Gibeah (of Benjamin)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
(Heb גִבְעַת בִנְיָמִין‎, giv'ath vinyamin) City in the the territory of Benjamin near the border of Judah. Seat of government and hometown of Israel’s first king, Saul. Likely located at modern Tell el-Ful. Not to be confused with Gibeah of Judah or Gibeah of Ephraim.
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gibeah of Benjamin
Gibeah of Benjamin (Heb גִבְעַת בִנְיָמִין‎, giv'ath vinyamin) City in the the territory of Benjamin near the border of Judah. Seat of government and hometown of Israel’s first king, Saul. Likely located at modern Tell el-Ful. Not to be confused with Gibeah of Judah or Gibeah of Ephraim.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gibeah (Place)
GIBEAH (PLACE) [Heb gibʿah (גִּבְעַה)]. Four places in the Hebrew Bible use this name, which simply means “hill.”1. A town listed in a group of ten cities in the hill country of Judah (Josh 15:57) and among the cities belonging to the sons of Caleb (1 Chr 2:49). Each list associates Gibeah of Judah
Mizpah (Place)
MIZPAH (PLACE) [Heb hamiṣpâ (הַמִצְפָּה)]. Var. MIZPEH. A place-name connected with several biblical sites in and around Palestine. The toponym, deriving from the root ṣph meaning “to guard,” or “to watch,” suggests the location at a site of a military outpost, observatory, or “watchtower” (see the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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
3. A city in Benjamin, called “Gibeah, which belongs to Benjamin” (Jgs. 19:14; 20:4), “Gibeah of Benjamin” (Jgs. 20:10; 1 S. 13:2, 15; 14:16), “Gibeah of the Benjamites” (2 S. 23:29; 1 Ch. 11:31), “Gibeath” (MT, AV Josh. 18:28; RSV Gibeah), and “Gibeah of Saul” (1 S. 11:4; 15:34; Isa. 10:29). It is possibly
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.
Mizpah (village)
3. In Benjamin [Heb hammiṣpâ; Gk Massēpha, Maspha, Masphe, or (due to Heb directive suffix) Massēphath, and once translated skopiá (1 K. 15:22)]. A city in the northern part of the Benjaminite territory. It appears in the list of Benjamin’s towns (Josh. 18:26), but the order is not sufficiently
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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)
Gibeah (gib´ee-uh; Heb., “hill”), a site in Benjamin, five miles north of Jerusalem. In biblical tradition, Gibeah is where an Ephraimite received inhospitable treatment, including the rape and murder of his concubine; this led to a war between Israel and Benjamin (Judg. 19–20). Later, Gibeah was the
Mizpah, Mizpeh
Mizpah, Mizpeh (miz´puh; Heb., “watchtower,”). In addition to being the name of a territory and four cities, the Hebrew word mizpah occurs frequently with the definite article to mean “the watchtower.” Mizpeh is a variant spelling of Mizpah, occurring four times in the nrsv (Josh. 11:3, 8; 15:38; 18:26).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
GIBEAH. This is a Heb. word meaning a “hill,” especially one used for heathen worship. It is in contrast to the stronger word har, “mountain.”1. As a place name its primary reference is to Gibeah of Benjamin, best known as Saul’s home town (1 Sam 10:26) and later his capital for Israel (1 Sam 11:4;
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
GIBEAH (Heb. giḇe‘â, giḇeaṯ). A noun meaning ‘hill’, and often so used In the Bible (e.g. 2 Sa. 2:25 and probably in 2 Sa. 6:3 with rv and rsv), but also used as a place-name. Owing to its similarity in form with the place-name geḇa‘ (*Geba), these two are sometimes confused (e.g. Jdg. 20:10).1.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gibeah (Heb. giḇʿâ)1. A city in the hill country of Judah SW of Jerusalem (Josh. 15:57).2. A town in the hill country of Ephraim (Josh. 24:33), assigned to Aaron’s son Eleazar, who is buried there, and subsequently the inheritance of Phinehas.3. A Benjaminite city that was particularly prominent
Mizpah, Mizpeh
Mizpah (Heb. miṣpâ), MIZPEH (miṣpeh)1. Mizpah of Gilead. The name given by Jacob as a sign of his covenant with Laban (Gen. 31:49). The so-called Mizpah benediction invokes Yahweh to monitor the parties’ compliance with the covenant stipulations. Later, Israel’s forces assembled here in preparation
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
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
GIBEAH (Hebrew gibʿah, “hill”) A Benjaminite city (Judg 19:13, 14; 1 Sam 10:5; 13:2, 3; 2 Sam 23:9; Isa 10:29), located to the north of Jerusalem (Judg 19:12). The city was the scene of a terrible outrage committed against the concubine of a Levite who was spending the night as a guest. The death of
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