That God's help was near, but the people had refused it.
That the people had no way to reach Gilead and obtain balm, because Gilead was too far.
That the weather in Gilead was typically mild and pleasant.
None of the above.
It was exceptionally thick.
It was written on both sides.
It was made of leather.
It was made of linen.
Burn them in the event the debtor was unable to pay.
Sell them in the event the debtor was unable to pay.
Donate them to the poor in the event the debtor was unable to pay.
Return them to the debtor at sundown.
Intimidate their enemies, as red was the color of the war gods.
Conceal the blood of their own wounds.
Fool their enemies into believing they had been wounded.
All of the above.