What does Gibeon mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
בְּגִבְעֽוֹן a Levitical city of Benjamin 5
גִבְע֖וֹן a Levitical city of Benjamin 3
גִּבְעֽוֹן a Levitical city of Benjamin 2
בְּגִבְע֣וֹן a Levitical city of Benjamin 2
גִבְע֑וֹן a Levitical city of Benjamin 2
בְּגִבְע֑וֹן a Levitical city of Benjamin 2
גִּבְע֔וֹן a Levitical city of Benjamin 2
גִּבְע֖וֹן a Levitical city of Benjamin 2
גִבְע֜וֹן a Levitical city of Benjamin 1
גִּבְע֥וֹן a Levitical city of Benjamin 1
גִבְע֨וֹן a Levitical city of Benjamin 1
גִּבְע֑וֹן a Levitical city of Benjamin 1
גִבְעוֹן֙ a Levitical city of Benjamin 1
מִגִּבְעֽוֹן a Levitical city of Benjamin 1
מִגִּבְעוֹן֙ a Levitical city of Benjamin 1
מִגִּבְע֖וֹן a Levitical city of Benjamin 1
בְּגִבְע֖וֹן a Levitical city of Benjamin 1
בְּגִבְע֔וֹן a Levitical city of Benjamin 1
גִּבְעֽוֹנָה a Levitical city of Benjamin 1
בְּגִבְעוֹן֙ a Levitical city of Benjamin 1
בְּגִבְע֗וֹן a Levitical city of Benjamin 1
גִּבְעֹ֙נָה֙ a Levitical city of Benjamin 1
וּבְגִבְע֛וֹן a Levitical city of Benjamin 1
וּבְגִבְע֥וֹן a Levitical city of Benjamin 1
גִּבְע֣וֹן a Levitical city of Benjamin 1

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   1 a Levitical city of Benjamin, modern ‘el-Jib’, which lies 5 miles or 8 km from Jerusalem.
   Additional Information: Gibeon = “hill city”.
   

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Gibeon
Hill-city, "one of the royal cities, greater than Ai, and all the men thereof were mighty" (Joshua 10:2 ). Its inhabitants were Hivites (11:19). It lay within the territory of Benjamin, and became a priest-city (18:25; 21:17). Here the tabernacle was set up after the destruction of Nob, and here it remained many years till the temple was built by Solomon. It is represented by the modern el-Jib, to the south-west of Ai, and about 5 1/2 miles north-north-west of Jerusalem. A deputation of the Gibeonites, with their allies from three other cities (Joshua 917;17 ), visited the camp at Gilgal, and by false representations induced Joshua to enter into a league with them, although the Israelites had been specially warned against any league with the inhabitants of Canaan (Exodus 23:32 ; 34:12 ; Numbers 33:55 ; Deuteronomy 7:2 ). The deception practised on Joshua was detected three days later; but the oath rashly sworn "by Jehovah God of Israel" was kept, and the lives of the Gibeonites were spared. They were, however, made "bondmen" to the sanctuary (Joshua 9:23 ).
The most remarkable incident connected with this city was the victory Joshua gained over the kings of Palestine (Joshua 10:16-27 ). The battle here fought has been regarded as "one of the most important in the history of the world." The kings of southern Canaan entered into a confederacy against Gibeon (because it had entered into a league with Joshua) under the leadership of Adoni-zedec, king of Jerusalem, and marched upon Gibeon with the view of taking possession of it. The Gibeonites entreated Joshua to come to their aid with the utmost speed. His army came suddenly upon that of the Amorite kings as it lay encamped before the city. It was completely routed, and only broken remnants of their great host found refuge in the fenced cities. The five confederate kings who led the army were taken prisoners, and put to death at Makkedah (q.v.). This eventful battle of Beth-horon sealed the fate of all the cities of Southern Palestine. Among the Amarna tablets is a letter from Adoni-zedec (q.v.) to the king of Egypt, written probably at Makkedah after the defeat, showing that the kings contemplated flight into Egypt.
