Places Study on Giloh

Places Study on Giloh

Joshua 15: And Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages:
2 Samuel 15: And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counseller, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy was strong; for the people increased continually with Absalom.

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Morrish Bible Dictionary - Giloh
Town in the highlands of Judah, the native place of Ahithophel. Joshua 15:51 ; 2 Samuel 15:12 . Identified with ruins at Jala , 31 37' N, 35 4' E .

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Giloh
Exile, a city in the south-west part of the hill-country of Judah (Joshua 15:51 ). It was the native place or residence of the traitor Ahithophel "the Gilonite" (Joshua 15:51 ; 2 Samuel 15:12 ), and where he committed suicide (17:23). It has been identified with Kurbet Jala, about 7 miles north of Hebron.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Giloh
(gi' loh) Place name meaning, “uncovered” or “revealed.” Town in tribal allotment of Judah in Judean hills (Joshua 15:51 ). David's counselor Ahithophel came from Giloh (2 Samuel 15:12 ). Some scholars locate it at khirbet Jala in the suburbs of Jerusalem, but most think Giloh was actually further south.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Giloh
He that rejoices; he that overturns
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Giloh
A town in the hills of Judah (Joshua 15:51); the native place of Ahithophel (2 Samuel 15:12; 2 Samuel 17:23).

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Giloh
A city of Judah, Joshua 15:50 ; where Ahithophel, David's counselor dwelt; and where, after his treason against David, and the rejection of his counsel by Absalom, he hung himself, 2 Samuel 15:12 ; 17:23 .

Sentence search

Gilonite - (gi' loh nite) Citizen of Giloh. See Giloh
Gilo - (gi' loh) RSV, TEV spelling of Giloh to refer to Gilonite (2 Samuel 23:34 ). See Giloh
Giloh - David's counselor Ahithophel came from Giloh (2 Samuel 15:12 ). Some scholars locate it at khirbet Jala in the suburbs of Jerusalem, but most think Giloh was actually further south
gi'Lonite, the, - native of Giloh
Gilonite - Designation of Ahithophel as a native of Giloh
Ahithophel - a native of Giloh, who, after having been David's counsellor, joined in the rebellion of Absalom, and assisted him with his advice. The treacherous counsel of Hushai was preferred to that of Ahithophel; with which the latter being disgusted he hastened to his house at Giloh, where he put an end to his life
Ahithophel - A native of Giloh, originally one of David's most intimate and valued friends; but upon the defection and rebellion of Absalom, he espoused the cause of that prince, and became one of David's bitterest enemies
Ahith'Ophel - (brother of foolishness ), a native of Giloh, was a privy councillor of David, whose wisdom was highly esteemed, though his name had an exactly opposite signification
Ahithophel - This end was so far gained that Ahithophel saw he had no longer any influence, and accordingly he at once left the camp of Absalom and returned to Giloh, his native place, where, after arranging his wordly affairs, he hanged himself, and was buried in the sepulchre of his fathers (2 Samuel 17:1-23 )
Ahithophel - Disgraced, Ahithophel returned home to Giloh, put his house in order, and hanged himself (2 Samuel 17:23 )
Ahithophel - A native of Giloh, a city of Judah, David's trusted counsellor, 1 Chronicles 27:33-34, who was induced to join the party of Absalom
Ahijah - 1 Chronicles 11:36 , one of David’s heroes, from Palon, an unknown locality: perhaps Giloh should be read, seeing that Palon has already been mentioned ( 1 Chronicles 11:27 )
Ahithophel - ) Of Giloh, in the hill country of Judah
Ahithophel - ... It was all that Ahithophel could do: he shook the dust off his feet, and Ahithophel returned home out of the city of David to his own city of Giloh. … And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counsellor, from his city, even from Giloh. ... Now, as you know, Ahithophel, from that day to this, has been stoned in his grave at Giloh, and all manner of names called at him as he lies there: Deserter, traitor, apostate, Judas Iscariot, suicide, and all manner of evil names, because he left David and joined Absalom. I have eaten David's bread when he had plenty, Ahithophel should have said, and he shall come to Giloh now and eat my bread. Why is he no longer here? Why is he where he now is?... And, then, what did David think when Ahithophel's terrible end was told him? And what did Bathsheba think? Did she curse David to his face when it was told her what her grandfather had done to himself? Did Uriah's wife fling David's psalms in his face in her agony of horror and self-disgust? Did she scream in her sleep till all Jerusalem heard her as she saw in her sleep her grandfather's gallows at Giloh? Or was this prophecy fulfilled before it was spoken: In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, the house of David apart, and their wives apart, till there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David for sin and for uncleanness? And then did David go out to Giloh, and over the sepulchre of the suicide did David fall down and cry, past all consolation, O Ahithophel, the friend of my youth and my best counsellor, Ahithophel! Would God I had died for thee! O Ahithophel, mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance! If he did-then this would come in, The sacrifices of God are a broken heart. Pray, lest the newspaper run blood on your hands some morning, as the letters from Giloh ran Ahithophel's blood on David's hands
Absalom - Amasa, son of Abigail, David's sister, and Jether, an Ishmaelite, owing to David's neglect of him, and preference of his other sister Zeruiah's sons (probably because of his Ishmaelite fatherhood), was tempted to join the rebellion, and Ahithophel of Giloh also, because of his granddaughter Bathsheba's wrong (2 Samuel 11:8; 2 Samuel 23:34)
Mephibosheth - And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's old counsellor, from his city, even from Giloh
David - Ahithophel, enraged at the failure of his plans, and probably foreseeing what the final result must be, leaves Absalom and goes to his home in Giloh and hangs himself ( 2 Samuel 17:23 )