Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Gebal : a line (or natural boundary, as a mountain range).

  1. A tract in the land of Edom south of the Dead Sea (Psalm 83:7); now called Djebal.
  2. A Phoenician city, not far from the sea coast, to the north of Beyrout (Ezekiel 27:9); called by the Greeks Byblos. Now Jibeil. Mentioned in the Amarna tablets.

An important Phoenician text, referring to the temple of Baalath, on a monument of Yehu-melek, its king (probably B.C. 600), has been discovered.

Related Resources
  • Hitchcocks’s Bible Names
  • Smith’s Bible Dictionary