Gebal (Gee´buhl; Heb., “mountain”)

A Canaanite and Phoenician port about twenty miles north of Beirut, known to the Greeks as Byblos and today called Jebail. Mentioned in (Josh 13:5) as part of the “land that still remains” to be conquered, it was famous for its craftsmen: stonemasons and carpenters who helped construct Solomon’s Temple (1Kgs 5:18) and shipwrights (Ezek 27:9) who used cedar, spruce, and cypress from the high mountains immediately east of the city.

Josh 13:5

5and the land of the Gebalites, and all Lebanon, toward the east, from Baal-gad below Mount Hermon to Lebo-hamath,

1Kgs 5:18

18So Solomon's builders and Hiram's builders and the Gebalites did the stonecutting and prepared the timber and the stone to build the house.

Ezek 27:9

9The elders of Gebal and its artisans were within you,
caulking your seams;
all the ships of the sea with their mariners were within you,
to barter for your war ... View more

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