¶Of the hill Galaad. cap. 15.
AS Ierome saith, Galaad is the mount to the which Iacob came the 7. daye from Carron when he fled Laban: and he saith, that it is in the backe of the landes of Fenix and Arabia, and ioyned to the hilles and dens of Laban, and stretcheth ouer Iordane to the land that was som∣time the lande of Seon, king of Amor∣reis, and fell afterwarde into the handes of Ruben and Gad, and halfe the King∣dome of the lignage of Manasse. In that hil is a citie builded, that hath such a name, and is called Galath, of the sonne of Machir, the son of Manasse. Among o∣ther mountaines this is most noble: for it is a mount of pasture & refection: for it is most fertil of fruits, of léese, & of wels: also this is a moūt of medicine & of helth, for in Galaad is rosen found that healeth wounds sicknesses and sores, as it is said Ier. 9. Galaad also is an hill of couenant, of surety, and of reconciliation: for in the mount Galaad, Iacob made couenant and suretie with Laban, and was wholy re∣conciled to him: as it is sayd Genes. 31. Also it is an hil of witnesse, as it is said there. Therefore there it is said, that the name therof is called Galaad, that is vn∣derstand, Page 206 the hill of witnesse. Also it is the hil of buieng and selling: for oft chap∣men came to the mountains of Galaad, to buy swéete spices, as it is said. Gene. 32. He saw chapmen come out of Galaad driuing toward Aegypt.