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Giloh
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Giloh
Giloh (גִּלֹה‎, giloh, giloh; הַ גִּילֹנָי‎, ha gilonay). A town in the mountains of southern Judah, home of David’s counselor Ahithophel (Josh 15:51; 2 Sam 23:34; 15:12).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Giloh
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)
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.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gilonite
Giloh, Gilo, Gilonite. Village, and the inhabitants, in the mountains of southern Judah (Jos 15:51). David’s counselor Ahitophel was a Gilonite (2 Sm 15:12; 23:34, rsv Gilo). It has been identified with modern Khirbet Jala just northeast of Hebron.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Giloh
Giloh giʹlō [Heb. gilōh]. A town in the hill country of the territory allotted to the tribe of Judah (Josh. 15:51). It was the home of Ahithophel (the “Gilonite,” Heb. haggîlōnî, 2 S. 15:12; in 23:34 the RSV renders haggilōnî “of Gilo”; cf. AV, NEB), one of David’s counselors (cf. 1 Ch. 27:33)
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gilo, Giloh, Gilonite
GILO*, GILOH, GILONITE* Village, and the inhabitants, in the mountains of southern Judah (Jos 15:51). David’s counselor Ahithophel was a Gilonite (2 Sm 15:12; 23:34). It has been identified with modern Khirbet Jala just northeast of Hebron.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Giloh
GILOH. A city in the southern hills of Judah mentioned along with Jattir, Socoh, Debir, and Eshtemoh (Josh 15:48–51). It is called “Gilo” in (2 Sam 23:34) (RSV). Ahihthophel came from here (2 Sam 15:12). It is usually identified with Khirbet Jala, five miles NW of Hebron.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Giloh
Giloh (Heb. gilōh)A town in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:51); the home of Ahithophel (“the Gilonite”; 2 Sam. 15:12; 23:34). Though widely accepted, the identification of Giloh with Khirbet Jala, ca. 8 km. (5 mi.) NNW of Hebron, encounters a difficulty at Josh. 15:48–51, which seems to locate
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Giloh
Giloh [gīˊlō] (Heb. gilōh). A town in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:51); the home of Ahithophel (“the Gilonite”; 2 Sam. 15:12; 23:34). Though widely accepted, the identification of Giloh with Khirbet Jala, about 8 km. (5 mi.) north-northwest of Hebron, encounters a difficulty at Josh.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Giloh
Gi´loh (exile), a town in the mountainous part of Judah, named in the first group with Debir and Eshtemoh, Josh. 15:51; it was the native place of the famous Ahithophel. 2 Sam. 15:12.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Giloh
GI´LOH (gīʹlō). In the mountains of Judah (Josh. 15:51), the birthplace and the scene of the suicide of the traitor Ahithophel (2 Sam. 15:12; 17:23). Probably the present Khirbet Jala, five miles NNW of Hebron. Giloh stands probably for the original Gilon (cf. 2 Sam. 15:12; 23:34). See Gilonite.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Giloh
Gilohexile, 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.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Giloh
GILOH [GIH low] — a town in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:51), the home of the traitorous Ahithophel and the place where he committed suicide (2 Sam. 15:12).
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