although its exact location remains elusive. The king of Gilgal was defeated by Joshua (Josh 12:23), and the site became the place at which the Israelites established their
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gilgal
Gil´gal (a wheel; rolling).1. The site of the first camp of the Israelites on the west of the Jordan, the place at which they passed the first night after crossing the river, and where the twelve stones were set up which had been taken from the bed of the stream, Josh. 4:19, 20, comp. 3; where also
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