This place is again brought into notice as the scene of a battle between the army of Ish-bosheth under Abner and that of David led by Joab. At the suggestion of Abner, to spare the effusion of blood twelve men on either side were chosen to decide the battle. The issue was unexpected; for each of the men slew his fellow, and thus they all perished. The two armies then engaged in battle, in which Abner and his host were routed and put to flight (2 Samuel 2:12-17 ). This battle led to a virtual truce between Judah and Israel, Judah, under David, increasing in power; and Israel, under Ish-bosheth, continually losing ground.
Soon after the death of Absalom and David's restoration to his throne his kingdom was visited by a grievous famine, which was found to be a punishment for Saul's violation (2 Samuel 21:2,5 ) of the covenant with the Gibeonites (Joshua 9:3-27 ). The Gibeonites demanded blood for the wrong that had been done to them, and accordingly David gave up to them the two sons of Rizpah (q.v.) and the five sons of Michal, and these the Gibeonites took and hanged or crucified "in the hill before the Lord" (2 Samuel 21:9 ); and there the bodies hung for six months (21:10), and all the while Rizpah watched over the blackening corpses and "suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night." David afterwards removed the bones of Saul and Jonathan at Jabeshgilead (21:12,13).
Here, "at the great stone," Amasa was put to death by Joab (2 Samuel 20:5-10 ). To the altar of burnt-offering which was at Gibeon, Joab (1 Kings 2:28-34 ), who had taken the side of Adonijah, fled for sanctuary in the beginning of Solomon's reign, and was there also slain by the hand of Benaiah.
Soon after he came to the throne, Solomon paid a visit of state to Gibeon, there to offer sacrifices (1 Kings 3:4 ; 2 Chronicles 1:3 ). On this occasion the Lord appeared to him in a memorable dream, recorded in 1 Kings 3:5-15 ; 2 Chronicles 1:7-12 . When the temple was built "all the men of Israel assembled themselves" to king Solomon, and brought up from Gibeon the tabernacle and "all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle" to Jerusalem, where they remained till they were carried away by Nebuchadnezzar (2 Kings 24:13 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Gibeon
(gihb' ih ahn) Place name meaning, “hill place.” This “great city” (Joshua 10:2 ) played a significant role in Old Testament history—especially during the conquest of Canaan. Archaeology has demonstrated that the city was a thriving industrial area which made it a primary community in Canaan.
Background of the City Little was known of Gibeon's exact location until the twentieth century. Originally, the city was assigned to the tribe of Benjamin following Israel's victory in Canaan (Joshua 18:25 ) and made a city for Levites (Joshua 21:17 ). Beginning in 1956, excavations led by James B. Pritchard gave proof that the modern city of el-Jib was the site of ancient Gibeon. Lying eight miles northwest of Jerusalem, Gibeon was in an area of moderate climate, ample rainfall, with a wine-led economy. With an elevation of about 2400 feet Gibeon towered above most other cities, making it easily defended. Dating to about 3000 B.C., Gibeon served as the fortress city at the head of the valley of Ajalon which provided the principal access from the coastal plain into the hill country. Gibeon's power was strong as archaeology has found no sign of the city's destruction.
Role of the City in the Bible Forty-five Old Testament references are made to Gibeon. Its first major appearance in Israel's history involved the conquest of Canaan. The people of Gibeon concocted a deceptive strategy to protect themselves from the Israelites (Joshua 9:1 ). Pretending to be foreigners also, the Gibeonites made a treaty with Joshua. When Joshua later discovered the truth, he forced the Gibeonites to become water carriers and woodcutters for the Israelites. Honoring this covenant, Joshua led Israel against the armies of five kings who had attacked Gibeon. During these victories the Lord caused the sun and moon to stand still (Joshua 10:1 ; compare Isaiah 28:21 ).
