and Jacob saith to his brethren, 'Gather stones,' and they take stones, and make a heap; and they eat there on the heap;
Genesis 31:46 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Made a heap - גל gal, translated heap, signifies properly a round heap; and this heap was probably made for the double purpose of an altar and a table, and Jacob's stone or pillar was set on it for the purpose of a memorial.
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Joshua 7:26 And they raised over him a great heap of stones to this day. So the LORD turned from the fierceness of his anger...
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an heap. The word gal, rendered 'heap,' properly signifies a round heap or circle; probably like the Druidical remains in this country, which have been traced in India, Persia, Western Asia, Greece, and Northern Europe. These usually consist of irregular circles of large stones, with a principal one in the midst; the former probably being used for seats, and the latter for an altar; corresponding to the stone set up as a pillar by Jacob, and the heap of stones collected by his brethren. They appear to have been used, as Gilgal undoubtedly was, (Jos.
Genesis 4:5 But to Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return to the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are...
Genesis 3:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
1 Samuel 7:16 And he went from year to year in circuit to Bethel, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all those places.
1 Samuel 10:8 And you shall go down before me to Gilgal; and, behold, I will come down to you, to offer burnt offerings...
1 Samuel 10:17 And Samuel called the people together to the LORD to Mizpeh;
1 Samuel 11:15 And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal...
1 Samuel 13:7 And some of the Hebrews went over Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. As for Saul, he was yet in Gilgal...
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1 Samuel 19:15 And Saul sent the messengers again to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him.
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.) as temples, and as places for holding councils, and assembling the people. For a satisfactory elucidation of this subject, consult the Fragments to Calmet, Nos.
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