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Golan

Meaning: exile

a city of Bashan (Deut. 4:43), one of the three cities of refuge east of Jordan, about 12 miles northeast of the Sea of Galilee (Josh. 20:8)

There are no further notices of it in Scripture. It became the head of the province of Gaulanitis, one of the four provinces into which Bashan was divided after the Babylonish captivity, and almost identical with the modern Jaulan, in Western Hauran, about 39 miles in length and 18 in breath.