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 likely derived from גלעד gal‛êd, which in turn comes from gal and ‛êd. There also exists an alternative theory that it means 'rocky region'. It is now within the Kingdom of Jordan.
In this preview of an interview to be broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning" September 8, Margaret Atwood, author of the dystopian classic "The Handmaid's Tale," talks with correspondent Martha Teichner.. CBS News - Published
Canadian author Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel, "The Handmaid's Tale," about a United States taken over by Christian zealots who force women to serve as sex slaves and child bearers for a.. CBS News - Published