Word Summary
Gilgal: "circle (of stones)", the name of several places in Palestine
Original Word: גִּלְגָּל
Transliteration: Gilgal
Phonetic Spelling: (ghil-gawl')
Part of Speech: Proper Name Location
Short Definition: "circle (of stones)", the name of several places in Palestine
Meaning: Gilgal -- "circle (of stones)", the name of several places in Palestine
Strong's Concordance

The same as gilgal (with the article as a properly, noun); Gilgal, the name of three places in Palestine -- Gilgal. See also Beyth hag-Gllgal.

see HEBREW gilgal

see HEBREW Beyth hag-Gllgal


H1537. Gilgal

II. גִּלְגָּלproper name, of a location (= (sacred) circle of stones; compare Di on Joshua 5:9, where word-play on roll away, off) — with article except 5:9; 12:23; —

1 place east of Jericho, where Israel lay encamped Joshua 4:19-20, 5:9-10, 9:6; 10:7, 9; 14:6 compare also Micah 6:5 & Judges 3:19 אֶתהַֿגּ ׳אֲשֶׁר הַמְּסִילִים‎;? modern Tell Jeljul BdPal 169; perhaps also the place where sacrifices were offered 1 Samuel 10:8; 11:14-15, (twice in verse); 13:4, 7, 8, 12, 15 (in 13:15 insert also with other words, Dr compare We) 15:12, 21, 33; place of illicit sacrifice Hosea 4:15; 9:15; 12:12; Amos 4:4; 5:5 (twice in verse), named also Judges 2:1; 1 Samuel 7:16; 2 Samuel 19:16; 19:41; ? = הַגִּלְגָּל בֵּיתNehemiah 12:29.

2 place on border between Judah & Benjamin Joshua 15:17 (= גְּלִילוֺת18:17 compare Di).

3 place in Northern Israel, dwelling of prophets 2 Kings 2:1; 4:38, modern Jiljilie south from Nâbulus, southwest from Seilûn (Shiloh) compare Di RiHWB 518.

4 place in Northern Israel near Mt. Gerizim and Mt. Ebal Deuteronomy 11:30, identification with

3 by Ke RiHWB 518 SchenkelBL SS; but compare Di.

5 in phrase לְגִּלְגָּל גּוֺיִם מֶלֶךְJoshua 12:23, in list of Canaanitish kings; probably name of a (northern) district compare Di (B βασιλέα Γεεὶ τῆς Γαλιλαίας — but ᵐ5L & Manuscripts Γοειμ τῆς Γελγελ); Di compare Isaiah 8:23.