Easton's Bible Dictionary
Two wine-presses, (2 Samuel 4:3 ; Nehemiah 11:33 ), a town probably in Benjamin to which the Beerothites fled.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(giht' tay ihm) Place name meaning, “two winepresses.” City to which people of Beeroth fled after Israel entered Canaan. The Bible does not tell the precise time (2 Samuel 4:3 ). After the Exile, part of the tribe of Benjamin settled there (Nehemiah 11:33 ). This could be the same as the Gath of 1 Chronicles 7:21 ; 1 Chronicles 8:13 , but that is not certain. The location is not certain, probably near Lydda and thus in Philistine territory at Rash Abu Hamid.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
GITTAIM . A town of Benjamin (?), 2 Samuel 4:3 , noticed with Hazor and Ramah ( Nehemiah 11:33 ). The site is unknown.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("two winepresses".) The dual of Gath (2 Samuel 4:3). The men of Beeroth, one of the Gibeonite towns (Joshua 9:17), took refuge, probably when persecuted by Saul (2 Samuel 21:2), in Gittaim. Benjamites occupied Gittaim with other towns N.W. of Jerusalem, on the return from Babylon (Nehemiah 11:33).
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Place to which the Beerothites fled on the death of Abner. It was inhabited on the return from exile. 2 Samuel 4:3 ; Nehemiah 11:33 .
- The men of Beeroth, one of the Gibeonite towns (Joshua 9:17), took refuge, probably when persecuted by Saul (2 Samuel 21:2), in Gittaim
. Benjamites occupied Gittaim
with other towns N
- Obed-edom "the Gittite" may have been so named from the town of Gittaim
in Benjamin, (2 Samuel 4:3 ; Nehemiah 11:33 ) or from Gath-rimmon
- The circumstances and date of the flight of the Beerothites to Gittaim
( 2 Samuel 4:3 ) are not recorded
- Its original occupants repaired to the Philistine Gittaim
(Nehemiah 11:33; 2 Samuel 4:2-3; 2 Samuel 4:7)
- Ishbosheth's army captains came from Beeroth (2 Samuel 4:2 ), whose citizens had fled to Gittaim
when Israel, possibly under Saul, conquered Beeroth (2 Samuel 4:3 )