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Gilead

(gĭl`ēăd), in the Bible. 1 Eponym of the Gileadites, grandson of Manasseh. 2 Gadite. 3 Jephthah's father. 4 City near Mizpah, denounced by HoseaHosea
, prophetic book of the Bible. It relates something of the career of the prophet Hosea who preached against the sins of the northern kingdom of Israel in the third quarter of the 8th cent. B.C.
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. 5 Fertile, mountainous region, NE of the Dead Sea. In the Bible, it was allotted to Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh and was noted for its spices, myrrh, and balm. It was the home of Jair, Jephthah, and Elijah, and here Jacob met Laban; Ishbosheth was once its king, and in it David found refuge from Absalom. After the partition of Israel it became part of the northern kingdom. It was captured by Assyria. Hosea denounced it. It has been called variously Mt. Gilead, Land of Gilead, and Gilead.

Gilead

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a historic mountainous region east of the River Jordan, rising over 1200 m (4000 ft.)

Gilead

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Old Testament a grandson of Manasseh; ancestor of the Coileadites (Numbers 26: 29--30)
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WASHINGTON, June 27 (KUNA) -- President Barack Obama extended "deepest and heartfelt condolences" Monday to the families of the three teenagers Eyal Yifrach, Gil'ad Shr, and Naftali Fraenkel who were kidnapped and found dead.
Israel expects the international community to work for the immediate release of Gil'ad Shalit", an Israeli soldier captured on June 25, 2006 and kept hostage by Hamas.
You are beautiful my wife You are beautiful Your eyes are pigeons through your braid Your hair is like a herd of goats That rode down the Gil'ad Mountain"
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