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A town in the mountains of southern Judah, home of David’s counselor Ahithophel (Josh 15:51; 2 Sam 23:34; 15:12).
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GILOH (M.R. 167126). An Iron Age site located in (and named after) a S suburb of modern Jerusalem, on the W side of the watershed and main road leading from Jerusalem to Hebron. Excavations at the site, directed by A. Mazar between 1978–82, revealed an Iron Age I village, which may be identified as one
GILOH (PLACE) [Heb gilo (גִּלָ)]. Var. GILO. GILONITE. One of eleven towns in the hill country of Judah, located in the general vicinity of Debir (Josh 15:51). It was also the hometown of Ahithophel, one of David’s counselors (2 Sam 15:12; 23:34) who played a key role in Absalom’s revolt against David.
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Giloh—exile, a city in the south-west part of the hill-country of Judah (Josh. 15:51). It was the native place or residence of the traitor Ahithophel “the Gilonite” (Josh. 15:51; 2 Sam. 15:12), and where he committed suicide (17:23). It has been identified with Kurbet Jala, about 7 miles north of Hebron.