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Lexicon :: Strong's H1537 - gilgāl

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Part of Speech
proper locative noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

גִּלְגָּל Gilgâl, ghil-gawl'; the same as H1536 (with the article as a properly, noun); Gilgal, the name of three places in Palestine:—Gilgal. See also H1019.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 41x

The KJV translates Strong's H1537 in the following manner: Gilgal (41x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 41x
The KJV translates Strong's H1537 in the following manner: Gilgal (41x).
  1. Gilgal = "a wheel, rolling"

    1. the first site of an Israelite camp west of the Jordan, east of Jericho, here Samuel was judge, and Saul was made king; later used for illicit worship

    2. dwelling place of prophets in northern Israel about four miles (7 km) from Shiloh and Bethel

    3. a region conquered by Joshua, site unsure

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גִּלְגָּל Gilgâl, ghil-gawl'; the same as H1536 (with the article as a properly, noun); Gilgal, the name of three places in Palestine:—Gilgal. See also H1019.
STRONGS H1537: Abbreviations
† II. גִּלְגָּל proper name, of a location (= (sacred) circle of stones; compare Di on Joshua 5:9, where word-play on roll away, off) — with article except Joshua 5:9; Joshua 12:23; —
1. place east of Jericho, where Israel lay encamped Joshua 4:19, 20; Joshua 5:9, 10; Joshua 9:6; Joshua 10:7, 9; Joshua 14:6 compare also Micah 6:5 & Judges 3:19 הַפְּסִילִים אֶת־הַגּ׳ אֲשֶׁר:? modern Tell Jeljul BdPal 169; perhaps also the place where sacrifices were offered 1 Samuel 10:8; 1 Samuel 11:14, 15 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 13:4, 7, 8, 12, 15 (in 1 Samuel 13:15 insert also with other words, Dr compare We) 1 Samuel 15:12, 21, 33; place of illicit sacrifice Hosea 4:15; Hosea 9:15; Hosea 12:12; Amos 4:4; Amos 5:5 (twice in verse), named also Judges 2:1; 1 Samuel 7:16; 2 Samuel 19:16; 2 Samuel 19:41; ? = בֵּית הַגִּלְגָּל Nehemiah 12:29.
2. place on border between Judah & Benjamin Joshua 15:17 (= גְּלִילוֺת Joshua 18:17 compare Di).
3. place in Northern Israel, dwelling of prophets 2 Kings 2:1; 2 Kings 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 מֶלֶךְ גּוֺיִם לְגִּלְגָּל Joshua 12:23, in list of Canaanitish kings; probably name of a (northern) district compare Di (B βασιλέα Γεεὶ τῆς Γαλιλαίας — but LXX of Lucian (Lag.) & Manuscripts Γοειμ τῆς Γελγελ); Di compare Isaiah 8:23.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




4:19; 4:20; 5:9; 5:9; 5:9; 5:10; 9:6; 10:7; 10:9; 12:23; 12:23; 14:6; 15:17; 18:17


2:1; 3:19

1 Samuel

7:16; 10:8; 11:14; 11:15; 13:4; 13:7; 13:8; 13:12; 13:15; 13:15; 15:12; 15:21; 15:33

2 Samuel

19:16; 19:41

2 Kings

2:1; 4:38




4:15; 9:15; 12:12


4:4; 5:5



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1537 matches the Hebrew גִּלְגָּל (gilgāl),
which occurs 41 times in 39 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:30 - Are they not on the other side Jordan, by the way where the sun goeth down, in the land of the Canaanites, which dwell in the champaign over against Gilgal, H1537 beside the plains of Moreh?
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:19 - And the people came up out of Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, H1537 in the east border of Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:20 - And those twelve stones, which they took out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal. H1537
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:9 - And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is called Gilgal H1537 unto this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:10 - And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, H1537 and kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:6 - And they went to Joshua unto the camp at Gilgal, H1537 and said unto him, and to the men of Israel, We be come from a far country: now therefore make ye a league with us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:6 - And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua to the camp to Gilgal, H1537 saying, Slack not thy hand from thy servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us: for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the mountains are gathered together against us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:7 - So Joshua ascended from Gilgal, H1537 he, and all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valour.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:9 - Joshua therefore came unto them suddenly, and went up from Gilgal H1537 all night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:15 - And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal. H1537
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:43 - And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal. H1537
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:23 - The king of Dor in the coast of Dor, one; the king of the nations of Gilgal, H1537 one;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:6 - Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in Gilgal: H1537 and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him, Thou knowest the thing that the LORD said unto Moses the man of God concerning me and thee in Kadeshbarnea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:7 - And the border went up toward Debir from the valley of Achor, and so northward, looking toward Gilgal, H1537 that is before the going up to Adummim, which is on the south side of the river: and the border passed toward the waters of Enshemesh, and the goings out thereof were at Enrogel:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:1 - And an angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal H1537 to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:19 - But he himself turned again from the quarries that were by Gilgal, H1537 and said, I have a secret errand unto thee, O king: who said, Keep silence. And all that stood by him went out from him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:16 - And he went from year to year in circuit to Bethel, and Gilgal, H1537 and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all those places.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:8 - And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal; H1537 and, behold, I will come down unto thee, to offer burnt offerings, and to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings: seven days shalt thou tarry, till I come to thee, and shew thee what thou shalt do.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:14 - Then said Samuel to the people, Come, and let us go to Gilgal, H1537 and renew the kingdom there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:15 - And all the people went to Gilgal; H1537 and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal; H1537 and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:4 - And all Israel heard say that Saul had smitten a garrison of the Philistines, and that Israel also was had in abomination with the Philistines. And the people were called together after Saul to Gilgal. H1537
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:7 - And some of the Hebrews went over Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. As for Saul, he was yet in Gilgal, H1537 and all the people followed him trembling.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:8 - And he tarried seven days, according to the set time that Samuel had appointed: but Samuel came not to Gilgal; H1537 and the people were scattered from him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:12 - Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, H1537 and I have not made supplication unto the LORD: I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:15 - And Samuel arose, and gat him up from Gilgal H1537 unto Gibeah of Benjamin. And Saul numbered the people that were present with him, about six hundred men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:12 - And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal. H1537
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:21 - But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal. H1537
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:33 - And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the LORD in Gilgal. H1537
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:15 - So the king returned, and came to Jordan. And Judah came to Gilgal, H1537 to go to meet the king, to conduct the king over Jordan.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:40 - Then the king went on to Gilgal, H1537 and Chimham went on with him: and all the people of Judah conducted the king, and also half the people of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:1 - And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. H1537
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:38 - And Elisha came again to Gilgal: H1537 and there was a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him: and he said unto his servant, Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of the prophets.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:29 - Also from the house of Gilgal, H1537 and out of the fields of Geba and Azmaveth: for the singers had builded them villages round about Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:15 - Though thou, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and come not ye unto Gilgal, H1537 neither go ye up to Bethaven, nor swear, The LORD liveth.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 9:15 - All their wickedness is in Gilgal: H1537 for there I hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: all their princes are revolters.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:11 - Is there iniquity in Gilead? surely they are vanity: they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal; H1537 yea, their altars are as heaps in the furrows of the fields.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:4 - Come to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal H1537 multiply transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after three years:
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:5 - But seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, H1537 and pass not to Beersheba: for Gilgal H1537 shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:5 - O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; H1537 that ye may know the righteousness of the LORD.
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