Lectionary Calendar
Saturday, April 13th, 2024
the Second Week after Easter
Attention!
Partner with StudyLight.org as God uses us to make a difference for those displaced by Russia's war on Ukraine.
Click to donate today!

Bible Dictionaries
Galeed

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Search for…
or
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Prev Entry
Galbanum
Next Entry
Galilee
Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

GALEED (‘cairn of witness’). The name which, according to Genesis 31:47 , was given by Jacob to the cairn erected on the occasion of the compact between him and Laban. There is evidently a characteristic attempt also to account in this way for the name Gilead . The respective proceedings of Jacob and of Laban are uncertain, for the narrative is not only of composite origin, but has suffered through the introduction of glosses into the text. It is pretty certain that we should read ‘Laban’ instead of ‘Jacob’ in Genesis 31:45 . The LXX [Note: Septuagint.] seeks unsuccessfully to reduce the narrative to order by means of transpositions.

Bibliography Information
Hastings, James. Entry for 'Galeed'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hdb/​g/galeed.html. 1909.
adsFree icon
Ads FreeProfile