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Gilead

Gilead or Gilad is the name of three people and two geographic places in the Bible. Gilead may mean'hill of testimony'. If this is the case, it is derived from גלעד gal‛êd, which in turn comes from gal and ‛êd. There exists an alternative theory that it means'rocky region', it is now within the Kingdom of Jordan. Gilead was a mountainous region east of the Jordan River, situated in modern-day Jordan, it is referred to by the Aramaic name Yegar-Sahadutha, which carries the same meaning as the Hebrew Gileed, namely "heap of testimony". According to Easton's Bible Dictionary, it refers to a region in Transjordan; the deep ravine of the river Yarmuk separated Bashan from Gilead, about 60 miles in length and 20 miles in breadth, extending from near the south end of the Lake of Gennesaret to the north end of the Dead Sea. Abarim, Pisgah and Peor are its mountains mentioned in Scripture. From its mountainous character, it is called the mount of Gilead, it is called the land of Gilead in many translations, sometimes Gilead.

During the Exodus, "half Gilead" was possessed by Sihon, the other half, separated from it by the river Jabbok, by Og, king of Bashan. After the two kings were defeated, the region of Gilead was allotted by Moses to the tribes of Gad and the eastern half of Manasseh; the name Gilead first appears in the biblical account of the last meeting of Laban. In the Book of Judges, the thirty sons of the biblical judge Jair controlled the thirty towns of Gilead, in the First Book of Chronicles, Segub controlled twenty-three towns in Gilead, it was bounded on the north by Bashan, on the south by Moab and Ammon. "Gilead" mentioned in the Book of Hosea may refer to Ramoth-Gilead, Jabesh-Gilead, or the whole Gilead region. The kingdoms Ammon and Moab sometimes expanded to include southern Gilead. King David fled to Mahanaim in Gilead during the rebellion of Absalom. Gilead is mentioned as the homeplace of the prophet Elijah. King Tiglath-pileser III of Assyria says. Gilead is an Arabic term used to refer to the mountainous land extending south of Jabbok.

It was used more for the entire region east of the Jordan River. It corresponds today to the northwestern part of the Kingdom of Jordan. Gilead may refer to: A grandson of Manasseh and son of Machir, ancestor of the Iezerites and Helekites and of Segub, he may have been the founder of the Israelite tribal group of Gilead, mentioned in biblical passages which textual scholars attribute to early sources. Textual scholars regard the genealogy in the Book of Numbers, which identifies Gilead as Machir's son, as originating in the priestly source, a document written centuries after the early JE source, in which the Gilead and Machir tribal groups are mentioned, having been written to rival the JE source. Biblical scholars view the biblical genealogies as postdiction, an eponymous metaphor providing an aetiology of the connectedness of the group to others in the Israelite confederation; the text of the Book of Numbers appears to portray Gilead as the father of Asriel, but the Book of Chronicles states that Manasseh was the father of Asriel.

The son of Michael and father of Jaroah, in the Gadite genealogies. In Hebrew, גלעד is used as a male given name and is analysed as deriving from גיל "happiness, joy" and עד "eternity, forever". Gilead is the fictional home of Roland Deschain and Capital of the Barony of New Canaan, from Stephen King's series The Dark Tower; the Republic of Gilead is the theonomic nation which replaces the United States in Margaret Atwood's dystopic novels, The Handmaid's Tale published in 1985, The Testaments, published 2019. Gilead is mentioned in verse 15 of The Raven. Gilead is the first title of a multi-generational trilogy by Marilynne Robinson; the story is about the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart. The title of the trilogy comes from the fictional setting of the town in the novel, Iowa. Charlotte Bronte refers to Gilead in her 1849 novel Shirley, Chapter XI, "...come Cary, never fear. We’ll find balm in Gilead." Playwright Lanford Wilson's 1965 play Balm in Gilead takes its title from a quote in the Old Testament.

Balm in Gilead: Journey of a Healer is Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot's 1988 biography of her mother, Dr. Margaret Morgan Lawrence, one of the first black women to graduate from Cornell University and Columbia University Medical School. Balm in Gilead is an album by American singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones, released in November 2009 on the Fantasy Reco

SN 386

SN 386 is a probable transient astronomical event in the constellation Sagittarius, which appeared as a "guest star", reported by Chinese astronomers in 386 CE. Although SN 386 was considered to be associated with the symmetrically 4 arcmin circular shell of supernova remnant, SNR G11.2-0.3, this theory is now thought not to be true. Its stellar progenitor was a Supernova Type II event. Recent studies give the more precise type as core-collapsed Type cIIb/Ibc. A measured mean expansion rate of this remnant shell is 0.0277±0.0180% per year, whose true diameter is now about 3.0 pc, suggesting its age is 1900±500 years. Quoted distances estimated SNR G11.2–0.3 to be about 4,900 pc away from Earth, but more recent radio observation now range between 4,400–7,000 pc. Rejection of SNR G11.2–0.3's association with SN 386 is by the significant high absorption of light between the source and Earth, estimated from infrared observations as about 16 magnitudes. This suggests. At the centre of G11.2–0.3 is a fast rotating 65 ms neutron star observed in radio frequencies as pulsar PSR J1811-1926 or as X-ray source AX J1811-1926, which has generated a small inner 10 to 15 arcsec pulsar wind nebula.

