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Gilgal is a place name in the Hebrew Bible. The Bible explains the name as being in memory of the Circumcision of the Israelites on that spot (Joshua 5:9) - removing the reproach of Egypt. This etymology, however, is most likely to be a folk etymology, since although Gilgal sounds like Gallothi, which is Hebrew for I have removed, a more accurate translation of Gilgal is circle of standing stones. 11th century manuscript of the Hebrew Bible with Targum This article discusses usage of the term Hebrew Bible. For the article on the Hebrew Bible itself, see Tanakh. ... Folk etymology (or popular etymology) is a linguistic term for a category of false etymology which has grown up in popular lore, as opposed to one which arose in scholarly usage. ...


Gilgal, mentioned in connection with the entering of the promised land, is said to have been "on the eastern border of Jericho" (Joshua 4:19). It has been identified with Khirbet en-Nitleh, but today scholars regard Khirbet El Mafjir as the more probable identification. Khirbet El Mafjir is located 2 km northeast of ancient Jericho. Jericho (Arabic أريحا [▶]; ʼArīḥā; Hebrew יְרִיחוֹ [▶]; Standard Hebrew Yəriḥo; Tiberian Hebrew Yərîḫô, Yərîḥô) is a town in the West Bank, near the Jordan River. ...


It was the first encampment after crossing the Jordan river. At Gilgal all male persons were circumcised, because this had not been done in the wilderness. Joshua set up the twelve stones taken from the middle of the riverbed (Joshua chapters 4 and 5). This article is about the Jordan River and its valley in western Asia. ... josh is very gay Joshua or Yehoshúa (יְהוֹשֻׁעַ The LORD of/is help/court, Standard Hebrew Yəhošúaʿ, Tiberian Hebrew Yəhôšuªʿ) is a Biblical character, much of whose life is described in the Book of Joshua. ...


Although opinions may differ, the Gilgal mentioned in 2 Book of Kings, is commonly believed to be another place. It is said that Elijah and Elisha went down to Bethel from Gilgal, which means the place must have been in a mountainous region. This does not seem to fit the first mentioned place. It has been identified with the village Jiljilia, about 11 km north of Bethel. Elijah (אֱלִיָּהוּ Whose/my God is the Lord, Standard Hebrew Eliyyáhu, Tiberian Hebrew ʾĔliyyāhû), also Elias (NT Greek Ἠλίας), is a prophet of the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. ... Elisha (אֱלִישַׁע My God is salvation, Standard Hebrew Elišaʿ, Tiberian Hebrew ʾĔlîšaʿ) was the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah; he became the attendant and disciple of Elijah (1 Kings 19:16-19). ... Bethel, also written as Beth El or Beth-El, is a Semitic word that has acquired various meanings. ...


It is then uncertain which one of the places that was included in Samuel's annual circuit. There he offered sacrifices after Saul was anointed as king. He also renewed Saul's kingship together with the people (1 Samuel chapters 7 and 11). This article is about the Samuel in the Hebrew Bible. ... Saul (שאול המלך) (or Shaul) (שָׁאוּל Borrowed, Standard Hebrew Šaʾul, Tiberian Hebrew Šāʾûl) was the first king of the ancient Kingdom of Israel described in the Hebrew Bible. ...


It may have been the second mentioned place, or yet another Gilgal, that is mentioned in Deuteronomy 11:29,30, as having Garizim and Ebal in front of it. Mount Gerizim; archaeological research Mount Gerizim (Samaritan Hebrew Ar-garízim, Arabic جبل جرزيم Jabal Jarizīm, Tiberian Hebrew הַר גְּרִזִּים Har Gərizzîm, Standard Hebrew הַר גְּרִיזִּים Har Gərizzim) is a mountain in the West Bank near Nablus which is sacred to the Samaritan sect. ... Mount Ebal, a mountain peak 940 meters above sea level just north of the West Bank city of Nablus. ...


The Gilgal mentioned in a list of conquests under the leadership of Joshua (Joshua 12:7) may be the result of a scribal error. Some believe it should really have been Galilee. But it may have been the place marked by the modern village Jiljulieh, south of Antipatris, which lies northeast of Joppa. But another Gilgal, under the slightly different form of Kilkilieh, lies about two miles east of Antipatris. Galilee (Arabic al-jaleel الجليل, Hebrew hagalil הגליל), meaning circuit, is a large area overlapping with much of the North District of Israel. ... Joppa is a Biblical name for the Israeli city of Yafo, otherwise known as Jaffa, now a part of Tel Aviv-Yafo. ...


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Gilgal - LoveToKnow 1911 (416 words)
This site, which in the middle ages appears to have been lost - Gilgal being shown farther north - was in 1865 recovered by a German traveller (Hermann Zschokke), and fixed by the English survey party, though not beyond dispute.
This sanctuary and camp of Israel held a high place in the national regard, and is often mentioned in Judges and Samuel.
This may have been Amos's Gilgal and was almost certainly that of r Mace.
Gilgal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (408 words)
Gilgal, mentioned in connection with the entering of the promised land, is said to have been "on the eastern border of Jericho" (Joshua 4:19).
It may have been the second mentioned place, or yet another Gilgal, that is mentioned in Deuteronomy 11:29,30, as having Garizim and Ebal in front of it.
The Gilgal mentioned in a list of conquests under the leadership of Joshua (Joshua 12:7) may be the result of a scribal error.
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