The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Maareh-Geba (מַעֲרֶה גֶּבַע‎, ma'areh geva'). A region that may have been located west of Geba, based on some Septuagint manuscripts. Most of Israel gathered here to massacre the men of Benjamin (Judg 20:33).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Maareh-geba māʹə-rē-gē-bə [Heb. (mim)maʿarē-gāḇaʿ; Gk. A (apó) dysmó̄n té̄s Gabaa—‘from the west of Geba’; B (apó) Maaragabe]; RSV “place west of Geba”; AV “out of the meadows of Gibeah”; NEB “neighborhood of Gibeah.” A place where Israelites lay in ambush against the Benjaminites (Jgs. 20:33,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
MAAREH-GEBA (Jdg. 20:33, rv; av ‘meadows of Gibeah’). Heb. ma‘arēh means ‘open, bare place, but lxx(a) dysmōn and Vulg. occidentali urbis parte suggest Heb. ma‘arāḇ, ‘west’, which yields a better sense here. (*geba.)A. R. Millard.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MAAREH-GEBA<ma’-a-re-ge’-ba>, <-ga’-ba> (גֶּבַע מַעֲרֵה‎ [màareh gebhà]; Septuagint: Codex Vaticanus [Μαρααγάβε, Maraagabe]; Codex Alexandrinus [δυσμω̂ν τη̂ς Γαβαά, dusmon tes Gabaa]): The place where the men of Israel lay in ambush, from which they broke forth upon the children of Benjamin (Jdg
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
MAAREH-GEBA (Mā ȧ rĕh-gēʹ bȧ) Place-name meaning “clearing of Geba.” Israel’s army readied an ambush there for tribe of Benjamin (Judg. 20:33 NASB). Other translations translated the first part of the name or follow a Greek text in reading “west of Gibeah,” a change of the final Hebrew letter. See
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Maareh-geba may’uh-ri-gee’buh. Transliteration used by some versions (e.g., NJPS) to render the difficult Hebrew phrase maʿărēh-gābaʿ, referring to a place where the men of Israel lay in ambush and from which they rushed forth to attack the Benjamites (Jdg. 20:33; KJV, “the meadows of Gibeah”). On
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
MAAREH-GEBA, mā′a-re-gē′ba, -gāʹba (מַעֲרֵה גֶּבַע‎, ma‛ărēh gebha‛; B, Μαρααγάβε, Maraagábe, A δυσμῶν τῆς Γαβαά, dusmō̇n, tē̇s Gabaá): The place where the men of Israel lay in ambush, from which they broke forth upon the children of Benjamin (Jgs 20:33). AV renders “the meadows of Gibeah,”