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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.
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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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
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).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
GIBEATH-ELOHIM gib´ee-uhth-el´oh-him [גִּבְעַת־הָאֱלֹהִים givʿath-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