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Gilead

[gil-ee-uh d]
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noun
  1. a district of ancient Palestine, E of the Jordan River, in present N Jordan.
  2. Mount, a mountain in NW Jordan. 3596 feet (1096 meters).
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Gilead1

noun
  1. a historic mountainous region east of the River Jordan, rising over 1200 m (4000 ft)
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Gilead2

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  1. Old Testament a grandson of Manasseh; ancestor of the Coileadites (Numbers 26: 29–30)
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Word Origin and History for gilead

Gilead

Biblical site (Gen. xxxi:21, etc.), traditionally from the name of a grandson of Manasseh, perhaps from Aramaic gal "heap of stones."

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