boiling spring, a mountain range, now Jebel Fukua’, memorable as the scene of Saul’s disastrous defeat by the Philistines. Here also his three sons were slain, and he himself died by his own hand (1 Sam. 28:4; 31:1-8; 2 Sam. 1:6-21; 21:12; 1 Chr. 10:1, 8). It was a low barren range of mountains bounding the valley of Esdraelon (Jezreel) on the east, between it and the Jordan valley. When the tidings of this defeat were conveyed to David, he gave utterance to those pathetic words in the “Song of the Bow” (2 Sam. 1:19-27).
[gild] /gɪld/ verb (used with object), gilded or gilt, gilding. 1. to coat with gold, gold leaf, or a gold-colored substance. 2. to give a bright, pleasing, or specious aspect to. 3. Archaic. to make red, as with blood. Idioms 4. gild the lily, to add unnecessary ornamentation, a special feature, etc., in an attempt […]
[gil-duh] /ˈgɪl də/ noun 1. a female given name: from an Old English word meaning “golden.”.
[gil-did] /ˈgɪl dɪd/ adjective 1. covered or highlighted with gold or something of a golden color. 2. having a pleasing or showy appearance that conceals something of little worth. [gild] /gɪld/ verb (used with object), gilded or gilt, gilding. 1. to coat with gold, gold leaf, or a gold-colored substance. 2. to give a bright, […]
noun 1. the period in the U.S. c1870–98, characterized by a greatly expanding economy and the emergence of plutocratic influences in government and society. noun in the US, a period c 1870 to 1898 (or World War I), which was marked by the growth of industry and wealth which supported materialism and political corruption Word […]