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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 across the Jordan, west of the road toward the sunset, in the land of the Canaanites who live in the Arabah, opposite Gilgal H1537, beside the [fn]oaks of Moreh?
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:19 - Now the people came up from the Jordan on the tenth of the first month and camped at Gilgal H1537, on the eastern edge of Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:20 - As for [fn]those twelve stones which they had taken from the Jordan, Joshua set them up at Gilgal H1537.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:9 - Then the LORD said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the shame of Egypt from you.” So the name of that place is called [fn]Gilgal H1537 to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:10 - While the sons of Israel camped at Gilgal H1537 they celebrated the Passover on the evening of the fourteenth day of the month on the desert plains of Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:6 - And they went to Joshua at the camp at Gilgal H1537 and said to him and to the men of Israel, “We have come from a far country; now then, make a covenant with us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:6 - Then the men of Gibeon sent word to Joshua at the camp at Gilgal H1537, saying, “Do not [fn]abandon your servants; come up to us quickly and save us and help us, for all the kings of the Amorites that live in the hill country have assembled against us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:7 - So Joshua went up from Gilgal H1537, he and all the people of war with him, and all the valiant warriors.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:9 - So Joshua came upon them suddenly [fn]by marching all night from Gilgal H1537.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:15 - Then Joshua and all Israel with him returned to the camp [fn]at Gilgal H1537.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:43 - So Joshua and all Israel with him returned to the camp [fn]at Gilgal H1537.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:23 - the king of Dor in the [fn]heights of Dor, one; the king of Goiim in Gilgal H1537, one;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:6 - Then the sons of Judah approached Joshua in Gilgal H1537, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, “You know the word which the LORD spoke to Moses the man of God on account of [fn]you and me in Kadesh-barnea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:7 - And the border went up to Debir from the Valley of Achor, and turned northward toward Gilgal H1537 which is opposite the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south of the valley; and the border continued to the waters of En-shemesh and [fn]it ended at En-rogel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:1 - Now the angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal H1537 to Bochim. And he said, “I brought you up out of Egypt and led you into the land which I have sworn to your fathers; and I said, ‘I will never break My covenant with you,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:19 - But he himself turned back from the idols which were at Gilgal H1537, and said, “I have a secret message for you, O king.” And the king said, “Silence!” And all who were attending him left him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:16 - And he used to go annually on a circuit to Bethel, Gilgal H1537, and Mizpah, and he judged Israel in all these places.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:8 - “And you shall go down ahead of me to Gilgal H1537; and behold, I will be coming down to you to offer burnt offerings and sacrifice peace offerings. You shall wait seven days until I come to you and inform you of what you should do.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:14 - Then Samuel said to the people, “Come, and let us go to Gilgal H1537 and renew the kingdom there.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:15 - So all the people went to Gilgal H1537, and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal H1537. There they also offered 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 [fn]the news that Saul had attacked the garrison of the Philistines, and also that Israel had become repulsive to the Philistines. Then the people were summoned [fn]to Saul at Gilgal H1537.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:7 - And some of the Hebrews crossed the Jordan into the land of Gad and Gilead. But as for Saul, he was still in Gilgal H1537, and all the people followed him, trembling.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:8 - Now he waited for seven days, until the appointed time that Samuel had set, but Samuel did not come to Gilgal H1537; and the people were scattering from him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:12 - I [fn]thought, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal H1537, and I have not [fn]asked the favor of the LORD.’ So I worked up the courage and offered the burnt offering.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:15 - Then Samuel set out and went up from Gilgal H1537 to Gibeah of Benjamin. And Saul [fn]counted the people who were [fn]present with him, about six hundred men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:12 - Samuel got up early in the morning to meet Saul; and it was reported to Samuel, saying, “Saul came to Carmel, and behold, he set up a monument for himself, then turned and proceeded on [fn]down to Gilgal H1537.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:21 - “But the people took some of the spoils, sheep and oxen, the choicest of the things designated for destruction, to sacrifice to the LORD your God at Gilgal H1537.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:33 - But Samuel said, “As your sword has made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women.” And Samuel cut Agag to pieces before the LORD at Gilgal H1537.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:15 - The king then returned and came as far as the Jordan. And the men of Judah came to Gilgal H1537 in order to go to meet the king, to escort the king across the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:40 - Now the king went on to Gilgal H1537, and Chimham went on with him; and all the people of Judah and also half the people of Israel [fn]accompanied the king.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:1 - Now it came about, when the LORD was about to bring Elijah up by a [fn]whirlwind to heaven, that Elijah left Gilgal H1537 with Elisha.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:38 - When Elisha returned to Gilgal H1537, there was a famine in the land. [fn]As the sons of the prophets were sitting in front of him, he said to his servant, “Put on the large pot and boil stew for the sons of the prophets.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:29 - from Beth-gilgal and from their fields in Geba and Azmaveth, because the singers had built themselves villages around Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:15 - Though you, Israel, play the prostitute,
Judah must not become guilty;
Also you are not to go to Gilgal H1537,
Nor go up to Beth-aven
And take the oath:
“As the LORD lives!”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 9:15 - All their evil is at Gilgal H1537;
Indeed, I came to hate them there!
Because of the wickedness of their deeds
I will drive them out of My house!
I will no longer love them;
All their leaders are rebels.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:11 - Is there injustice in Gilead?
Certainly they are worthless.
In Gilgal H1537 they sacrifice bulls,
Yes, their altars are like stone heaps
Beside the furrows of a field.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:4 - “Enter Bethel and do wrong;
In Gilgal H1537 multiply wrongdoing!
Bring your sacrifices every morning,
Your tithes every three days.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:5 - “But do not [fn]resort to Bethel
And do not come to Gilgal H1537,
Nor cross over to Beersheba;
For Gilgal H1537 will certainly go into captivity
And Bethel will [fn]come to nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:5 - “My people, remember now
What Balak king of Moab planned
And what Balaam son of Beor answered him,
And what happened from Shittim to Gilgal H1537,
[fn]So that you might know the righteous acts of the LORD.”
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