Golan
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Golan

passage; revolution

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Golan

(circle), a city of Bashan, (4:43) allotted out of the half tribe of Manasseh to the Levites, (Joshua 21:27) and one of the three cities of refuge east of the Jordan. ch (Joshua 20:8) Its very site is now unknown. It gave its name to the province of Gaulanitis. It lay east of Galilee and north of Gadaritis [GADARA], and corresponds to the modern province of Jaulan .

ATS Bible Dictionary
Golan

A Levitical city of refuge, in the northwest portion of Bashan. It lay east or northeast of the Sea of Galilee, but its site is now lost. See GAULAN.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Exile, a city of Bashan (Deuteronomy 4:43), one of the three cities of refuge east of Jordan, about 12 miles north-east of the Sea of Galilee (Joshua 20:8). There are no further notices of it in Scripture. It became the head of the province of Gaulanitis, one of the four provinces into which Bashan was divided after the Babylonish captivity, and almost identical with the modern Jaulan, in Western Hauran, about 39 miles in length and 18 in breath.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GOLAN; GAULONITIS

go'-lan (golan), (Gaulanitis): Golan was a city in the territory allotted to Manasseh in Bashan, the most northerly of the three cities of refuge East of the Jordan (Deuteronomy 4:43 Joshua 20:8); assigned with its "suburbs" to the Gershonite Levites (Joshua 21:27 1 Chronicles 6:71). It must have been a great and important city in its day; but the site cannot now be determined with any certainty. It was known to Josephus (Ant., XIII, xv, 3). Near Golan Alexander was ambushed by Obodas, king of the Arabians; and his army, crowded together in a narrow and deep valley, was broken in pieces by the multitude of camels (BJ, I, iv, 4). This incident is located at Gadara in Ant, XIII, xiii, 5. Later, Golan was destroyed by Alexander. It had already given its name to a large district, Gaulonitis (BJ, III, iii, 1, 5; IV, i, 1). It formed the eastern boundary of Galilee. It was part of the tetrarchy of Philip (Ant., XVII, viii, 1; XVIII, iv, 6). The city was known to Eusebius as "a large village," giving its name to the surrounding country (Onomasticon, under the word Gaulon). This country must have corresponded roughly with the modern Jaulan, in which the ancient name is preserved. The boundaries of the province today are Mt. Hermon on the North, Jordan and the Sea of Galilee on the West, Wady Yarmuk on the South, and Nahr `Allan on the East. This plateau, which in the North is about 3,000 ft. high, slopes gradually southward to a height of about 1,000 ft. It is entirely volcanic, and there are many cone-like peaks of extinct volcanoes, especially toward the North It affords good pasturage, and has long been a favorite summer grazing-ground of the nomads. Traces of ancient forests remain, but for the most part today it is treeless. To the East of the Sea of Galilee the soil is deep and rich. Splendid crops of wheat are grown here, and olives flourish in the hollows. The country is furrowed by deep valleys that carry the water southwestward into the Sea of Galilee. This region has not yet been subjected to thorough examination, but many important ruins have been found, which tell of a plentiful and prosperous population in times long past. The best description of these, and of the region generally, will be found in Schumacher's The Jaulan, and Across the Jordan. To him also we owe the excellent maps which carry us eastward to the province of el-Chauran.

Schumacher inclines to the belief that the ancient Golan may be represented by Sahm el-Jaulan, a large village fully 4 miles East of Nahr `Allan, and 4 miles Southeast of Tsil. The extensive ruins probably date from early in the Christian era. The buildings are of stone, many of them of Spacious dimensions, while the streets are wide and straight. The inhabitants number not more than 280. The surrounding soil is rich and well watered, bearing excellent crops. The present writer, after personal examination, corroborates Dr. Schumacher's description. Standing in the open country, it would be seen from afar; and it was easily accessible from all directions.

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
1474. Golan -- a city and a region East of the Jordan in Manasseh
... 1473, 1474. Golan. 1475 . a city and a region East of the Jordan in Manasseh.
Transliteration: Golan Phonetic Spelling: (go-lawn') Short Definition: Golan. ...
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Library

Six Cities
... [Illustration: Golan]. Sixth City"Golan. GOLAN was situated in Bashan, in the tribe
of Manasseh, among the pastoral hills north of the lake of Gennesaret. ...
/.../macduff/the cities of refuge or the name of jesus/ii six cities.htm

What Actions were done by Alexander Janneus, who Reigned Twenty ...
... 4. However, when he fought with Obodas, king of the Arabians, who had laid an ambush
for him near Golan, and a plot against him, he lost his entire army, which ...
/.../chapter 4 what actions were.htm

The Cities of Refuge
... eastward, they assigned Bezer in the wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe
of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/the cities of refuge.htm

The Gospel Refuge.
... RAMOTH, Exaltation. GOLAN, Joy. ... I think her favourite city would have been GOLAN,
"Joy." Her heart seemed ever to be filled with "peace and joy in believing.". ...
/.../macduff/the cities of refuge or the name of jesus/iii the gospel refuge.htm

The Six Cities.
... eastward, they assigned Bezer in the wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe
of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan ...
/.../macduff/the cities of refuge or the name of jesus/ii the six cities.htm

The Cities of Refuge.
... These cities were six in number: Kedesh, Shechem, and Kirjath-arba, on the west
of Jordan; and Bezer, Ramoth, and Golan, on the east of that river. ...
/.../anonymous/mother stories from the old testament/the cities of refuge.htm

Of the Cities of Refuge.
... a vineyard: Hebron in Judea against Bezer in the wilderness: Shechem in mount Ephraim
against Ramoth in Gilead: Kedesh in mount Napthali against Golan in Basan ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 50 of the cities.htm

