Gibeah (of Judah)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gibeah of Judah
Gibeah of Judah (גִּבְעָה‎, giv'ah). A town of Judah that lay in the hill country southwest of Jerusalem (Josh 15:57).
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
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
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
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
GIB´EAH (gibʹē-a; Heb. gib˓â). A “hill,” as the word is sometimes rendered.1. Gibeah of Judah, situated in the mountains of that tribe (Josh. 15:57), where the prophet Habakkuk is said to have been buried. It lay seven miles SW of Bethlehem and is identified with Jeba.2. Gibeah of Benjamin (Judg.
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