By the time of David, Gibeon had become part of Israel's United Monarchy. Saul's family seems to have had some connections to Gibeon (1 Chronicles 8:29-33 ; 1 Chronicles 9:35-39 ). See 2 Samuel 2:12-17 ). A “sporting” battle (2 Samuel 2:14 ) by the pool of Gibeon ensued in which the men of Joab proved to be victorious. Archaeologists have discovered a spiraling shaft and tunnel with circular stairway leading to water and providing the city a way to get water inside the city walls during enemy attacks. Gibeon also played host to part of Sheba's rebellion against David (2 Samuel 20:8-13 ). Joab pursued Amasa, a leader of the revolt, to the great stone in Gibeon where Joab left him “wallowing in his blood in the middle of the highway” (2 Samuel 20:12 NAS). Discovering that Saul had broken the covenant by killing some of the Gibeonites, David gave seven of Saul's male descendants to the people of Gibeon who then put the seven to death ( 2 Samuel 21:1-9 ). During one of the sacrifices Solomon made in Gibeon, the Lord appeared and granted the new king's request for wisdom (1 Kings 3:3-14 ; compare 1 Kings 9:2 ). Apparently Gibeon was Israel's major place of worship before Solomon built the Temple.
The next references to Gibeon took place about 600 B.C. Jeremiah spoke of the coming destruction of Jerusalem, contradicting Hananiah of Gibeon who predicted Nebuchadnezzar's doom (Jeremiah 28:1 ). Fleeing from justice, Ishmael, the murderer of the Babylonian-appointed “governor” Gedaliah, was overtaken at Gibeon (Jeremiah 41:1 ).
Final references to Gibeon highlighted the city's role in post-exilic Israel. The Gibeonites assisted in rebuilding Jerusalem's walls (Nehemiah 3:7 ). Nehemiah's list of the returning exiles also included an entry concerning the number of “the children of Gibeon” (Nehemiah 7:25 ).
See Canaan; David ; Joshua .
Larry McGraw
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Gibeon
Hill; cup; thing lifted up
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Gibeon
Chief of the four Hivite (in 2 Samuel 21 called by the general name "Amorite") cities which obtained a league from Joshua by guile (Joshua 9). "A great city like one of the royal cities, greater than Ai" (Joshua 10:2); "all its men were mighty." Within Benjamin; by the main road. six and a half miles from Jerusalem; allotted to the priests (Joshua 21:17). Ninety-five men of Gibeon returned with Zerubbabel, and helped in repairing the wall of Jerusalem under Nehemiah (Nehemiah 3:7; 2 Samuel 20:5-1010). Here the Jews defeated Cestius Gallus and the Romans. Now el Jib, on a rounded chalk hill the limestone strata of which lie horizontally, forming terraces along which olives and vines abound, with a basin of broad valleys and plains below. E. of the hill is a spring and reservoir.
The remains of a tank 120 ft. by 100 ft. are visible still amidst the trees lower down; this was "the pool of Gibeon" where Abner's and Joab's men had the encounter ending in Asahel's death and issuing in Abner's own murder. At the "great waters of Gibeon" Johanan son of Kareah found the treacherous Ishmael (Jeremiah 41:12). Here were encamped the five kings of the Amorites when Joshua came down on them from Gilgal (Josephus, Ant. 5:1, section 17). The "wilderness (midbar ), pasture ground) of Gibeon" lay to the E. (2 Samuel 2:24.) Here immediately at "the great stone in Gibeon," some old landmark, Joab pursuing the Benjamite rebel Sheba among the towns of his tribe met and treacherously murdered Amasa (1618453425_5). Retributively it was here also that Joab met his doom from Benaiah while clinging to the brazen altar of the tabernacle at Gibeon (1 Kings 2:28-34; 1 Chronicles 16:39-41.)