This pulsar and its surrounding debris field was observed by the Chandra Observatory, when it was suggested SN 386 could have been created around the same time as the Chinese observations, but more modern observed measured rotational velocities, spin down rate, radio observations of PSR J1811-1926, indicate a much older 20,000 to 23,000 years. If true, this discounts the conclusion that the pulsar is associated with SN 386; the clear contradiction comparing this with the age determined by the expansion rate of the supernova remnant seems yet to be ascertained. Distance of the pulsar was estimated in 2003 as 5,000 pc; the Supernova of 386 AD

Silas M. Burroughs (politician)

Silas Mainville Burroughs was a U. S. Representative from New York. Born in Ovid, New York, Burroughs completed a preparatory course, he was Village Clerk of Medina, New York, in 1835. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1840, commenced practice in Medina, he was Village Attorney of Medina from 1845 to 1847. He was a brigadier general in the New York State Militia from 1848 to 1858, he was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1837, 1850, 1851 and 1853. Burroughs was elected as a Republican to the 35th and 36th United States Congresses, holding office from March 4, 1857, until his death in Medina, New York, on June 3, 1860, he was buried at the Boxwood Cemetery. Pharmaceutical entrepreneur Silas Mainville Burroughs was his son. List of United States Congress members who died in office United States Congress. "Silas M. Burroughs". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Silas M. Burroughs at Find A Grave Silas M. Burroughs at Find A Grave Works by or about Silas M. Burroughs at Internet Archive This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov

Emu Heights, Tasmania

Emu Heights is a locality and suburb of Burnie in the local government area of City of Burnie, in the North West region of Tasmania. It is located about 3.8 kilometres south-east of the town of Burnie. The Emu River forms the eastern boundary, the railway tracks of the Melba line form most of the western; the 2016 census determined a population of 180 for the state suburb of Emu Heights. The municipal area of City of Burnie, of which Emu Heights is part, was proclaimed a city on 26 Apr 1988, it was named Emu Bay Municipality. The municipality and the bay to its north were named for the Emu River, named in 1827 by explorer Henry Hellyer for emu tracks seen in the vicinity, it is believed. The C112 route runs south from the Bass Highway through the locality, from there provides access to the B18 route which leads to the Murchison Highway

Acura ARX-02a

The Acura ARX-02a was a Le Mans Prototype constructed by Acura for competition in the LMP1 category of the American Le Mans Series. It was Acura's second Le Mans Prototype, following their ARX-01. Unlike the ARX-01, the ARX-02 is a bespoke LMP designed for Acura by Wirth Research; the original 3.4L V8 was expanded to 4 liters for more durability and drivability with the larger power developed with P1 rules. Wirth Research developed a chassis to generate as much mechanical grip to overcome the power deficit to Diesel centric rules created by the ACO by exploiting the engine's low mass. Rear tires are now fitted onto the front of the car, increasing the contact patch by 7%, indicating that the vehicle center of mass was more forward placed than its contemporaries; the ARX-02a were campaigned by two teams, de Ferran Motorsport and Highcroft Racing, made its competition debut at the 2009 12 Hours of Sebring. Scott Dixon put the de Ferran entry on pole position at Sebring ahead of all the diesels of Audi and Peugeot due to slippery but dry track conditions.

However, within the first corner of the race Acura were overcome by Allan McNish in the Audi. Neither Acura finished the race due to mechanical issues and never featured as a threat to win the race, lapping at 2.5 seconds off the winning pace. Throughout the ALMS, the Acura gained overall wins until the Petit Le Mans. In all of the races, the bigger tyres took longer to warm up than most competitors resulting in position loss to the turbo charged P1 Lola's at race starts and restarts. Scott Sharp crashed at Petit Le Mans and spend the next 24 hours rebuilding the car with assistance from de Ferran. At the final race at Laguna Seca, Gil de Ferran won a hard-fought battle with the Fernandez ARX-01. In 2010, de Ferran closed shop and Highcroft was forced to abandon the car, ending the career of the ARX-02. Highcroft went back to campaigning an updated version of the existing ARX-01 for the combined LMP class in 2010. Mulsanne's Corner - 2009 Acura ARX-02a

Asan Award in Medicine

The Asan Award in Medicine is an annual medical award presented by the Asan Foundation. Not to be confused with their other prize, the ASAN Award, given for volunteer work, nor the Asan Memorial Poetry Prize given by the Asan Memorial Association in memory of Malayalam poet Kumaran Asan. Established in 2007, the Asan Award in Medicine is presented in the categories of Basic Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Young Medical Scientists who are under the age of 40. For the first five years there was a singular laureate but now there is laureate for basic and clinical and up to three young scientists laureates. Raised in 2013 to encourage medical research, prize money for the first two categories is 300 million KRW, for found scientists it is 50 million KRW each. While the Foundation's website mentions the award is given to "medical scientists devoting themselves to the country’s medical development", the Award's website mentions the honor can be presented to medical scientists of any citizenship who "have made contributions to the development of Korea's medical science."

International recipients receive their prize money in 250,000 USD. The award has been given to the following individuals. Asan Medical Center Gangneung Asan Hospital Ho-Am Prize in Medicine Asan Foundation