Gebal @ a line (or natural boundary, as a mountain range). (1.) A tract in the land of Edom south of the Dead Sea Psalms: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.
Gebalites @ (kjvKings:5:18 R.V., in A.V. incorrectly rendered, after the Targum, "stone-squarers," but marg. "Giblites"), the inhabitants of Gebal (2).