The first biblical mention of "Mount Gilead" occurs in connexion with the reconcilement of Jacob and Laban (Genesis xxxi.).
According to the Kachin Hill Tribes Regulation of 1895, administrative responsibility is accepted by the British government on the left bank of the Irrawaddy for the country south of the Nmaikha, and on the right bank for the country south of a line drawn from the confluence of the Malikha and Nmaikha through the northern limit of the Laban district and including the jade mines.
" If the law simply consists of ordinary expressions and narratives, such as the words of Esau, Hagar, Laban, the ass of Balaam or Balaam himself, why should it be called the law of truth, the perfect law, the true witness of God ?
LEBANON (from Semitic laban, " to be white," or "whitish," probably referring not to snow, but to the bare white walls of chalk or limestone which form the characteristic feature of the whole range), in its widest sense is the central mountain mass of Syria, extending for about loo m.
' Curiously enough, the Rabbinical (Yalkut) identification of Balaam with Laban, Jacob's father-in-law, has been revived.
The patriarch's increasing wealth caused him to incur the jealousy of his father-in-law, Laban, and he was forced to flee in secret with his family.
They were overtaken at Gilead, 2 whose name (interpreted "heap of witness") is explained by the covenant into which Jacob and Laban entered (xxxi.
Skeat), "God yaf (gave) his benison to Laban by the service of Jacob and to Pharao by the service of Joseph," where the MSS.
Transpose Laban and Pharao, are generally to a more usual order, as in Shelley's Witch of Atlas, 65, "She first was changed" to "she was first changed."
But this error in an astrological detail would not warrant us in assigning to the poet the blunder about Jacob and Laban in the same tale (see above).
See Levezow, Ãœber den Antinous (1808); Dietrich, Antinoos (1884); Laban, Der GemÃ¼tsausdruck des Antinoos (1891); Antinos, A Romance of Ancient Rome, from the German of A.
(I) MIZPAH of GILEAD, where Jacob was reconciled to Laban (Gen.