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gibeah


gibeah


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Gibeah 
  a  hill  or  hill-town,  "of  Benjamin"  (1  Sam.  13:15),  better  known 
  as  "Gibeah  of  Saul"  (11:4;  Isa.  10:29).  It  was  here  that  the 
  terrible  outrage  was  committed  on  the  Levite's  concubine  which 
  led  to  the  almost  utter  extirpation  of  the  tribe  of  Benjamin 
  (Judg.  19;  20),  only  six  hundred  men  surviving  after  a 
  succession  of  disastrous  battles.  This  was  the  birthplace  of 
  Saul,  and  continued  to  be  his  residence  after  he  became  king  (1 
  Sam.  10:26;  11:4;  15:34).  It  was  reckoned  among  the  ancient 
  sanctuaries  of  Palestine  (10:26;  15:34;  23:19;  26:1;  2  Sam. 
  21:6-10),  and  hence  it  is  called  "Gibeah  of  God"  (1  Sam.  10:5, 
  R.V.  marg.).  It  has  been  identified  with  the  modern  Tell  el-Ful 
  (i.e.,  "hill  of  the  bean"),  about  3  miles  north  of  Jerusalem. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Gibeah,  a  hill