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Hills


Hills. From the Hebrew gibeah, meaning a curved round hill. But our translators have also employed the same English word for the very different term har, which has a much more extended sense than gibeah, meaning a whole district. For instance, in Ex. 24:4 the “hill” is the same which is elsewhere in the same chapter, vs. 12, 13, 18, etc., and book consistently and accurately rendered “mount” and “mountain.” The “country of the hills,” in Deut. 1:7; Josh. 9:1; 10:40; 11:16, is the elevated district of Judah, Benjamin, and Ephraim, which is correctly called “the mountain” in the earliest descriptions of Palestine, Num. 13:29, and in many subsequent passages.