Galeed: Heap of witness, the name of the pile of stones erected by Jacob and
Laban to mark the league of friendship into which they entered with
(Genesis 31:47,48) This was the name given to the "heap" by
Jacob. It is Hebrew, while the name Jegar-sahadutha, given to it by
Laban, is Aramaic (Chaldee or Syriac). Probably Nahor's family
originally spoke Aramaic, and Abraham and his descendants learned
Hebrew, a kindred dialect, in the land of Canaan.