What is Ed?
(witness). This word printed in italics, is inserted in Josh 22:34 as the name given to the altar set up by the trans-Jordanic tribes, but it does not occur in the received Hebrew text, which, literally translated, reads, "And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad named the altar: 'It [i. e. the altar] is a witness between us that Jehovah is God.'" Some place the altar on the east or Moab side of the Jordan. Conder put it on the west side, at Kurn Surtaheh, 11 miles north-east of Shiloh, but this identification is disputed.