- a district of ancient Palestine, E of the Jordan River, in present N Jordan.
- Mount, a mountain in NW Jordan. 3596 feet (1096 meters).
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Examples from the Web for gilead
Molina says Gilead is entitled to a return, but questions whether taxpayers should be paying so much of its acquisition costs.There’s a Life Saving New Drug. But You Can’t Afford It.
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February 28, 2014
Gilead abode beyond Jordan, and why did Dan remain in ships?Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
"We shot two hedgehogs, too, up there at the balm o' Gilead hill," said Tom.When Life Was Young
C. A. Stephens
And what is true of the land of Gilead is true of all lands bordering the Desert.
The daughter of Egypt received a wound which no balm of Gilead could cure.The Expositor's Bible
F. W. Farrar
There was no natural boundary on the east of Gilead and Bashan.The Expositor's Bible:The Book of Numbers
Robert A. Watson
- a historic mountainous region east of the River Jordan, rising over 1200 m (4000 ft)
- Old Testament a grandson of Manasseh; ancestor of the Coileadites (Numbers 26: 29–30)
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Word Origin and History for gilead
Biblical site (Gen. xxxi:21, etc.), traditionally from the name of a grandson of Manasseh, perhaps from Aramaic gal "heap of stones."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper