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Jegar-Sahadutha
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Laban’s Aramaic name for the “heap of witness,” the stones piled up as a memorial of the covenant between the households of Jacob and Laban (Gen 31:45–52). The name corresponds to Jacob’s Hebrew word for the marker: Galeed. Part of the name also appears in Job 16:19, translated as “my witness”.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jegar-Sahadutha
Jegar-Sahadutha (יְגַר־שָׂהֲדוּתָא‎, yegar-sahadutha'). Laban’s Aramaic name for the “heap of witness,” the stones piled up as a memorial of the covenant between the households of Jacob and Laban (Gen 31:45–52). The name corresponds to Jacob’s Hebrew word for the marker: Galeed. Part of the name also
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jegar-Sahadutha (Place)
JEGAR-SAHADUTHA (PLACE) [Aram yĕgar-śāhădûtāʾ (יְגַר־שָׂהֲדוּתָא)]. The Aramaic name given by Laban to the pile of stones heaped up by his and Jacob’s households apparently near the stone pillar set up by Jacob and Laban in the mountain of Gilead (Gen 31:24, 45–47). Gilead was then a sparsely populated
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jegar-sahadutha
Jegar-sahadutha. Aramaic name given by Laban to the heap of stones that he and Jacob piled up as a memorial to their covenant (Gn 31:47). The name means “heap of witness” and was called Galeed by Jacob.See Galeed.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jegar-Sahadutha
Jegar-Sahadutha jēʹ-gər-sāʹə-doo̅thə [Aram yeg̱ar śāhaḏûṯāʾ; LXX Gk. bounós tḗs martyrías—‘(the) mound of witness’]. The name given by the Aramean Laban to the heap of stones called by Jacob Galeed and set up to commemorate their agreement (Gen. 31:47). The cairn was located in northern
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jegar-Sahadutha
JEGAR-SAHADUTHA Aramaic name given by Laban to the heap of stones that he and Jacob piled up as a memorial to their covenant; Jacob called it “Galeed” (Gn 31:47). The name means “heap of witness.”See also Galeed.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jegar-Sahadutha
JEGAR-SAHADUTHA. The word means “heap of witness” or “mound of witness”, and refers to the stones raised by Laban and Jacob to be a sign of their covenant (Gen 31:47). Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha, while Jacob referred to it as Galeed. Laban’s designation is Aramaic and Jacob’s Hebrew. Both terms
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jegar-Sahadutha
Jegar-Sahadutha (Aram. yĕg̱ar kāhăḏûṯāʾ)The name (“heap of witness”) given by the Aramean Laban to the mount of stones erected to commemorate his covenant with Jacob (Gen. 31:47). Jacob named it, in Hebrew, Galeed.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jegar-Sahadutha
Jegar-Sahadutha [jēˊgər sāˊə dōōˊthə] (Amm. yeg̱ar śāhaḏûṯā˒ “heap of witness”).† The name given by the Aramean Laban to the mound of stones erected to commemorate his covenant with Jacob (Gen. 31:47). Jacob named it, in Hebrew, Galeed.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jegar-sahadutha
Je´gar-sahadu´tha (heap of testimony), the Aramæan name given by Laban the Syrian to the heap of stones which he erected as a memorial of the compact between Jacob and himself. Gen. 31:47. Galeed, a “witness heap,” which is given as the Hebrew equivalent, does not exactly represent Jegar-sahadutha.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jegar-Sahadutha
JE´GAR-SAHADU´THA (jeʹgar-sa-had-ūʹtha; Aram., “heap of testimony”). The Aramean name given by Laban the Syrian to the heap of stones that he erected as a memorial of the compact between Jacob and himself, whereas Jacob commemorated the same by setting up a pillar (Gen. 31:47), as was his custom on
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Jegar-Sahadutha
Jegar-Sahaduthapile of testimony, the Aramaic or Syriac name which Laban gave to the pile of stones erected as a memorial of the covenant between him and Jacob (Gen. 31:47), who, however, called it in Hebrew by an equivalent name, Galeed (q.v.).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Jegar Sahadutha
JEGAR SAHADUTHA [JEE gur say uh DOO thuh] (witness heap) — a pile of stones set up by Jacob and Laban as a reminder of their agreement (Gen. 31:47). Laban gave the pile of stones an Aramaic name, while Jacob gave it the name Galeed (Hebrew for “witness heap”).
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