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Gebal [N] [H] [S]

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

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

  • 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.

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Gebal". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .