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Gibbethon
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gibbethon
Gibbethon (גִּבְּתוֹן‎, gibbethon). A Levitical city assigned to the tribe of Dan (Josh 21:23). Later occupied by the Philistines (1 Kgs 15:27). Baasha killed Nadab outside of Gibbethon (1 Kgs 15:27). Later, the Israelites also made Omri king at Gibbethon (1 Kgs 16:17).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gibbethon (Place)
GIBBETHON (PLACE) [Heb gibbĕtôn (גִּבְּתֹון)]. A Levitical city belonging to the tribe of Dan (Josh 21:23). In the parallel list in 1 Chronicles, Gibbethon is omitted. Gibbethon was assigned to the tribe of Dan as a part of its inheritance (Josh 19:44) before the tribe migrated to the N. The city is
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gibbethon
Gibbethon. City in the western part of central Palestine. It was located in the territory of Dan (Jos 19:44) and allotted to the Levite clan of Kohath (21:23). Baasha killed King Nadab at Gibbethon when Israel was taking the city from the Philistines (1 Kgs 15:27). About 26 years later, Omri was proclaimed
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gibbethon
Gibbethon gibʹbə-thon [Heb. gibbeṯôn]. A city in the tribal allotment of Dan before Dan moved northward (Josh. 19:44). In the allocation of certain portions of land to the Levites, Gibbethon was assigned to the Kohathites (Josh. 21:23). In the context it is joined with Elteke, Aijalon, and Gathrimmon,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gibbethon
GIBBETHON City in the western part of central Palestine. It was located in the territory of Dan (Jos 19:44) and allotted to the Levite clan of Kohath (21:23). Baasha killed King Nadab at Gibbethon when Israel was taking the city from the Philistines (1 Kgs 15:27). About 26 years later, Omri was proclaimed
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gibbethon
Gibbethon (gib´uh-thon; Heb., “mound” or “height”), a city originally assigned to Dan and later given to the Levites (Josh. 19:44; 21:23), although by the time of King Asa of Judah (ca. 900 bce) it was in Philistine hands (1 Kings 15:27). It was the site of the assassination of Nadab, king of Israel
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gibbethon
GIBBETHON. A town in west central Palestine in the territory of Dan listed with Eltekeh and Baalath (Josh 19:44). It was assigned to the Kohathite Levities (Josh 21:23). In early days of the nothern kingdom Gibbethon belonged to the Philistines. Nadab was slain by Baasha while beseiging it (1 Kgs 15:27).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Gibbethon
GIBBETHON (Heb. gibbeṯôn, ‘mound’). A city in Dan (Jos. 19:44), given to the Kohathite Levites (Jos. 21:23). For some time it was in Philistine hands and was the scene of battles between them and N Israel. Here Baasha slew Nadab (1 Ki. 15:27) and, about 26 years later, Omri was acclaimed king (1 Ki.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gibbethon
Gibbethon (Heb. gibbĕṯôn)A levitical city belonging to the tribe of Dan (Josh. 19:44; 21:23). During the Divided Monarchy Gibbethon was held by the Philistines. While the army of Nadab was attacking Gibbethon, Baasha assassinated Nadab and became king in his place (1 Kgs. 15:27). Some 26 years later,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gibbethon
Gibbethon [gĭbˊə thŏn] (Heb. gibbeṯôn “height”). A town near Baalath in the initial territory occupied by Dan (Josh. 19:44). Although it had been assigned to the Levites (21:23), the city long remained in the hands of the Philistines. The Israelite king Baasha killed his predecessor Nadab as the
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Gibbethon
GIBBETHON A town in the territory of Dan, given to the Levites (Josh. 21:23). During the days of the kingdom of Israel it was held by the Philistines (1 Kgs. 15:27; 16:15). In 712 bc it was conquered by Sargon, King of Assyria. Identified with Tell Melat, north of Ekron.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Gibbethon
GIBBETHON (Hebrew, possibly “little hill”) A Levitical city (Josh 21:23) and a possession of the tribe of Dan (Josh 19:44). The city also figured in the struggles with the Philistines and was besieged unsuccessfully by Nadab (1 Kgs 15:27) and Omri (1 Kgs 16:15–18).
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