To "the great high place" (whether Neby Samwil, the highest eminence about, at a mile's distance, or the twin mount on the S. and close to el Jib) the tabernacle was removed from Nob after Saul's slaughter of the priests there. David put the brazen altar before the tabernacle (2 Chronicles 1:5) probably at the same time lie removed the ark to Zion and appointed the priests under Zadok to offer the daily sacrifices, and Heman and Jeduthun to direct the music (2 Chronicles 1:3). Here Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings, and God appeared in a dream by night and gave him all and more than he asked (1 Kings 3). Then in a few years the tabernacle was taken down and the holy vessels removed to the temple (1 Kings 8:3).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Gibeon
GIBEON . A town in Palestine north of Jerusalem. Its inhabitants seem to have been Hivites ( Joshua 9:7 ), though spoken of in 2 Samuel 21:2 by the more general term ‘Amorites.’ It was a city of considerable size. Its inhabitants, by means of a trick, succeeded in making a truce with Joshua, but were reduced to servitude ( Joshua 9:1-27 ); a coalition of other Canaanite kings against it was destroyed by him (ch. 10). It became a Levitical city ( Joshua 21:17 ) in the tribe of Benjamin ( Joshua 18:25 ). The circumstances of the destruction of part of the Gibeonites by Saul ( 2 Samuel 21:1 ) are unknown. Here the champions of David fought those of the rival king Ish-bosheth ( 2 Samuel 2:18-32 ), and defeated them; and here Joab murdered Amasa ( 2 Samuel 20:9 ). The ‘great stone’ In Gibeon was probably some part of the important high place which we know from 1 Kings 3:4 was situated here. The statement of the parallel passage, 2 Chronicles 1:3 , that the ark was placed here at the time, is probably due merely to the desire of the Chronicler to explain Solomon’s sacrificing there in the light of the Deuteronomic legislation. Here Solomon was vouchsafed a theophany at the beginning of his reign. In Jeremiah 41:12 we again hear of Gibeon, in connexion with Johanan’s expedition against Ishmael to avenge the murder of Gedaliah.
The city has constantly been identified with el-Jib , and there can be little or no doubt that the identification is correct. This is a small village standing on an isolated hill about 5 miles from Jerusalem. The hill is rocky and regularly terraced. It is remarkable chiefly for its copious springs a reputation it evidently had in antiquity ( 2 Samuel 2:13 , Jeremiah 41:12 ). Ninety-five Gibeonites returned from Babylon under Zerubbabel ( Nehemiah 7:25 ), and Gibeonites were employed in repairing part of the wall of Jerusalem ( Nehemiah 3:7 ). At Gibeon, Cestius Gallus encamped in his march from Antipatris to Jerusalem.
R. A. S. Macalister.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Gibeon
The leading city of the four which beguiled Joshua into making a league with them, on the plea of their being far distant. Joshua 9:3-17 . When the Amorites attacked Gibeon, because they had made peace with Israel, Joshua hastened to their deliverance, and to lengthen the daylight he said, "Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon." Joshua 10:1-41 . The city was afterwards given to Benjamin and made a Levitical city. Joshua 18:25 ; Joshua 21:17 . In the days of Solomon, before the temple was built, the tabernacle was pitched at Gibeon, and thither Solomon went and offered a thousand sacrifices, and there God appeared to him in a dream, and gave him the desire of his heart — wisdom and understanding. 1 Kings 3:4,5 ; 1 Chronicles 16:39 ; 1 Chronicles 21:29 ; 2 Chronicles 1:3,13 . It was near 'the great stone' in Gibeon that Joab treacherously slew Amasa; and in retribution it was to the same city he fled to lay hold on the horns of the altar for protection, but where he was put to death. 2 Samuel 20:8-10 ; 1 Kings 2:29-34 . Identified with el Jib , 31 51' N, 35 11' E , a village of scattered houses on a hill. On one side of the hill is a copious spring, and lower down the remains of a large reservoir, which is thought to be the 'pool' of Gibeon and its 'great waters.' 2 Samuel 2:13 ; Jeremiah 41:12,16 . In 1 Chronicles 14:16 we read that David smote the Philistines 'from Gibeon even to Gazer;' but in the parallel passage in 2 Samuel 5:25 it says, David smote them 'from Geba' to Gazer. Keil and others think Gibeon is the place intended.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Gibeon
