Places in the Bible Today:
|Translated Names||Gilead, Gileadite, Gileadites, Mount Gilead|
|Notes||Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000) (Gilead): "centered in the Transjordanian hill country west-northwest of modern Amman and loosely associated with the Jabbok River;" Penuel is northwest of Amman and along the Jabbok|
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|Logos Factbook||Gilead (region)|
|OpenBible.info||ae73b90 (Gilead 1)|
|UBS Names Database||ot ID_738|
Credit: Adeeb Atwan (modified)
This page identifies the current consensus around the modern location of this biblical place.
The isobands you see on the map (gray areas with dark borders) attempt to give you confidence where a region is. Because many ancient regions aren't precisely defined, I consulted atlases to determine where the biblical region is located and used that data to build the isobands. The smaller isobands reflect more confidence that the given isoband is in the region, while the larger isobands reflect less confidence. Isobands are a kind of contour line that here indicate confidence levels.
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