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Gibeon
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A city of the highland region west of the Jordan River, mentioned in the biblical books of Joshua, 2 Samuel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, 1–2 Chronicles, and Nehemiah. It was the only city in Canaan with which the Israelites made a peace treaty during the conquest, and it is famous for the nearby battle in the valley of Aijalon, when the sun and moon stood still. Later the city was granted to the tribe of Benjamin, served as a temporary site of the tabernacle, had a pool mentioned in the time of war between David and Saul, and was where Solomon received his understanding and discernment.
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Gibeon
Gibeon (גִּבְעוֹן‎, giv'on). A city of the highland region west of the Jordan River, mentioned in the biblical books of Joshua, 2 Samuel, Isaiah, Jeremiah, 1–2 Chronicles, and Nehemiah. It was the only city in Canaan with which the Israelites made a peace treaty during the conquest, and it is famous for
Geba
Geba (גֶּבַע‎, geva'; Γαβαα, Gabaa). A Levitical city located within the portion of land Joshua assigned to the tribe of Benjamin (Josh 21:17).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gibeon (Place)
GIBEON (PLACE) [Heb gibʿôn (גִּבְעֹון)]. An important city of Benjamin, now identified with modern el-Jib (M.R. 167139), 8 km NW of Jerusalem. See Fig. GIB.01. The village is located on a small limestone hill surrounded by agricultural fields at an altitude of some 750 m above sea level. Eight nearby
Geba (Place)
GEBA (PLACE) [Heb gebaʿ (גֶּבַע)]. Listed among Benjaminite towns (Josh 18:24) and Levitical cities (Josh 21:17 = 1 Chr 6:60), Geba’s original inhabitants were reportedly exiled to Manahath (1 Chr 8:6). Geba is mentioned in such close connection with Gibeah in Judg 20:10, 33; 1 Sam 13:3, 16; and 14:5,
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
Gibeon, Gibeonites
Gibeon, Gibeonites. Place and its inhabitants figuring prominantly in the OT from the days of Joshua to the days of Nehemiah, though both were in existence outside these time limits. The site may be identified with confidence as el-Jib some 5½ miles north of Jerusalem. This identification was proposed
Gaba
Gaba. kjv spelling of the Benjamite city, Geba, in Joshua 18:24; Ezra 2:26; and Nehemiah 7:30.See Geba.
Geba
Geba. Modern Jeba‘, and a levitical city in the territory of Benjamin (Jos 18:24, kjv Gaba; 21:17), about seven miles N,NE of Jerusalem and south of the pass of Michmash (1 Sm 14:5; Is 10:29). It is easily confused with Gibeah, the home town of Saul, which is also in Benjamin, to the southwest of Geba.
Gibeah
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
Gibeon
Gibeon gibʹē-ən [Heb. giḇʿôn]. A city about 8 km (5 mi) NW of Jerusalem. It is first mentioned in the Bible in connection with the Israelite Conquest (Josh. 9:3). Following the Conquest, Gibeon became a levitical city in the tribal territory of Benjamin. The name giḇʿôn suggests a height, and the
Geba
Geba gēʹbə [Heb. geḇaʿ—‘height’; Gk. Gaba, Gabaa, Gabee]; AV also GABA (Josh. 18:24; Ezr. 2:26 par Neh. 7:30), GIBEAH (Jgs. 20:33; 1 S. 13:16; 14:5), GABDES (1 Esd. 5:20); NEB also GIBEAH (Jgs. 20:33; 1 S. 13:16), GABBES (1 Esd. 5:20). In Jgs. 20:10 read Gibeah (so RSV, AV, NEB, contra MT Gebaʿ);
Gibeah
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
Gibeon, Gibeonites
GIBEON, GIBEONITES Place and its inhabitants figuring prominently in the OT from the days of Joshua to the days of Nehemiah, though both were in existence outside these time limits. The site may be identified with confidence as el-Jib some five and a half miles (8.9 kilometers) north of Jerusalem. This
Gaba
GABA* kjv spelling of the Benjamite city, Geba, in Joshua 18:24, Ezra 2:26, and Nehemiah 7:30. See Geba.
Geba
GEBA Levitical city in the territory of Benjamin (Jos 18:24; 21:17), about seven miles (11.3 kilometers) northeast of Jerusalem and south of Michmash (1 Sm 14:5; Is 10:29). It is easily confused with Gibeah, the hometown of Saul, which is also in Benjamin, to the southwest of Geba. Both names mean “hill.”
