Gilead

Gilead is a mountainous area east of the Jordan River. Gilead is sometimes called "the mount of Gilead" (Gen. 31:25), "the land of Gilead" (Num. 32:1), and sometimes just "Gilead" (Ps. 60:7; Gen. 37:25).

Gilead in ancient times was bounded on the north by Bashan and on the south by Moab and Ammon (Gen. 31:21; Deut. 3:12-17).

The river Hieromax, which is the modern Sheriat el-Mandhur, ran between Gilead and Bashan.

In Deut. 3:13 and Num. 32:40, the lands given to the Israel tribes of Gad, Reuben and Manasseh fall within or overlap the area of Gilead.

Gilead appears in 80 Bible verses: Gen 31:21, Gen 31:23, Gen 31:25, Gen 37:25, Num 32:1, Num 32:26, Num 32:29, Num 32:39, Num 32:40, Deut 2:36, Deut 3:10, Deut 3:12, Deut 3:13, Deut 3:15, Deut 3:16, Deut 4:43, Deut 34:1, Josh 12:2, Josh 12:5, Josh 13:11, Josh 13:25, Josh 13:31, Josh 17:1, Josh 17:5, Josh 17:6, Josh 20:8, Josh 21:38, Josh 22:9, Josh 22:13, Josh 22:15, Josh 22:32, Judg 5:17, Judg 10:4, Judg 10:8, Judg 10:17, Judg 10:18, Judg 11:5, Judg 11:7, Judg 11:8, Judg 11:9, Judg 11:10, Judg 11:11, Judg 11:29, Judg 12:4, Judg 12:5, Judg 12:7, Judg 20:1, 1 Sam 13:7, 2 Sam 2:9, 2 Sam 17:26, 2 Sam 24:6, 1 Kgs 4:13, 1 Kgs 4:19, 1 Kgs 17:1, 2 Kgs 10:33, 2 Kgs 15:25, 2 Kgs 15:29, 1 Chr 2:22, 1 Chr 5:9, 1 Chr 5:10, 1 Chr 5:16, 1 Chr 6:80, 1 Chr 26:31, 1 Chr 27:21, Ps 60:7, Ps 108:8, Sng 4:1, Sng 6:5, Jer 8:22, Jer 22:6, Jer 46:11, Jer 50:19, Ezek 47:18, Hos 6:8, Hos 12:11, Amos 1:3, Amos 1:13, Obad 1:19, Mic 7:14 and Zech 10:10.

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