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Gittaim
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gittaim
Gittaim (גִּתַּיִם‎, gittayim). A village in the territory of Benjamin. The inhabitants of Beeroth fled there for unknown reasons (2 Sam 4:3; Neh 11:33).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gittaim (Place)
GITTAIM (PLACE) [Heb gittāyı̂m (גִּתָּיִים)]. Town in which the Canaanite population of Beeroth took permanent refuge for reasons unstated (2 Sam 4:3). It may be that as members of the Gibeonite federation (Josh 9:17) the people of Beeroth had also become victims of Saul’s hostilities against the Gibeonites
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gittaim
Gittaim. Town in Benjamin to which the inhabitants of Be-eroth fled, where they remained under civil protection (2 Sm 4:3). Nehemiah 11:33 lists Gittaim as one of the places where the returned exiles later settled. The two references may indicate two different places. If so, the second Gittaim may be
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gittaim
Gittaim gitʹā-əm [Heb. * ̣gittayim—‘double winepress’]. The town to which the Beerothites fled for refuge from the persecution of Saul (2 S. 4:3). This town may be identical with the one named with Hazor and Ramah in Neh. 11:33, where returning Benjaminites settled after the Exile.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gittaim
GITTAIM Town in Benjamin to which the inhabitants of Beeroth fled, where they remained under civil protection (2 Sm 4:3). Nehemiah 11:33 lists Gittaim as one of the places where the returned exiles later settled. The two references may indicate two different places. If so, the second Gittaim may be located
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gittaim
GITTAIM. This is the name Gath with a common locative ending,—ayim, which is identical in form to the Heb. dual inflection. In (2 Sam 4:3) it is mentioned incidentally that the Beerothites (q.v.) had fled to Gittaim but that their town of origin, Beeroth, was reckoned to the tribe of Benjamin. In the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gittaim
Gittaim (Heb. gittāyim)A town (Heb. “pair of winepresses”) where Amorite inhabitants of Beeroth received permanent refuge (2 Sam. 4:3), either from Saulide hostilities against towns allied with Gibeon (21:2; Josh. 9) or from Saul in revenge for the murder of his son Ishbosheth by descendants of the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gittaim
Gittaim [gĭtˊĭ əm] (Heb. gittayim “two winepresses”). A place of unknown location to which the Beerothites fled to avoid Saul’s persecution (2 Sam. 4:3). Following the Exile Benjaminites resettled there (Neh. 11:33). According to Eusebius Onomasticon the town lay between Antipatris and Jamnia, but
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Gittaim
GITTAIM A town in the north of the Plain where the two captains, Baanah and Rechab, found refuge after the death of Abner, son of Ner, in Hebron (2 Sam. 4:1–3). At the time of the Restoration it is mentioned as one of the cities of Benjamin (Neh. 11:33). The large number of places in the Holy Land named
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Gittaim
GIT´TAIM (gitʹa-im; “two winepresses”). The place to which the Beerothites fled (2 Sam. 4:3), perhaps through fear of vengeance for the murder of Ish-bosheth. It is mentioned (Neh. 11:33) in the list of cities inhabited by the Benjamites after the captivity, identified with Gamteti of the Amarna Letters,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Gittaim
Gittaimtwo wine-presses, (2 Sam. 4:3; Neh. 11:33), a town probably in Benjamin to which the Beerothites fled.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Gittaim
GITTAIM [GIT tah em] (two winepresses) — a village in Benjamin to which the Amorite inhabitants of Beeroth fled from King Saul (2 Sam. 4:3).