Some time ago I heard a Dvar Torah (which I brought here) by someone who stated, among other things, that the city of Gilad used to be, at least from the time of the sale of Yosef until it was conquered by the Tribe of Menashe, a center for slave-trafficking. I don't remember if a source for this was brought. Does anyone know any source on the matter?

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    Maybe related to בגלעד שכיחי רוצחים? – b a Apr 20 '20 at 10:18
  • I thought Gilad was/is the name of a region, not a city. – Tamir Evan Apr 20 '20 at 17:02
  • @TamirEvan I think it may have been both, but אין הכי נמי, either way, it was presented in the Dvar Torah as some sort of populated area that dealt in slave-trafficking. – Harel13 Apr 20 '20 at 17:15
  • @ba maybe, though, I don't quite see how one gets from murderers to slave-traffickers. There might be something in "לא תגנוב" which is short for "לא תגנוב את הנפש", which means don't kidnap people, though the term sounds a bit like murder (stealing a soul). – Harel13 Apr 20 '20 at 17:18

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