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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gob
Gob (גּוֹב‎, gov). A city occupied by the Philistines (2 Sam 21:18–19). David’s mighty men killed giants there, including Saph and possibly Goliath or Goliath’s brother Lahmi. The parallel account in 1 Chr 20:4 places the battle at Gezer (גֶּזֶר‎, gezer).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gob (Place)
GOB (PLACE) [Heb gôb (גֹּוב)]. The site of two battles against the Philistines during the reign of David (2 Sam 21:18, 19). Gob appears twice in a series of four episodes in which heroes from David’s ranks defeated Philistine champions (2 Sam 21:15–22). During the first encounter at Gob, Sibbecai slew
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gob
Gob. Location where David and his men twice encountered the Philistines in battle (2 Sm 21:18, 19). In the parallel description of Chronicles 20:4, Gezer is mentioned as the place of war instead of Gob.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gob
Gob [Heb. gōḇ, gôḇ—‘pit’ or ‘cistern’]. The scene of two of David’s battles with the Philistines (2 S. 21:18f.). The parallel account in 1 Ch. 20:4f identifies the place as Gezer, a fortified city with a long history, located 29 km (18 mi) NW of Jerusalem in the Shephelah, overlooking the coastal
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gob
GOB Location where David and his men twice encountered the Philistines in battle (2 Sm 21:18–19). In the parallel description of 1 Chronicles 20:4, Gezer is mentioned as the place of war instead of Gob.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gob
GOB. The exact location is unknown but at this place David’s soldiers fought two battles with the Philistines (2 Sam 21:18–19). The parallel passage in 1 Chr 20:4 lists Gezer as the locale of the contests. Gob, which is mentioned in the Amarna letters as Gubbu, may have been near the better-known Gezer.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gob
Gob (Heb. gôḇ)The site of two battles between David and the Philistines (2 Sam. 21:18–19). The parallel account gives the site as Gezer (1 Chr. 20:4).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gob
Gob [gŏb] (Heb. gōḇ, gôḇ “pit”). The setting for two battles between the Israelites, led by David, and the Philistines (2 Sam. 21:18–19). The parallel account at 1 Chr. 20:4 gives the site as Gezer.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gob
Gob (cistern), a place mentioned only in 2 Sam. 21:18, 19, as the scene of two encounters between David’s warriors and the Philistines. In the parallel account in 1 Chron. 20:4 the name is given as Gezer.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Gob
GOB (gōb; “a pit,” 2 Sam. 21:18–19; called “Gezer,” 1 Chron. 20:4). The place where the brother of Goliath of Gath defied Israel but was slain by Jonathan the son of Shimea. In the Syri. version Gob is “Gath,” and the Heb. text is uncertain.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Gob
Goba pit, a place mentioned in 2 Sam. 21:18, 19; called also Gezer, in 1 Chr. 20:4.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Gob
GOB [gob] — an unknown place where the Israelites battled the Philistines (2 Sam. 21:18–19). At Gob Jaare-Oregim killed the brother of the giant, Goliath.
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