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Gebal

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Gebal

A line (or natural boundary, as a mountain range).

1. A tract in the land of Edom south of the Dead Sea (Psalms 83:7); now called Djebal.

2. A Phoenician city, not far from the sea coast, to the north of Beyrout (Ezekiel 27:9); called by the Greeks Byblos. Now Jibeil. Mentioned in the Amarna tablets.

An important Phoenician text, referring to the temple of Baalath, on a monument of Yehu-melek, its king (probably B.C. 600), has been discovered.


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Gebal

bound; limit


Naves Topical Index
Gebal

1. A city south of Sidon

Given to Reuben
Joshua 13:5

People of, work for Solomon
1 Kings 5:18

Shipbuilders in
Ezekiel 27:9

2. A district near the Dead Sea
Psalms 83:7


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Gebal

(mountain), a maritime town of Phoenicia, near Tyre, (Ezekiel 27:9) known by the Greeks as Byblus. It is called Jebail by the Arabs, thus reviving the old biblical name.


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Gebalites

(1 Kings 5:18 R.V., in A.V. incorrectly rendered, after the Targum, "stone-squarers," but marg. "Giblites"), the inhabitants of Gebal (2).