Places Study on Geliloth

Places Study on Geliloth

Joshua 18: And was drawn from the north, and went forth to Enshemesh, and went forth toward Geliloth, which is over against the going up of Adummim, and descended to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben,

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Geliloth
Circles; regions, a place in the border of Benjamin (Joshua 18:17 ); called Gilgal in 15:7.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Geliloth
(gehl' ih lahth) Place name meaning, “circles” or “regions.” A border point north of Jerusalem in tribal allotment of Benjamin (Joshua 18:17 ). It appears to correspond to Gilgal in the description of Judah Joshua 15:7 . See Gilgal .



Hitchcock's Bible Names - Geliloth
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Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Geliloth
Joshua 18:17. One of the southern bounds of Benjamin, "over against the going up (ascent) of Adummim." Gilgal occupied the same position "before the going up of Adummim" (Joshua 15:7) on the northern boundary of Judah, which is the southern bound of Benjamin; therefore Grove would substitute "Gilgal" for "Geliloth." Its derivation is gaalal "to roll"; like the Scotch "links," meaning both the windings of the stream (Geliloth is near the Jordan) and the coasts; whereas Ciccar is the circle of vegetation or dwellings round the bends of the water.

Conder connects Geliloth with the "tells" or mounds of Palestine, which he thinks to be the accumulated refuse of sun-dried bricks, which served as a platform on which others were baked, as at the present day in India and Egypt. They are found in the Jordan valley, and in the plain of Esdraelon. They always occur near water, and in alluvial clay plains, as in the clay lands between Succoth and Zarthan, where Solomon east his temple brasswork.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Geliloth
GELILOTH (‘stone circles,’ Joshua 18:17 ). Identical with the Gilgal of Joshua 15:7 , and possibly with the Bath-gilgal of Nehemiah 12:29 . It was a place on the border of Benjamin and Judah near the Ascent of Adummim. This last was probably in the neighbourhood of Tal‘ at ed-dum , a hill near the so-called ‘Inn of the Good Samaritan’ on the carriage road to Jericho. The word gelîlôth occurs also in the Heb. in Joshua 13:2 ; Joshua 22:10-11 and Joel 3:4 , and is tr. [Note: translate or translation.] in AV [Note: Authorized Version.] either ‘borders’ or ‘coasts,’ RV [Note: Revised Version.] ‘regions.’

E. W. G. Masterman.

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Geliloth - " Gilgal occupied the same position "before the going up of Adummim" (Joshua 15:7) on the northern boundary of Judah, which is the southern bound of Benjamin; therefore Grove would substitute "Gilgal" for "Geliloth. " Its derivation is gaalal "to roll"; like the Scotch "links," meaning both the windings of the stream (Geliloth is near the Jordan) and the coasts; whereas Ciccar is the circle of vegetation or dwellings round the bends of the water. ... Conder connects Geliloth with the "tells" or mounds of Palestine, which he thinks to be the accumulated refuse of sun-dried bricks, which served as a platform on which others were baked, as at the present day in India and Egypt
Gel'Iloth - ( Joshua 18:17 ) The name Geliloth never occurs again in this locality, and it therefore seems probable that Gilgal is the right reading
Geliloth - Geliloth (‘stone circles,’ Joshua 18:17 )
Gil'Gal - In (Joshua 18:17 ) it is given as Geliloth
Gilgal - But in Joshua 18:17 the same place is called Geliloth, which cannot be traced
Gilgal - (See Geliloth
Olives, Mount of - , 52), either from its having been the lodging place of Galilaeans coming up to Jerusalem or from corruption of an ancient name, perhaps Geliloth, on Benjamin's southern boundary (Joshua 18:17)