1537. Gilgal
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Gilgal: "circle (of stones)," the name of several places in Palestine
Original Word: הַגִּלְגָּל
Part of Speech: Proper Name Location
Transliteration: Gilgal
Phonetic Spelling: (ghil-gawl')
Short Definition: Gilgal

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from the same as gilgal
"circle (of stones)," the name of several places in Pal.
NASB Translation
Gilgal (40).

II. גִּלְגָּל proper name, of a location (= (sacred) circle of stones; compare Di on Joshua 5:9, where word-play on roll away, off) — with article except Joshua 5:9; Joshua 12:23; —

1 place east of Jericho, where Israel lay encamped Joshua 4:19,20; Joshua 5:9,10; Joshua 9:6; Joshua 10:7,9; Joshua 14:6 compare also Micah 6:5 & Judges 3:19 הַמְּסִילִים ׳אֲשֶׁר אֶתהַֿגּ;? modern Tell Jeljul BdPal 169; perhaps also the place where sacrifices were offered 1 Samuel 10:8; 1 Samuel 11:14,15 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 13:4,7,8,12,15 (in 1 Samuel 13:15 insert also with other words, Dr compare We) 1 Samuel 15:12,21,33; place of illicit sacrifice Hosea 4:15; Hosea 9:15; Hosea 12:12; Amos 4:4; Amos 5:5 (twice in verse), named also Judges 2:1; 1 Samuel 7:16; 2 Samuel 19:16; 2 Samuel 19:41; ? = בֵּית הַגִּלְגָּל Nehemiah 12:29.

2 place on border between Judah & Benjamin Joshua 15:17 (= גְּלִילוֺת Joshua 18:17 compare Di).

3 place in Northern Israel, dwelling of prophets 2 Kings 2:1; 2 Kings 4:38, modern Jiljilie south from Nâbulus, southwest from Seilûn (Shiloh) compare Di RiHWB 518.

4 place in Northern Israel near Mt. Gerizim and Mt. Ebal Deuteronomy 11:30, identification with

3 by Ke RiHWB 518 SchenkelBL SS; but compare Di.

5 in phrase מֶלֶךְ גּוֺיִם לְגִּלְגָּל Joshua 12:23, in list of Canaanitish kings; probably name of a (northern) district compare Di (B βασιλέα Γεεὶ τῆς Γαλιλαίας — but ᵐ5L & Manuscripts Γοειμ τῆς Γελγελ); Di compare Isaiah 8:23.


The same as gilgal (with the article as a properly, noun); Gilgal, the name of three places in Palestine -- Gilgal. See also Beyth hag-Gllgal.

see HEBREW gilgal

see HEBREW Beyth hag-Gllgal

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