a line (or natural boundary, as a mountain range). (1.) A tract in the land of Edom south of the Dead Sea (Ps. 83:7); now called Djebal. (2.) A Phoenician city, not far from the sea coast, to the north of Beyrout (Ezek. 27:9); called by the Greeks Byblos. Now Jibeil. Mentioned in the Amarna tablets. An important Phoenician text, referring to the temple of Baalath, on a monument of Yehu-melek, its king (probably B.C. 600), has been discovered.
gebal halted short in his headlong plunge, as if he had encountered a solid barrier.
The stele of Jehawmelek, king of gebal, found here, is one of the most important of Phoenician monuments.
Now, gebal, take this to Hamilcar, quick; and you shall have some cake.
The other towns which still continued to be of some importance were Aradus, and gebal or Byblus.
Of the remaining Phoenician cities the most important seems to have been gebal, or Byblus.
But Sidon was still older, older even than gebal, the sacred city of the goddess Baaltis.
Jerome speaks of gebal and Gerizim as two mountains close together, shown in his day just west of Jericho.
It had been besieged for two months by Ebed-Asherah, who had vainly attempted to corrupt the loyalty of the governor of gebal.
gebal was wrapped up in folds of woollen cloth, which Bichri had provided for him, but was almost too paralysed to make a grimace.
Provisions began to be scarce in gebal, and the governor writes to Egypt for corn.