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Gibeonites (United Kingdom)
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Residents of Gibeon. They deceived the Israelites into making a peace treaty with them during the conquest of Canaan (Josh 9:1–27). Later, King Saul‘s violation of this treaty with the Gibeonites led to a famine (2 Sam 21:1–9).
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The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gib´eonites, The, the people of Gibeon, and perhaps also of the three cities associated with Gibeon, Josh. 9:17—Hivites; and who, on the discovery of the stratagem by which they had obtained the protection of the Israelites, were condemned to be perpetual bondmen, hewers of wood and drawers of water
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
GIB´EONITES (gibʹē-on-īts). The people of Gibeon and perhaps also of the three cities associated with Gibeon (Josh. 9:17). Upon the victorious advance of the Israelites, the inhabitants of Gibeon attempted to anticipate the danger that threatened them by means of a clever scheme, and to enter into
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
GIBEONITES [GIB ee un ites] — the Canaanite inhabitants of the city of Gibeon, probably also including the people of its three dependent towns (2 Sam. 21:1–9). When the Gibeonites heard of Joshua’s victories at Jericho and Ai, they pretended to be ambassadors from a far country in order to make a peace
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Gib′eonite (4 syl., g hard). A slave’s slave, a workman’s labourer, a farmer’s understrapper, or Jack-of-all-work. The Gibeonites were made “hewers of wood and drawers of water” to the Israelites. (Josh. 9:27.)“And Giles must trudge, whoever gives command,A Gibeonite, that serves them all by turn.”