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Geographical objects and features
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,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hills. From the Hebrew gibeah, meaning a curved round hill. But our translators have also employed the same English word for the very different term har, which has a much more extended sense than gibeah, meaning a whole district. For instance, in Ex. 24:4 the “hill” is the same which is elsewhere in
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
HILL. The rendering of several words in the original.1. “Hill” (Heb. gib˓â; “high”), from a root that seems to indicate curvature or humpishness, peculiarly applicable to the rounded hills of Palestine (Ex. 17:9; 1 Sam. 7:1; etc.).2. “Mountain” (Heb. har). Our translators have also employed the English
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Hill(1.) Heb. gib’eah, a curved or rounded hill, such as are common to Palestine (Ps. 65:12; 72:3; 114:4, 6).(2.) Heb. har, properly a mountain range rather than an individual eminence (Ex. 24:4, 12, 13, 18; Num. 14:40, 44, 45). In Deut. 1:7, Josh. 9:1; 10:40; 11:16, it denotes the elevated district
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
HILL — a rise in the land that is higher than a mound but lower than a mountain. The Bible contains many references to the hills of the land of Palestine (Josh. 24:33; 1 Kin. 11:7). Altars to pagan gods were often built on hills (Ezek. 6:13).
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
MountainMountains and hills proliferate in biblical landscapes, numbering approximately five hundred references. No clear distinction can be made between mountains and hills in biblical imagery. Together they represent an elevated terrain or region. A well-known rhetorical feature of biblical parallelism
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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.
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
HILL.—In Lk 3:5, 23:30 ὅρος is distinguished from βουνός, which in LXX commonly stands for נִּבִעָה, and as representing the lesser eminence, is properly rendered ‘hill.’ Language like that of 23:30 is used in hyperbole to-day by Easterns, of preparing a highway for royalty through a practically roadless
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 Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
hill. Natural land elevations in Palestine are seldom more than 3,000 ft. high, and therefore what English Bibles call “mountains” may in some other parts of the world be regarded as nothing more than high hills. Only familiarity with the geography of the land will enable the reader to know what sort