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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Gebal

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A line (or natural boundary, as a mountain range).
  • A tract in the land of Edom south of the Dead Sea (Psalm 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.

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

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    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Gebal'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/g/gebal.html. 1897.

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