Gibeah (of Judah)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
1. A city in Judah, named in a list of ten cities allotted to Judah (Josh. 15:57). It has been identified with el-Jebaʿ, 12 1/2 km (7 1/2 mi) WSW of Bethlehem, but since it is listed with “cities” further to the south, it is possibly to be located SE of Hebron. It is perhaps the Gibeah of 2 Ch. 13:2.
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
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 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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gib´e-ah, a word employed in the Bible to denote a hill. Like most words of this kind it gave its name to several towns and places in Palestine, which would doubtless be generally on or near a hill. They are—1. Gibeah, a city in the mountain district of Judah, named with Maon and the southern Carmel,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary