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A descendant of Hodiah of the tribe of Judah (1 Chr 4:19). Described as “the Garmite” (גַּרְמִי, garmiy), the meaning of which is unknown.
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KEILAH1. A fortified city in the Shephelah allotted to Judah (Josh 15:44) and mentioned in the Amarna letters as Qilti. Identified with Khirbet Qila it is situated eight miles NW of Hebron and overlooking the N-S route from the Valley of Elah to Hebron. David and his band saved the city from the Philistines
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KEILAH<ke-i’-la> (קְעִילָה [qèilah]; [Κεειλάμ, Keeilam]):1. A city of the Shephelah mentioned (Joshua 15:44) along with Nezib, Aehzib and Mareshah. Among those who repaired the walls of Jerusalem was “Hashabiah, the ruler of half the district of Keilah, for his district. After him repaired their
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KEILAH (Kə īʹ lah) Personal and place-name, perhaps meaning “fortress.” 1. Descendant of Caleb (1 Chron. 4:19). 2. Fortified city in the lowland plain (Shephelah) of the territory of Judah identified with modern Khirbet Oila, about eight miles northwest of Hebron and 18 miles southwest of Jerusalem.