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Gal'ed
The name given by Jacob to the pillar erected in Transjordania (modern Jordan) by him and Laban to seal their agreement (Genesis 31:47-48). The name is explained as meaning 'Witness Mound', and was called by Laban Yegar Sahardutha which has the same meaning in Aramaic.
Garden of Eden
The garden in which God placed Adam and Eve, said to have been located between the Euphrates and the Tigris (Genesis 8-15). Research has shown that the area was once very fertile and that it became known during pre-historic times for itís lush gardens, a feature which may have inspired the growth of romance around itís characterization. Whether mythical or real the Garden of Eden came to symbolize Manís lost age of innocence.
Gaza, Gazza
A city in Canaan, mentioned in Genesis 10:19 as the southern border of the Promised Land. Gerar, a town in Gaza, was later one of the principal cities of the Philistines (Genesis 20:2). The Avvim, said to have been a Canaanite tribe related to the Rephaim, lived there (Deuteronomy 2:23).
Gerar
A city in southern Canaan, mentioned as the seat of Avimelekh in Genesis 20 and 26. It formed part of the territory later occupied by the Philistines.
Gerizim, Mount
A mountain near Shechem in Samaria, mentioned at Deuteronomy 11:29 and 27:12 as the place from which the Israelites were to pronounce the blessing for obeying the Divine commandments.
Gihon, river
One of the four rivers of Paradise (Eden), Genesis 2:13.
Gilgal
A place mentioned at Deuteronomy 11:30 in the description of Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal. This is probably not the Gilgal mentioned in the Book of Joshua, which would seem to be in the area of Jericho.
God's Mountain
See Sinai.
Golan
One of the three cities of refuge designated by Moses (Deuteronomy 4:45) in the land of Bashan. It is to the east of the Kinnereth Sea, somewhat further into modern Syria than what is now known as the Golan Heights.
Gomorrah
One of the five Cities of the Plain whose destruction is described in Genesis 18 and 19, see Sodom. It is also alluded to at Deuteronomy 29:22.
Goren Ha-Atad
Also known as Bramble Barn. Situated on the bank of the river Jordan, Joseph conducted the funeral of his father Jacob at this spot (Genesis 50:10). See also Boxthorn and Avel Mitzraim.
Goshen
The district west of the northern Suez Canal and the part of Egypt closest to Canaan. Joseph asked his brothers to bring their father Jacob to live with them in Goshen (Genesis 45:10).The main settlement of the Israelites in Egypt was located at the city of Avaris in the Goshen region. Recent excavations at Tel ed-Daba have revealed extensive remains of dwellings and tombs thought to have belonged to the Israelites. Goshen is mentioned in Genesis 45:10, Genesis 46:28 and Genesis 47:27.
Graves-of-Craving (Kivroth HaTaavah)
This camp lay a day's journey north-east from the wilderness of Sinai. The Israelites, having craved meat to eat, were sent quail by God and were subsequently overcome by a plague which caused many fatalities (Numbers 11:31-34; Numbers 33:16; Deuteronomy 9:22).It was here that Eldad and Medad spoke prophecy in the camp (Numbers 11:26).
Gudgodah
A staging-post in the Israelites' journey through the wilderness, mentioned at Deuteronomy 10:7, probably identical with Chor HaGidgad in Numbers 33:32.




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