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Giah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Giah
Giah (גִּיחַ‎, giach). A village along the route taken by Abner as he fled from Joab (2 Sam 2:24).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Giah (Place)
GIAH (PLACE) [Heb gı̂aḥ (גִּיחַ)]. An unknown site close to which Joab and Abishai rallied supportive Benjaminites in their pursuit of Abner (2 Sam 2:24). The text is difficult, if not corrupt. Neither the name Giah nor the hill of Ammah, which it is said to be near, are otherwise attested. LXX reads
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Giah
Giah. Unidentified place along the descent from Gibeon to the Arabah to which Joab and Abishai pursued Abner (2 Sm 2:24).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Giah
Giah gēʹə [Heb. gî (a)ḥ]. An unidentified place mentioned in 2 S. 2:24, though the text may be corrupt. The passage speaks of “the hill of Ammah, which lies before Giah on the way to the wilderness of Gibeon.” Ammah has not been identified as either a place or a person, and there is no wilderness
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Giah
GIAH Unidentified place along the descent from Gibeon to the Arabah to which Joab and Abishai pursued Abner (2 Sm 2:24).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Giah
GIAH. An unidentified place on the route followed by Abner in his flight, pursued by Joab (2 Sam 2:24). LXX renders the Heb. gɩ̂ah as Gr. gai, corresponding to the Heb. gay’, meaning “valley.”
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Giah
Giah (Heb. gɩ̂aḥ)An unidentified site along the route taken by Abner as he fled from Gibeon to the Arabah (2 Sam. 2:24). The Hebrew text may be corrupt, and recent scholarship favors a reading based on LXX Gk. Gai (cf. Heb. gayʾ, “valley”).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Giah
Giah [gīˊə] (Heb. gîaḥ “spring”).† An unidentified site along the route taken by Abner as he fled from Gibeon to the Arabah (2 Sam. 2:24). The Hebrew text may be corrupt, and recent scholarship favors a reading based on the LXX Gk. Gai (cf. Heb. gay˒ “valley”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Giah
Gi´ah (a waterfall), a place named only in 2 Sam. 2:24 to designate the position of the hill Ammah.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Giah
GIAH (gīʹah). A place near the hill of Ammah, close to Gibeon, where Joab and Abishai overtook Abner as he fled from the contest at the pool of Gibeon (2 Sam. 2:24).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Giah
GIAH [GIH ah] — an unidentified place in the territory of Benjamin (2 Sam. 2:24).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GIAH
GIAH<gi’-a> ([גִּיחַ‎, giach]): An unidentified place on the route followed by Abner in his flight, pursued by Joab (2 Sam 2:24). Septuagint renders Gai, corresponding to the Hebrew ge, “valley.” The form giach may be due to corruption of the text.
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