Gibeon (gĭb'e-on), of a hill. A city of the Hivites, Joshua 9:3-21, about six miles north of Jerusalem. Near it Joshua commanded the sun to stand still, Joshua 10:12-13; Isaiah 28:21; the city was given to Benjamin and to the Levites, Joshua 18:25; Joshua 21:17; it was the scene of a notable battle, 2 Samuel 2:12-24; 2 Samuel 20:8-10; of the hanging of seven of Saul's sons, 2 Samuel 21:1-6; the tabernacle was set up at Gibeon, 1 Chronicles 16:39; and Solomon offered great sacrifices there, 1 Kings 3:4-5; 1 Kings 9:2; 2 Chronicles 1:3; 2 Chronicles 1:13; Jehoram recovered captives at Gibeon, Jeremiah 41:12-16; its people helped to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem after the captivity, Nehemiah 3:7; Nehemiah 7:25; Ezra 2:20, margin. It is now called el-Jib.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Gibeon
GIBEON, GIBEONITES
Gibeon was the chief city; so called from Gabah, an hill. The Gibeonites form a very interesting subject in the Scripture history, and lead to an enquiry not less interesting. They were descendants, it is probable, from the Hivites; that is, of the nations of Canaan whom the Lord would drive out before Israel. And yet we find the fear of God was upon them, so as to act wisely to get interest with Israel. (See their history, Joshua 9:3 throughout.) And we find in their farther history, (2 Samuel 21:1-6) that the Lord took part with them when Saul would have destroyed them, and even sent a judgment upon Israel on their account. Were the Gibeonites in those instances a type of the salvation of the Gentile church, brought in by sovereign grace into the privileges of Christ Jesus? Was this nation set apart in those early ages of the church, by way of shewing Christ's interest in his people, in being "a light to lighten the Gentiles, as well as the glory of his people Israel?" I do not decide upon the subject; I only ask the interesting question. (See Isaiah 49:6)
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Gibeon
the capital city of the Gibeonites, who took advantage of the oaths of Joshua, and of the elders of Israel, procured by an artful representation of their belonging to a very remote country, Joshua 9. Joshua and the elders had not the precaution to consult God on this affair, but inconsiderately made a league with these people. They soon discovered their mistake, and, without revoking their promise of saving their lives, they condemned them to labour in carrying wood and water for the tabernacle; and to other works, as slaves and captives; in which state of servitude they remained, till the entire dispersion of the Jewish nation, A.M. 2553; B.C. 1451. Three days after the Gibeonites had surrendered to the Hebrews, the kings of Canaan being informed of it, five of them came and besieged the city of Gibeon. The Gibeonites sent to Joshua, and desired speedy help. Joshua attacked the five kings early in the morning, put them to flight, and pursued them to Bethoron, Joshua 10:3 , &c. The Gibeonites were descended from the Hivites, the old inhabitants of the country, and possessed four cities: Cephirah, Beeroth, Kirjath-jearim, and Gibeon, their capital; all afterward given to Benjamin, except Kirjath- jearim, which fell to Judah. The Gibeonites continued subject to those burdens which Joshua imposed on them, and were very faithful to the Israelites. Nevertheless, Saul destroyed a great number of them, 2 Samuel 21:1 ; but God, in the reign of David, sent a great famine, which lasted three years, A.M. 2983; B.C. 1021; and the prophets told David that this calamity would continue while Saul's cruelty remained un-avenged. David asked the Gibeonites what satisfaction they desired. They answered, "Seven of Saul's sons we will put to death, to avenge the blood of our brethren." The Gibeonites crucified them. From this time there is no mention of the Gibeonites as a distinct people. But they were probably included among the Nethinim, appointed for the service of the temple, 1 Chronicles 9:2 . Afterward, those of the Canaanites who were subdued, and had their lives spared, were added to the Gibeonites. We see in Ezra 8:20 ; Ezra 2:58 ; 1 Kings 9:20-21 , that David, Solomon, and the princes of Judah, gave many such to the Lord; these Nethinim being carried into captivity with Judah and the Levites, many of them returned with Ezra, Zerubbabel, and Nehemiah, and continued, as before, in the service of the temple, under the priests and Levites. We neither know when, nor by whom, nor on what occasion, the tabernacle and altar of burnt sacrifices, made by Moses in the wilderness, were removed to Gibeon; but this we certainly know, that, toward the end of David's reign, and in the beginning of Solomon's, they were there,
1 Chronicles 21:29-30 . David, seeing an angel of the Lord at Araunah's threshing floor, was so terrified that he had not time or strength to go so far as Gibeon to offer sacrifice; but Solomon, being seated on the throne, went to sacrifice at Gibeon, 1 Kings 3:4 .
