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Hill Country
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The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hill Country
hill country, a general designation in the Bible for areas that are hilly rather than flat. Since the Levant has a mountainous spine running its length between the Jordan River to the east and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, any area along that spine can be designated hill country. In addition, the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hill, Hill Country
HILL, HILL COUNTRY1. The usual Heb. word for “hill” is gib˓â, derived from a root that suggests a swelling and yields other words such as “bowl” and “humpbacked.” It is peculiarly applicable to the many rounded hills in Palestine. It may refer to the elevated terrain in general of Ephraim (Gen 49:26;
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Hill, Hill-Country
HILL, HILL-COUNTRY. These terms translate the Heb. words giḇ‘â and har. The root-meaning of the former is convexity; bare hills, like an inverted basin, are a common feature of Palestine, notably the area of Judah. But giḇ‘â is often a proper name (Gibeah) to indicate towns built on such eminences,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hill Country
Hill CountryA general designation for those parts of Palestine, and the areas east of the Jordan River, that are not flat, but of less elevation than a mountain. The hill country was especially fertile (Deut. 11:11), and Moses asked that God allow him to cross over the Jordan, in order to see the “good
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hill Country
Hill Country (Heb. har).† The gradually ascending but rugged central ridge of Palestine, lying between the coastal plain and the Jordan river valley. It is bordered on the south by the wilderness of the Negeb and on the north by the varied terrain of Galilee.The hill country played a role in Israelite
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hill Country
HILL COUNTRY. The rendering in the OT (Josh. 21:11) of har (see Hill, no. 2; and Bethel, Mount of); and in the NT of the Gk. oreinos, “mountainous” (Luke 1:39, 65); and meaning Mt. Ephraim. The rendering “hill country” is misleading. “With their usual exactness the Hebrews saw that these regions (i.e.,
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Hill Country
Hill Countryhill country, a general designation in the Bible for those parts of the Holy Land that are hilly rather than flat. Since the land of Palestine has a mountainous spine running its length between the Jordan River to the east and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, any area along that spine
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hill Country
HILL COUNTRY — the hilly terrain of southern Palestine, referred to in the New Testament as the “hill country of Judea” (Luke 1:65).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HILL, HILL COUNTRY
HILL, HILL COUNTRY<hil’-kun-tri>: The common translation of three Hebrew words:1. [גִּבְעָה‎, gibh̀ah], from root meaning “to be curved,” is almost always translated “hill”; it is a pecuIiarly appropriate designation for the very rounded hills of Palestine; it is never used for a range of mountains.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hill, Hill Country
HILL, HILL COUNTRY Elevated land, usually distinguished as lower than a mountain or with a less distinct peak. Hills separating the Mediterranean coastal plain from the Jordan Valley run the length of Palestine. The area to the east of the Jordan and the Dead Sea is likewise hill country. The common
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Hill, Hill Country
, HILL, HILL COUNTRY, hilʹkun-tri: The common tr of three Heb words:(1) גִּבְעָה‎, gibh‛āh, from root meaning “to be curved,” is almost always trd “hill”; it is a peculiarly appropriate designation for the very rounded hills of Pal; it is never used for a range of mountains. Several times it occurs
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