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Hill

  1. Hebrew: gib'eah, a curved or rounded hill, such as are common to Israel (Ps. 65:12; 72:3; 114:4, 6).

  2. Hebrew: har, properly a mountain range rather than an individual eminence (Ex. 24:4, 12, 13, 18; Num. 14:40, 44, 45). In Deut. 1:7, Josh. 9:1; 10:40; 11:16, it denotes the elevated district of Judah, Benjamin, and Ephraim, which forms the watershed between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea.

  3. Hebrew: ma'aleh in 1 Sam. 9:11. Authorized Version “hill” is correctly rendered in the Revised Version “ascent.”

  4. In Luke 9:37 the “hill” is the Mount of Transfiguration.