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HEBREW: 1567 delg Gal`ed
NAVE: Galeed
EBD: Galeed
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In Bible versions:

a monument of stones

the heap of witness
Google Maps: Galeed (32° 33´, 36° 0´)


Strongs #01567: delg Gal`ed

Galeed = "witness heap"

1) the pile of stones heaped up between Jacob and Laban to certify
their covenant; located on Mt Gilead

1567 Gal`ed gal-ade'

from 1530 and 5707; heap of testimony; Galed, a memorial
cairn East of the Jordan:-Galeed.
see HEBREW for 01530
see HEBREW for 05707

Galeed [EBD]

heap 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 (Gen. 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.

Galeed [NAVE]

GALEED, called also Jegar-sahadutha. The memorial of Jacob's and Laban's covenant, Gen. 31:47, 48.


(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.


(the heap of witness), the name given by Jacob to the heap which he and Laban made on Mount Gilead in witness of the covenant then entered into between them. (Genesis 31:47,48) comp. Genesis31:23,25


GALEED - 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 (Gen 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 (Josh 4:4 ff, etc.). There may be in this narrative a suggestion of how the name "Gilead" came to be applied to that country.

W. Ewing

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