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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaGALEED
gal'-e-ed (gal`edh): Derived from the Hebrew gal, "a heap of stones," and `edh, "witness." The meaning therefore is "cairn" or "heap of witness," corresponding to yeghar-sahddhutha' in Aramaic (Genesis 31:47). It is applied to the cairn raised by Jacob and Laban, beside which they sealed their covenant in a common meal, the memory of which they appealed to the silent cairn to preserve. The ancient custom of associating events with inanimate objects as witnesses is often illustrated in Hebrew history (Joshua 4:4, etc.). There may be in this narrative a suggestion of how the name "Gilead" came to be applied to that country.
Strong's Hebrew1567. Galed -- "witness-pile," a memorial of stones East of the ...
... "witness-pile," a memorial of stones East of the Jordan River. Transliteration:
Galed Phonetic Spelling: (gal-ade') Short Definition: Galeed. ... Galeed. ...
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Syria at the Beginning of the Egyptian Conquest
The First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
Hitchcock's Bible Names DictionaryGaleed
Smith's Bible DictionaryGaleed
(the heap of witness), the name given by Jacob to the heap which he and Laban made on Mount Gilead in witness of the masses, but sometimes found in yellowish tear-like drops. But, though galbanum itself is well known, the plant which yields it has not been exactly determined.
Easton's Bible DictionaryHeap of witness, the name of the pile of stones erected by Jacob and Laban to Mark the league of friendship into which they entered with each other (Genesis 31:47, 48). This was the name given to the "heap" by Jacob. It is Hebrew, while the name Jegar-sahadutha, given to it by Laban, is Aramaic (Chaldee or Syriac). Probably Nahor's family originally spoke Aramaic, and Abraham and his descendants learned Hebrew, a kindred dialect, in the land of Canaan.
ThesaurusGaleed (2 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. GALEED. ...Galeed (2 Occurrences). Genesis 31:47
Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed. ...
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Jegarsahadutha (1 Occurrence)
Jegar-sahadutha (1 Occurrence)
Jegar-saha-dutha (1 Occurrence)
Laban (52 Occurrences)
Gale (8 Occurrences)
Je'gar-sahadu'tha (1 Occurrence)
Jegar (1 Occurrence)
Gales (1 Occurrence)
Bible ConcordanceGaleed (2 Occurrences)
Genesis 31:47 Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha, but Jacob called it Galeed.
Genesis 31:48 Laban said, "This heap is witness between me and you this day." Therefore it was named Galeed
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