Gibeah
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)
Gibeon
Gibeon (gib´ee-uhn), a town, five and a half miles northwest of Jerusalem. Other towns associated with Gibeon include Chephirah, Beeroth, and Kiriath-jearim (Josh. 9:17). Gibeon has been identified with modern el-Jib, and archaeological excavations have been conducted there.Gibeon first enters the biblical
Geba
Geba (gee´buh), a town to the northwest of the Dead Sea given to the Levites from the tribe of Benjamin (Josh. 21:17). It guarded the Michmash pass and was the scene of Israelite battles with the Philistines (1 Sam. 13:3). It is sometimes confused with Gibeah and Gibeon in the Hebrew text, thus, “from
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gibeon, Gibeonites
GIBEON, GIBEONITES (“hill, hill-dwellers”). A city and people in the territory of Benjamin, now identified with the village of el-Jib. In the Bible the name occurs 45 time, the city being alluded to on 15 different occasions in biblical history. Gibeon (el-Jib) is located on a hill about 2, 600 feet
Geba
GEBA. Spelled Gaba in Josh 18:24; Ezr 2:26; Neh 7:30, KJV.A city in the inheritance of Benjamin (Josh 18:24), today Jeba>, an Arab village six miles NNE of Jerusalem between er-Ram (Ramah) and Mukhmas (Michmash). It occupies the hill (Heb. geba‘ means “hill,” “height”) on the S side of the gorge of
Gibeah
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
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
Gibeon
GIBEON. At the time of the Israelite invasion of Canaan this was an important city inhabited by Hivites (Jos. 9:17; lxx *‘Horites’ is perhaps preferable) and apparently governed by a council of elders (Jos. 9:11; cf. 10:2). Following the fall of Jericho and Ai, the Gibeonites tricked Joshua into making
Geba
GEBA (Heb. geḇa‘, ‘a hill’). A town belonging to Benjamin, 11 km N of Jerusalem and 5 km from Gibeah, from which it is to be distinguished; cf. Jos 18:24 and 28; Is. 10:29. It was assigned to the Levites under Joshua (Jos. 21:17; 1 Ch. 6:60). It was in the descent from here that Jonathan and his armour-bearer
Gibeah
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
Gibeon
Gibeon (Heb. giḇʿôn)A city identified with the ruin under the Arab village of el-Jib, 9 km. (5.5 mi.) NNW of Jerusalem (167139). The identification was confirmed by the discovery of 31 jar handles inscribed with the name Gibeon (gbʿn). The importance of the site lies in its strategic position at the
Geba
Geba (Heb. geḇaʿ)A city identified with the modern village of Jabaʿ (175140), located 10 km. (6.2 mi.) N of Jerusalem near the northern border of the tribe of Benjamin. Its position gave rise to the expression “from Geba to Beer-sheba” as delimiting the greatest extent of the kingdom of Judah (2 Kgs.
Gibeah
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gibeon
Gibeon [gĭbˊĭ ən] (Heb. giḇ˓ôn, from gb˓ “hill”).† A city about 8 km. (5 mi.) northwest of Jerusalem, identified with modern el-Jîb. Called “a great city” in Joshua’s time (Josh. 10:2), Gibeon was one of four Canaanite (or Hivite) cities (with Chephirah, Beeroth, and Kiriath-jearim; sometimes
Geba
Geba [gēˊbə] (Heb. geḇa˓ “height”). A levitical town (Josh. 21:17; 1 Chr. 6:60), originally assigned to the tribe of Benjamin (Josh. 18:24; KJV “Gaba”), 10 km. (6 mi.) north-northeast of Jerusalem. It represented the northern limits of the kingdom of Judah (2 Kgs. 23:8; Zech. 14:10).Strategically
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Gibeon; Gibeonites
GIBEON; GIBEONITES One of the most ancient Canaanite cities. In the Bible it is referred to as one of the four Hivite cities (Josh. 9:7, 17) and ‘… a great city, as one of the royal cities, … greater than Ai, and all the men thereof were mighty’ (Josh. 10:2). Although the Gibeonites were condemned by
Geba
GEBA a) A place on the northern border of Judah in the time of the kingdom of Israel (2 Kgs. 23:8), whence the saying ‘from Geba to Beer-Sheba’, or, in the days of the Restoration (Zech. 14:10), ‘from Geba to Rimmon’. A place named Geba, on the way from Jerusalem to Shechem, was also known in the Roman
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
Gibeon
GIBEON A Benjaminite (Josh 18:25) and Levitical city (Josh 21:17), probably modern el-Jib, some eight miles northwest of Jerusalem. A Horite city at the time of the arrival of the Israelites, the people of Gibeon used trickery to make a covenant or peace treaty with Joshua (Josh 9–10). Joshua adhered
Geba
GEBA A Benjaminite and Levitical town (Josh 18:24, 21:17; 1 Chr 6:60), identified with the modern town of Jaba (or Jeba), northeast of Jerusalem. The site figured prominently in the struggles against the Philistines (Judg 20:10, 33; 1 Sam 13:3, 16; 14:5; 2 Sam 5:25; Isa 10:29), but textual studies indicate
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