The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gibeath-Elohim (גִּבְעַת הָאֱלֹהִים‎, giv'ath ha'elohim). A place meaning “hill of God” in Hebrew. The city was Saul’s capital and the setting of the story of the Levite and his concubine in Judg 19–20.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gibeath-Elohim (Place)
GIBEATH-ELOHIM (PLACE) [Heb gibʿat (גִּבְעַת‎) hāʾĕlōhı̂m (הָאֱלֹהִים)]. A site, meaning “hill of God,” in the Benjaminite hill country to which Samuel directed Saul in fulfillment of a third prophetic sign confirming his anointment as prince over Israel (1 Sam 10:5). The Hebrew place name, in conjunction
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gibeath-elohim. Place where Samuel foretold an event that would confirm Saul as Israel’s king (1 Sm 10:5).See Gibeah #5.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gibeath-Elohim giʹbēəth ə-lō-hēmʹ [Heb. giḇʿaṯ hāʾ,lōhîm—‘hill of God’]; AV; RSV mg, NEB, “hill of God.” The place where Saul, after leaving Samuel, met the company of prophets and prophesied with them (1 S. 10:5; note that in v 10 it is simply called “Gibeah”). It is defined as the place “where
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
GIBEATH-ELOHIM* Place where Samuel foretold an event that would confirm Saul as Israel’s king (1 Sm 10:5, rsv; nlt mg). See Gibeah #4.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gibeath-Elohim (Heb. giḇʿaṯ hāʾĕlōhɩ̂m)A place (“hill of God”) where Samuel promised Saul he would meet a band of prophets (1 Sam. 10:5). While clearly in the hill country of Benjamin, because of the similarity of other names (Geba, Gibeah, Gibeon; all from Heb. giḇʿâ, “hill,” the dominant topographical
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gibeath-Elohim [gĭbˊĭ ăth ĕlˊō hĭm] (Heb. giḇ˓aṯ hā˒elōhîm “hill of God”).* A hill where Saul, as predicted by Samuel, joined a band of prophets in ecstatic prophecy as a sign of his election to the Israelite kingship (1 Sam. 10:5–6). It is generally thought to be the same as the Gibeah
Catholic Bible Dictionary
GIBEATH-ELOHIM (Hebrew, “hill of God”) A hill in the country of the Benjamin tribe to which Samuel sent Saul to meet a band of prophets, and where the Spirit would come upon Saul and he would “be turned into another man” (1 Sam 10:5).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Gibeath Elohim
GIBEATH ELOHIM [GIB ee ath el oh HEEM] (hill of God) — the place where Saul was filled with the Spirit of the Lord after he was anointed king of Israel (1 Sam. 10:5, NRSV; Gibeah of God, NIV).
Hill of God
HILL OF GOD — the place where Saul was filled with the Spirit of the Lord and prophesied with a group of prophets (1 Sam. 10:5).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
GIBEATH-ELOHIM (Gĭbʹ ĭ ăth-ĕ lōʹ hĭm) Place-name meaning “hill of God.” See Geba; Gibeah.
Hill of God
HILL OF GOD (Hb. Gibeʿat-elohim) Site of a Philistine garrison and of a place of worship. Here Saul met a band of ecstatic prophets and joined them in their frenzy (1 Sam. 10:5).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GIBEATH-ELOHIM gib´ee-uhth-el´oh-him [גִּבְעַת־הָאֱלֹהִיםgivʿath-haʾelohim]. A place whose name means “the hill of God.” Samuel told Saul he would meet a group of prophets there coming down from the sanctuary (lit. “high place”), and that the spirit of Yahweh would come upon him, and he would be a changed