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A Levitical city located within the portion of land Joshua assigned to the tribe of Benjamin (Josh 21:17).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
GEBA (PLACE) [Heb gebaʿ (גֶּבַע)]. Listed among Benjaminite towns (Josh 18:24) and Levitical cities (Josh 21:17 = 1 Chr 6:60), Geba’s original inhabitants were reportedly exiled to Manahath (1 Chr 8:6). Geba is mentioned in such close connection with Gibeah in Judg 20:10, 33; 1 Sam 13:3, 16; and 14:5,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Geba. Modern Jeba‘, and a levitical city in the territory of Benjamin (Jos 18:24, kjv Gaba; 21:17), about seven miles N,NE of Jerusalem and south of the pass of Michmash (1 Sm 14:5; Is 10:29). It is easily confused with Gibeah, the home town of Saul, which is also in Benjamin, to the southwest of Geba.
Gibeah. 1. Gibeath-haaraloth (Jos 5:3 rsv, kjv hill of the foreskins); a place located between the Jordan River and Jericho, in the vicinity of Gilgal, where Joshua conducted the circumcision of the Hebrew males born in the wilderness during the 40 years of wandering.An aerial view of Gibeah.2. Town
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gibeah gibʹē-ə [Heb. giḇʾâ—‘hill’]. Along with its literal meaning, in which it is distinguished from har, “mountain,” Heb. giḇʿâ is sometimes used as a place name.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
GEBA Levitical city in the territory of Benjamin (Jos 18:24; 21:17), about seven miles (11.3 kilometers) northeast of Jerusalem and south of Michmash (1 Sm 14:5; Is 10:29). It is easily confused with Gibeah, the hometown of Saul, which is also in Benjamin, to the southwest of Geba. Both names mean “hill.”
GIBEAH1. Town in the hill country of Judah (Jos 15:57). Its exact location is uncertain. Gibeah is listed as being among other towns located in the section of Judah southeast of Hebron and probably was in the fertile plateau containing Maon, Ziph, and Carmel.2. Town in the province of Benjamin, also
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Geba (gee´buh), a town to the northwest of the Dead Sea given to the Levites from the tribe of Benjamin (Josh. 21:17). It guarded the Michmash pass and was the scene of Israelite battles with the Philistines (1 Sam. 13:3). It is sometimes confused with Gibeah and Gibeon in the Hebrew text, thus, “from
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
GIBEATH. A town of Benjamin (Josh 18:28), usually identified with Gibeah, Saul’s capital (see Gibeah 2). The means “hill” and is sometimes the first element in compound place names. The hill of Phinehas (Heb. Gibe ‘ath–Phɩ̂neḥas) was the burial place of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, in Mount Ephraim (Josh
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
GEBA (Heb. geḇa‘, ‘a hill’). A town belonging to Benjamin, 11 km N of Jerusalem and 5 km from Gibeah, from which it is to be distinguished; cf. Jos 18:24 and 28; Is. 10:29. It was assigned to the Levites under Joshua (Jos. 21:17; 1 Ch. 6:60). It was in the descent from here that Jonathan and his armour-bearer
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Geba (Heb. geḇaʿ)A city identified with the modern village of Jabaʿ (175140), located 10 km. (6.2 mi.) N of Jerusalem near the northern border of the tribe of Benjamin. Its position gave rise to the expression “from Geba to Beer-sheba” as delimiting the greatest extent of the kingdom of Judah (2 Kgs.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
GEBA a) A place on the northern border of Judah in the time of the kingdom of Israel (2 Kgs. 23:8), whence the saying ‘from Geba to Beer-Sheba’, or, in the days of the Restoration (Zech. 14:10), ‘from Geba to Rimmon’. A place named Geba, on the way from Jerusalem to Shechem, was also known in the Roman
Gibeah; Gibeah of Saul
GIBEAH; GIBEAH OF SAUL A town on the main road through the hills of Judah and Ephraim (Judg. 19:11–13). The principal town in the territory of Benjamin, it was referred to as ‘Gibeah which belongeth to Benjamin’ (Judg. 19:14) and was destroyed after the incident of the concubine (Judg. 19–20). The Philistines
Catholic Bible Dictionary
GEBA A Benjaminite and Levitical town (Josh 18:24, 21:17; 1 Chr 6:60), identified with the modern town of Jaba (or Jeba), northeast of Jerusalem. The site figured prominently in the struggles against the Philistines (Judg 20:10, 33; 1 Sam 13:3, 16; 14:5; 2 Sam 5:25; Isa 10:29), but textual studies indicate