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Gibeon
A considerable city of the Hivites, afterwards a Levitical city in the tribe of Benjamin, Joshua 18:25 21:17 . It lay near Geba and Gibeah, and is sometimes wrongly taken for Geba. Its Canaanite inhabitants secured a treaty with Joshua and the elders of Israel by strategem, and were made hewers of wood for the sanctuary. Five neighboring kings unitedly fell upon them; but were defeated by the Jews in a great battle, during which "the sun stood still upon Gibeon," Joshua 9:10 . Here the tabernacle was set up for many years, 1 Chronicles 16:39 21:29 2 Chronicles 1:3,4 ; and here god communed by night with young king Solomon, 1 Kings 3:4-15 . It is also memorable for two scenes in the life of Joab, 2 Samuel 2:12-32 20:8-12 Jeremiah 41:12 . It stood on an eminence, six miles north of Jerusalem.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Gibeon
Being a Canaanite town of central Palestine, Gibeon should have been destroyed by Joshua’s invading army. Instead the people of the town tricked the Israelites into promising to preserve them. The Israelites, though angry that the Gibeonites had deceived them, kept their promise and allowed the Gibeonites to live. The Gibeonites were forced to work for the Israelites as labourers, but the Israelites defended them against enemy attacks (Joshua 9:3-27; Joshua 10:1-14). When Saul broke the treaty and murdered some of the Gibeonites, his sons were executed in ‘blood for blood’ justice (2 Samuel 21:1-9).
Gibeon later became an important religious centre, where the tabernacle was set up and the priesthood operated for many years. It was the last location of the tabernacle before Solomon replaced it with a permanent temple in Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 16:39; 1 Chronicles 21:29; 2 Chronicles 1:3; 2 Chronicles 1:13).

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Gibeonite - (gihb' ih uhn ite) Citizen of Gibeon. See Gibeon
Gibeon - ...
Background of the City Little was known of Gibeon's exact location until the twentieth century. Pritchard gave proof that the modern city of el-Jib was the site of ancient Gibeon. Lying eight miles northwest of Jerusalem, Gibeon was in an area of moderate climate, ample rainfall, with a wine-led economy. With an elevation of about 2400 feet Gibeon towered above most other cities, making it easily defended. , Gibeon served as the fortress city at the head of the valley of Ajalon which provided the principal access from the coastal plain into the hill country. Gibeon's power was strong as archaeology has found no sign of the city's destruction. ...
Role of the City in the Bible Forty-five Old Testament references are made to Gibeon. The people of Gibeon concocted a deceptive strategy to protect themselves from the Israelites (Joshua 9:1 ). Pretending to be foreigners also, the Gibeonites made a treaty with Joshua. When Joshua later discovered the truth, he forced the Gibeonites to become water carriers and woodcutters for the Israelites. Honoring this covenant, Joshua led Israel against the armies of five kings who had attacked Gibeon. ...
By the time of David, Gibeon had become part of Israel's United Monarchy. Saul's family seems to have had some connections to Gibeon (1 Chronicles 8:29-33 ; 1 Chronicles 9:35-39 ). A “sporting” battle (2 Samuel 2:14 ) by the pool of Gibeon ensued in which the men of Joab proved to be victorious. Gibeon also played host to part of Sheba's rebellion against David (2 Samuel 20:8-13 ). Joab pursued Amasa, a leader of the revolt, to the great stone in Gibeon where Joab left him “wallowing in his blood in the middle of the highway” (2 Samuel 20:12 NAS). Discovering that Saul had broken the covenant by killing some of the Gibeonites, David gave seven of Saul's male descendants to the people of Gibeon who then put the seven to death ( 2 Samuel 21:1-9 ). During one of the sacrifices Solomon made in Gibeon, the Lord appeared and granted the new king's request for wisdom (Isaiah 28:21 ; compare 1 Kings 9:2 ). Apparently Gibeon was Israel's major place of worship before Solomon built the Temple. ...
