Jabesh-gileadites (Judges)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jabesh-Gilead (יָבֵשׁ גִּלְעָד‎, yavesh gil'ad). A town in Gilead that had close connections with Benjamin during the time of the judges and Saul.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jabesh-Gilead (Place)
JABESH-GILEAD (PLACE) [Heb yābēš (יָבֵשׁ‎) gilʿād (גִּלְעָד)]. Var. JABESH. An ancient city in Transjordan, which became part of the Israelite state during the early Monarchy, probably under David.A. LocationThe ancient name, which means “well-draining soil of Gilead,” is preserved in Wadi el-Yabis,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jabesh, Jabesh-gilead (Place)
Jabesh, Jabesh-gilead (Place). Town appearing in some stormy passages of OT history. The closing chapters of the Book of Judges (19–21), a sorry record of the division and degradation of the land, tell of a base atrocity committed by the men of Gibeah against a Levite’s concubine, a sanguinary war against
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jabesh-Gilead jāʹbesh-gilʹi-əd [Heb. yāḇêš gilʿāḏ—‘dry place of Gilead’]; also Jabesh. A city belonging to the half-tribe of Manasseh in the highlands E of the Jordan about 16 km (10 mi) SE of Beth-shan. It is situated beside the Wâdī Yâbis (Jabesh), which flows into the Jordan about 30 km
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jabesh, Jabesh-Gilead (Place)
JABESH, JABESH-GILEAD (Place) Town appearing in the closing chapters of the book of Judges (chs 19–21). This is a sad record of the division and degradation of the land, which tells of a base atrocity committed by the men of Gibeah against a Levite’s concubine, a sanguinary war against Benjamin in consequence,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jabesh-gilead (jay´bish-gil´ee-uhd), a town east of the Jordan River, sometimes called simply Jabesh (cf. 1 Sam. 11:1). The name is evidently related to that of the Wadi Yabis, rising at Mihna north of Ajlun in the Gilead highlands. Jabesh-gilead first appears in Israelite history in the story of how
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JABESH-GILEAD. A town in Gilead, about ten miles SE of the ancient Beth-shan, and about two miles E of the Jordan River. The site has been identified by Glueck with Tell Abu Kharaz on the Wadi Yabis two miles E of the Jordan. Israel early put the town to the sword because its citizens would not share
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
JABESH-GILEAD (Heb. yāḇēš gil‘āḏ). An Israelite town E of the Jordan which kept out of the war against Benjamin and suffered severe reprisals (Jdg. 21). Here Saul proved his kingship, routing the Ammonites who were besieging it (1 Sa. 11). The citizens rescued Saul’s body from the walls of Beth-shan
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jabesh-Gilead (Heb. yāḇêš gilʿāḏ) (also JABESH)A city in northwest Gilead. It was probably located along the Wadi Yâbis, although no one site has yet been conclusively identified as Jabesh-gilead (“the dry [place] of Gilead”).The inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead were important heroic, if sometimes
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jabesh-Gilead [jāˊbĭsh gĭlˊĭ əd] (Heb. yāḇêš gil˓āḏ “Jabesh of Gilead”).† A city located east of the Jordan river and south of the Sea of Galilee. Many scholars have identified the site as modern Tell el-Maqlûb on the northern side of Wâdī Yâbis, a site first inhabited late in the fourth
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Jabesh; Jabesh-Gilead
JABESH; JABESH-GILEAD A town east of the Jordan in Gilead. Because the Jabeshites refused to participate in the war of the Israelites against the Gibeonites all the inhabitants of Jabesh were slain, except for 400 maidens who were given as wives to the Benjaminites (Judg. 21:6–14). In the days of Saul
Catholic Bible Dictionary
JABESH-GILEAD (Hebrew, “well-draining soil of Gilead”) A city in Transjordan, probably near modern Wadi el-Yabis, a tributary that feeds into the Jordan. Suggested locations for Jabesh-gilead have been ed-Deir (Deir el-Halawe), Miryamim, Tell Maqlub, and Meqbereh-Tell abu Kharaz. In the days of the Judges,
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