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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 way 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 - [fn]Those twelve stones which they had taken from the Jordan, Joshua set up at Gilgal. H1537
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:9 - Then the LORD said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the reproach 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 observed the Passover on the evening of the fourteenth day of the month on the desert plains of Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:6 - They went to Joshua to the camp at Gilgal H1537 and said to him and to the men of Israel, “We have come from a far country; now therefore, make a covenant with us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:6 - Then the men of Gibeon sent word to Joshua to 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 to Gilgal. H1537
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:43 - So Joshua and all Israel with him returned to the camp 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 drew near to 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 concerning [fn]you and me in Kadesh-barnea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:7 - 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 he said, “Keep silence.” And all who attended him left him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:16 - He used to go annually on circuit to Bethel and Gilgal H1537 and Mizpah, and he judged Israel in all these places.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:8 - “And you shall go down before me to Gilgal; H1537 and behold, I will come down to you to offer burnt offerings and sacrifice peace offerings. You shall wait seven days until I come to you and show you 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 - All Israel heard [fn]the news that Saul had smitten the garrison of the Philistines, and also that Israel had become odious to the Philistines. The people were then summoned [fn]to Saul at Gilgal. H1537
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:7 - Also 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 seven days, according to the appointed time set by Samuel, but Samuel did not come to Gilgal; H1537 and the people were scattering from him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:12 - therefore I said, ‘Now the Philistines will come down against me at Gilgal, H1537 and I have not asked the favor of the LORD.’ So I forced myself and offered the burnt offering.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:15 - Then Samuel arose and went up from Gilgal H1537 to Gibeah of Benjamin. And Saul [fn]numbered the people who were present with him, about six hundred men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:12 - Samuel rose early in the morning to meet Saul; and it was told 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 spoil, sheep and oxen, the choicest of the things devoted to 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 hewed 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 Judah came to Gilgal H1537 in order to go to meet the king, to bring 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 - And it came about when the LORD was about to take up Elijah by a [fn]whirlwind to heaven, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. H1537
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 before 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, for the singers had built themselves villages around Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:15 - Though you, Israel, play the harlot,
Do not let Judah become guilty;
Also do not go to Gilgal, H1537
Or 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 love them no more;
All their princes are rebels.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:11 - Is there iniquity in Gilead?
Surely they are worthless.
In Gilgal H1537 they sacrifice bulls,
Yes, their altars are like the stone heaps
Beside the furrows of the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:4 - “Enter Bethel and transgress;
In Gilgal H1537 multiply transgression!
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 trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:5 - “My people, remember now
What Balak king of Moab counseled
And what Balaam son of Beor answered him,
And from Shittim to Gilgal, H1537
So [fn]that you might know the righteous acts of the LORD.”
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