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gilead


gilead


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Gilead,  NE  (village,  FIPS  18720) 
  Location:  40.14650  N,  97.41495  W 
  Population  (1990):  37  (23  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  68362 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Gilead 
  hill  of  testimony,  (Gen.  31:21),  a  mountainous  region  east  of 
  Jordan.  From  its  mountainous  character  it  is  called  "the  mount 
  of  Gilead"  (Gen.  31:25).  It  is  called  also  "the  land  of  Gilead" 
  (Num.  32:1),  and  sometimes  simply  Gilead"  (Ps.  60:7;  Gen. 
  37:25).  It  comprised  the  possessions  of  the  tribes  of  Gad  and 
  Reuben  and  the  south  part  of  Manasseh  (Deut.  3:13;  Num.  32:40). 
  It  was  bounded  on  the  north  by  Bashan,  and  on  the  south  by  Moab 
  and  Ammon  (Gen.  31:21;  Deut.  3:12-17).  "Half  Gilead"  was 
  possessed  by  Sihon,  and  the  other  half,  separated  from  it  by  the 
  river  Jabbok,  by  Og  king  of  Bashan.  The  deep  ravine  of  the 
  river  Hieromax  (the  modern  Sheriat  el-Mandhur)  separated  Bashan 
  from  Gilead,  which  was  about  60  miles  in  length  and  20  in 
  breadth,  extending  from  near  the  south  end  of  the  Lake  of 
  Gennesaret  to  the  north  end  of  the  Dead  Sea.  Abarim,  Pisgah, 
  Nebo,  and  Peor  are  its  mountains  mentioned  in  Scripture. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Gilead,  the  heap  or  mass  of  testimony