Perea. Beyond Jordan.
... with them. Golan was the chief city of this country, Joshua 20:8. Whence
is Gaulonitis, and that "Upper and Nether Gaulonitis.". In ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 91 perea beyond jordan.htm

How Antiochus, who was Called Dionysus, and after Him Aretas Made ...
... best part of Zeno's treasures, and there he encompassed the place with three walls;
and when he had taken the city by fighting, he marched to Golan and Seleucia ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 15 how antiochus who.htm

How the Hebrews Fought with the Midianites, and Overcame Them.
... Now the cities which were set apart for this flight were these: Bezer, at the borders
of Arabia; Ramoth, of the land of Gilead; and Golan, in the land of Bashan ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 7 how the hebrews.htm

Thesaurus
Golan (4 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. GOLAN; GAULONITIS. go'-lan (golan),
(Gaulanitis): Golan was a city in the territory allotted to ...
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Gaulonitis
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia GOLAN; GAULONITIS. go'-lan (golan),
(Gaulanitis): Golan was a city in the territory allotted to ...
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Bashan (54 Occurrences)
... Along with the half of Gilead it was given to the half-tribe of Manasseh (Joshua
13:29-31). Golan, one of its cities, became a "city of refuge" (Joshua 21:27). ...
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Refuge (111 Occurrences)
... 2. On the east of Jordan were, (1) Golan, in Bashan; (2) Ramoth-Gilead, in Gad;
and (3) Bezer, in Reuben. (See under each of these names.). ...
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Tableland (8 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 4:43 Bezer in the wilderness, in the table-land, for the Reubenites;
and Ramoth in Gilead, for the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, for the Manassites ...
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Table-land (8 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 4:43 namely , Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, for the
Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, for the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, for ...
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Ramoth (30 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 4:43 namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, for the
Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, for the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, for the ...
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Plateau (13 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 4:43 Bezer in the wilderness, in the plateau, of the Reubenites, and
Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites, and Golan in Bashan, of the Manassites. ...
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Bezer (5 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 4:43 namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, for the
Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, for the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, for the ...
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Pasturelands (42 Occurrences)
... Joshua 21:27 They gave to the children of Gershon, of the families of the Levites,
out of the half-tribe of Manasseh Golan in Bashan with its suburbs, the city ...
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Concordance
Golan (4 Occurrences)

Deuteronomy 4:43
namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, for the Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, for the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, for the Manassites.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 20:8
Beyond the Jordan at Jericho eastward, they assigned Bezer in the wilderness in the plain out of the tribe of Reuben, Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan out of the tribe of Manasseh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 21:27
They gave to the children of Gershon, of the families of the Levites, out of the half-tribe of Manasseh Golan in Bashan with its suburbs, the city of refuge for the manslayer, and Be Eshterah with its suburbs; two cities.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 6:71
To the sons of Gershom were given, out of the family of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Golan in Bashan with its suburbs, and Ashtaroth with its suburbs;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Gaulan or Golan

Golan

Golan: A Levitical City

Golan: Given to the Tribe of Manasseh As a City of Refuge

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Gaulonitis

Bashan (54 Occurrences)

Refuge (111 Occurrences)

Tableland (8 Occurrences)

Table-land (8 Occurrences)

Ramoth (30 Occurrences)

Plateau (13 Occurrences)

Bezer (5 Occurrences)

Pasturelands (42 Occurrences)

Ashtaroth (13 Occurrences)

Suburbs (75 Occurrences)

Manas'seh (123 Occurrences)

Pasture (120 Occurrences)

Gadite (14 Occurrences)

Grass-lands (42 Occurrences)

Gershomites (2 Occurrences)

Gaulanitis

Gadites (32 Occurrences)

Ramothgilead (19 Occurrences)

Ramoth-gilead (20 Occurrences)

Reubenites (37 Occurrences)

Reubenite (16 Occurrences)

Eshterah (1 Occurrence)

Eshtarah (1 Occurrence)

Designated (22 Occurrences)

Goings (42 Occurrences)

Manas'sites (10 Occurrences)

Manassahite (2 Occurrences)

Manassites (7 Occurrences)

Beesh'terah (1 Occurrence)

Beesh-terah (1 Occurrence)

Be-eshterah (1 Occurrence)

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Ash'taroth (12 Occurrences)

Gershom (16 Occurrences)

Hauran (2 Occurrences)

Taker (26 Occurrences)

Man-slayer (20 Occurrences)

Slayer (23 Occurrences)

Lands (226 Occurrences)

Gershonites (17 Occurrences)

Manasseh (140 Occurrences)

Outskirts (38 Occurrences)

Accused (29 Occurrences)

Beeshterah (1 Occurrence)

Assigned (64 Occurrences)

Manslayer (20 Occurrences)

Gilead (130 Occurrences)

Gershon (23 Occurrences)

Eastward (72 Occurrences)

Half-tribe (38 Occurrences)

Namely (81 Occurrences)

Selection (71 Occurrences)

Murder (41 Occurrences)

Half (135 Occurrences)

Plain (113 Occurrences)

Clans (120 Occurrences)

Towns (450 Occurrences)

Clan (96 Occurrences)

Gold (429 Occurrences)

Safe (388 Occurrences)

Jericho (59 Occurrences)

Gad (78 Occurrences)

Reuben (73 Occurrences)

Palestine (1 Occurrence)

East (228 Occurrences)

Cities (427 Occurrences)

Levites (267 Occurrences)

Names (133 Occurrences)

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