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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Beth-Gamul

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(Heb. Beyth Gamul', בֵּית גָּמוּל, house of the weaned, or possibly camel- house; Sept. οϊ v κος v. r. Γαιμώλ v. r. Γαμῶλα ), a city, apparently in the "plain country" of Moab, denounced by the prophet (Jeremiah 48:23). Dr. Smith suggests (Biblical Researches, 3, Append. p. 153) that it is the modern Um-Jemal, a ruined site on the road (south according to Burckhardt, p. 106) from Busrah to Dera (his Edrei); which is probably correct, although it is difficult to believe that Moab ever extended so far north. (See BOZRAH).

Prof. Merrill gives some reasons for thinking that Moab may have been popularly regarded as including the modern Um el-Jemal (East of the Jordan, p. 86). He gives a detailed description of the place (p. 82).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Beth-Gamul'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/b/beth-gamul.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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