Gel'iloth (Heb. Geliloth', גּלַי7לוֹת, circuits [see below]; Sept. Γαλιλώθ,Vulg. tumuli), the name of a place on the boundary of Judah and Benjamin, between En-Shemesh and the ascent to Adummim (Jos 18:17); apparently another form of the GILGAL SEE GILGAL (q.v.) of the parallel passage (Jos 15:7).
The same word is distinctively used (see Stanley, Sinai and Pal. Append. § 23) five times in the original: twice with reference to the provinces of the Philistine heptarchy ("borders of the Philistines," Jos 13:2; "coasts of Palestine," Joel 3 :4); twice to the circle SEE CICCAR of the Jordan ("borders," Jos 22:10-11); and once (in the sing.) to the district sloping easterly towards the Dead Sea (" country," Eze 47:8). Its derivation (from גָּלִל, to roll) connects it with that of Galilee (q.v.), with which the versions sometimes confound it. SEE TOPOGRAPHICAL TERMS.