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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
GEBAL. 1. A place apparently S. of the Dead Sea, whose inhabitants made a league with Edomites, Moabites, and the Bedouin of the Arabah against Israel, on some unknown occasion ( Psalms 83:7 ), possibly the Gentile attack described in 1Ma 5:1-68 . It is the modern Jebal . 2. A town in PhÅ“nicia, now Jebeil . It was theoretically (never actually) within the borders of the Promised Land ( Joshua 13:5 ). It provided builders for Solomon ( 1 Kings 5:18 RV [Note: Revised Version.] Gebalites, AV [Note: Authorized Version.] ‘stone-squarers’) and ships’ caulkers for Tyre ( Ezekiel 27:9 ).
R. A. S. Macalister.
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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Gebal'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/g/gebal.html. 1909.