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  1. the name of several places in ancient Palestine, especially a site near Jericho where the Israelites encamped after crossing the Jordan. Josh. 4:19–24.
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Examples from the Web for gilgal

Historical Examples

  • So when Joshua came to Gilgal, he divided all these spoils among the soldiers.

    The Antiquities of the Jews

    Flavius Josephus

  • Hitherto it had remained at Gilgal, the headquarters and dept of the nation.

  • All the adults in the congregation of Gilgal stood up as one man.

  • After Samuel had departed from Gilgal, Saul found it useless to remain there.

  • After this scene in Gilgal, the king and the prophet avoided each other.