“A line (or natural boundary, as a mountain range). (1.) A tract” in the land of Edom south of the Dead Sea (Ps. 83:7); now called Djebal. “(2.) A Phoenician city, not far from the sea coast, to the north of Beyrout (Ezek. 27:9); called by the Greeks Byblos. Now Jibeil. Mentioned in the Amarna tablets. “An important Phoenician text, referring to the temple of “Baalath, on a monument of Yehu-melek, its king (probably B.C.” “600), has been discovered.”

“(1 Kings 5:18 R.V., in A.V. incorrectly rendered, after the” “Targum, “stone-squarers,” but marg. “Giblites”), the inhabitants” of Gebal (2).

Definition of Gebal: “bound; limit”

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