Gilead (disambiguation)

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Gilead (Hebrew: גלעד) is the name of three persons and two places in the Bible.

Gilead may also refer to:



United States[edit]

People with the name[edit]

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Fictional places[edit]

  • Gil'ead, a city in the kingdom of Alagaësia in Christopher Paolini's novel Eragon
  • Gilead, the fictional birthplace of Roland Deschain in Stephen King's The Dark Tower series of novels
  • Republic of Gilead, the fictional theocratic nation which replaces the United States in Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale


  • Gilead (novel), the 2004 novel by Marilynne Robinson's 2004 novel, titled after its fictional setting in the town of Gilead, Iowa
  • Gilead is mentioned in verse 15 of Edgar Allan Poe's 1845 poem, The Raven



  • Balm of Gilead, a healing compound made from the resinous gum of Populus candicans
  • Balsam of Mecca, also known as the balm of Gilead, a resinous gum of the tree Commiphora gileadensis

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