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A city of refuge in Bashan, allotted to Manasseh.The city name “Golan” may relate, etymologically, to circling or wandering—possibly “enclosure.” In his Onomasticon, Eusebius identifies “Gaulon” (Γαύλων, Gaulōn) as both a region and “a large village.”
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
GOLAN (PLACE) [Heb gôlān (גֹּולָן)]. A city of Manasseh in Bashan, the northernmost of the three Cities of Refuge E of the Jordan river (Deut 4:43; Josh 20:8). It is also a Levitical city assigned to the sons of Gershon (Josh 21:27; 1 Chr 6:56). A place by this name is mentioned by Eusebius as “a large
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Golan. City and a district in the territory given to Manasseh in Bashan. It was the northernmost city of refuge east of the Jordan River (Dt 4:43; Jos 20:8), given to the Levite family of Gershon (Jos 21:27; 1 Chr 6:71). Of uncertain identification, it was known to Josephus as a fertile area, and to
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Golan gōʹlan [Heb. gôlān—possibly ‘dust and sand’; Gk. Gaulōn]. A city in the territory allotted to Manasseh in Bashan. The surrounding region to which it gave its name is Gaulanitis, mentioned often in Josephus.Golan was one of the cities of refuge (see Refuge, Cities of), the most northerly of
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
GOLAN City and a district in the territory given to Manasseh in Bashan. It was the northernmost city of refuge east of the Jordan River (Dt 4:43; Jos 20:8), given to the Levite family of Gershon (Jos 21:27; 1 Chr 6:71). Of uncertain identification, it was known to Josephus as a fertile area, and to Eusebius
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Golan (goh´luhn; Heb., possibly “circuit”).1 Part of the plateau of Bashan between Mount Hermon and the Wadi el-Yarmuk east of the Jordan River. It was called Gaulanitis by the historian Josephus. See also Bashan.2 A city of refuge in Manasseh assigned to the levitical family of Gershon (Deut. 4:43;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
GOLAN. A city in Bashan of the Transjordanian half-tribe of Manasseh. Moses set it aside to be one of the three cities of refuge E of the Jordan (Deut 4:43; Josh 20:8), and it was one of the 48 Levitical cities (Josh 21:27; 1 Chr 6:71). It is probably to be identified with the modern Sahem el-Jolan,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
GOLAN. The N city of refuge in Transjordan, in Manasseh’s territory of Bashan (Dt. 4:43), and a levitical city (Jos. 21:27). Location uncertain, but may be identified with Sahm el-Jolan, 22 km E of Aphek (Hippos). The district of Gaulanitis was later named after it.Bibliography. LOB, p. 377.N. Hillyer.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Golan [gōˊlăn] (Heb. gôlān). A city of refuge located east of the Jordan in the district of Bashan, in the territory allotted to the tribe of Manasseh (Deut. 4:43; Josh. 20:8; 21:27). According to 1 Chr. 6:71 (MT 56) it was also designated a levitical city, assigned to the Gershonites. Some scholars
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
GOLAN A city of refuge in the Bashan (Deut. 4:43; Josh. 20:8), and a Levitical city in the territory of half of the tribe of Manasseh (Josh. 21:27). Eusebius (Onom. 64:7) mentions a very large village called Golan which existed in the Bashan in his time. It is tentatively identified with Sahm el-Jalan.
GOLAN; GAULANITIS The name of a district in northeastern Transjordan. In the Persian period it was included in the satrapy of Karnaim, which encompassed Golan and the Bashan. In the early Hellenistic period Golan was detached to form a separate district under the name of Gaulanitis. Early in the reign