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Biblical site (Gen. xxxi:21, etc.), traditionally from the name of a grandson of Manasseh, perhaps from Aramaic gal "heap of stones."

Gilead, NE -- U.S. village in Nebraska
Population (2000): 40
Housing Units (2000): 22
Land area (2000): 0.068081 sq. miles (0.176328 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.068081 sq. miles (0.176328 sq. km)
FIPS code: 18720
Located within: Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
Location: 40.145659 N, 97.415230 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 68362
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Gilead, NE

Gilead or Gilaad , (English: ), is the name of three persons and two geographic places In the Bible.

Gilead (disambiguation)

Gilead (Hebrew: גלעד) is the name of three persons and two places in the Bible.

Gilead may also refer to:

  • Gilead, a Jaredite military commander in the Book of Mormon
  • Gilead (novel), the 2004 novel by Marilynne Robinson
  • Gilead Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company based in California
  • Balm of Gilead, a healing compound made from the resinous gum of Populus candicans
  • Balsam of Mecca, also known as the balm of Gilead, a resinous gum of the tree Commiphora gileadensis
  • " There Is a Balm in Gilead," African-American spiritual song
  • Watchtower Bible School of Gilead, Jehovah's Witnesses' missionary training program in New York state, aka the Gilead School
Gilead (novel)

Gilead is a novel written by Marilynne Robinson that was published in 2004. It is her second novel, following Housekeeping, which was published in 1980. Gilead won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award. Gilead is an epistolary novel that is the fictional autobiography of the Reverend John Ames, an elderly congregationalist pastor in the small, secluded town of Gilead, Iowa, who knows that he is dying of a heart condition. At the beginning of the book, the date is established as 1956, and Ames explains that he is writing an account of his life for his seven-year-old son, who will have few memories of him.

Gilead (tribal group)

Gilead was a tribal group mentioned in Biblical passages which textual scholars attribute to early sources. In these sources, for example the Song of Deborah, the Gilead group is treated with equal status to the other Israelite tribes, while certain other tribes, including the Tribe of Manasseh, are absent. An eponymous Gilead is mentioned in the biblical genealogies as a descendant of Manasseh, presumably implying that the Gilead group was part of Manasseh, and since Gilead is also the name of a specific part of the land east of the Jordan River, the Gilead tribal group presumably refers to the half tribe of Manasseh which resided on this side of the Jordan. The identity as part of a single tribe named Manasseh, doesn't appear to have been fully accurate in practice, since there was very little geographic connection between the two half tribes, only just touching at a corner of each, and according to the Book of Chronicles each half tribe historically had always had separate tribal rulers.

How much of the half tribe the Gilead group constituted is unclear, since a tribal group named Machir is given equal status to Gilead in the early biblical passages, as a separate group rather than as a group containing the Gilead group within it, and an eponymous Machir, also descended from Manasseh, is mentioned as having conquered and also settled on the eastern side of the Jordan. The biblical genealogy of Manasseh, which textual scholars regard as dating from centuries after the passages mentioning Gilead and Machir as tribal groups, identify Machir as the immediate father of Gilead, raising the question of how this could be consistent with the earlier passages treating the Machir group as distinct from the Gilead group.

Gilead (Bible)

Usage examples of "gilead".

Of pines, the white spruce is the most common here: the red and black spruce, the balsam of Gilead fir, and Banksian pine, also occur frequently.

If he must dispense his balm of Gilead in nostrums and apothegms of dubious taste to restore to health a generation of unfledged profligates let his practice consist better with the doctrines that now engross him.

The opposition's diversion had worked, perfectly -- but for Gilead, not for them, There was a short queue at the addressing machine.

Henchick of the Manni and Roland of Gilead nooned in the shadow of a massive rock outcrop, eating cold chicken and rice wrapped in tortillas and drinking sof cider from a jug which they passed back and forth between them.

Henchick of the Manni and Roland of Gilead nooned in the shadow of a massive rock outcrop, eating cold chicken and rice wrapped in tortillas and drinking sof’.

When Justin Gilead did not show up by eleven to make his first move, the referee would turn the clock off and award the game to Zharkov by default.

The soft singing of the bugs, like crickets in the grass at the end of day back home in Gilead, hesitated and broke rhythm.

But Gilead of Wommack was not interested in their costumes, not even in the Farson brothers’ strange acceptance of the Traveller black instead of the red, gold, and silver that was rightfully theirs by birth.

Nearly everyone who had ever be friended Justin Gilead had been destroyed.

The billy-bumbler wasn't wearing little red booties and Jake wasn't wearing the red Oxfords (thank God), but this was still very like their visit to Roland's Gilead, which they had reached by traveling in the pink Wizard's Glass.

Next day about the third hour, out of the pass through which, skirting the base of Mount Gilead, they had journeyed since leaving Ramoth, the party came upon the barren steppe east of the sacred river.

I described her driving around her hometown of Dansky, Ohio-which lies between Marion and Shanck, close to Mount Gilead.

Thy hair is as a flock of goats that lie along the side of Mount Gilead.

My next stop Saturday morning, after Naomi's, was the Mount Gilead Christian Church near Gallaudet University.

Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep on Mount Gilead, and thy cheeks are comely.