The next references to Gibeon took place about 600 B. Jeremiah spoke of the coming destruction of Jerusalem, contradicting Hananiah of Gibeon who predicted Nebuchadnezzar's doom (Jeremiah 28:1 ). Fleeing from justice, Ishmael, the murderer of the Babylonian-appointed “governor” Gedaliah, was overtaken at Gibeon (Jeremiah 41:1 ). ...
Final references to Gibeon highlighted the city's role in post-exilic Israel. The Gibeonites assisted in rebuilding Jerusalem's walls (Nehemiah 3:7 ). Nehemiah's list of the returning exiles also included an entry concerning the number of “the children of Gibeon” (Nehemiah 7:25 )
Gibeonites - See Gibeon...
Ammah - A hill facing Giah by way of the wilderness of Gibeon, where Joab ceased pursuing Abner after Asahel's death (2 Samuel 2:24). Vulgate mentions a watercourse near, and Robinson describes an excavated fountain under the high rock near Gibeon
Gibeon - When the Amorites attacked Gibeon, because they had made peace with Israel, Joshua hastened to their deliverance, and to lengthen the daylight he said, "Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon. In the days of Solomon, before the temple was built, the tabernacle was pitched at Gibeon, and thither Solomon went and offered a thousand sacrifices, and there God appeared to him in a dream, and gave him the desire of his heart — wisdom and understanding. It was near 'the great stone' in Gibeon that Joab treacherously slew Amasa; and in retribution it was to the same city he fled to lay hold on the horns of the altar for protection, but where he was put to death. On one side of the hill is a copious spring, and lower down the remains of a large reservoir, which is thought to be the 'pool' of Gibeon and its 'great waters. In 1 Chronicles 14:16 we read that David smote the Philistines 'from Gibeon even to Gazer;' but in the parallel passage in 2 Samuel 5:25 it says, David smote them 'from Geba' to Gazer. Keil and others think Gibeon is the place intended
Giah - Facing Ammah, "by the way of the wilderness of Gibeon
Neballat - of Gibeon (el Jib)
Ammah - A hill near Giah, in the wilderness of Gibeon
Irpeel - of el-Jib (Gibeon)
Hoham - Jehovah impels, the king of Hebron who joined the league against Gibeon
Gibbar - The name is probably an error for Gibeon of Nehemiah 7:25
Shim'Eam - (their fame ), a descendant of Jehiel, the founder or prince of Gibeon
Adasa - 5), now the ruin ‘Adaseh near Gibeon
Ammah - Hill to which Joab pursued Abner and Abishai, it was 'before Giah by the way of the wilderness of Gibeon
za'Cher - (memorial ), one of the sons of Jehiel, the father or founder of Gibeon, by his wife Maachah
Zacher - Son of Jehiel and father or founder of Gibeon
Mikloth - Son ofJehiel, father or prince of Gibeon
Shimeah - ...
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A Benjamite, a descendant of Gibeon (1 Chronicles 8:32 ); called also Shimeam (9:38)
Gibeon - Gibeon (gĭb'e-on), of a hill. Near it Joshua commanded the sun to stand still, Joshua 10:12-13; Isaiah 28:21; the city was given to Benjamin and to the Levites, Joshua 18:25; Joshua 21:17; it was the scene of a notable battle, 2 Samuel 2:12-24; 2 Samuel 20:8-10; of the hanging of seven of Saul's sons, 2 Samuel 21:1-6; the tabernacle was set up at Gibeon, 1 Chronicles 16:39; and Solomon offered great sacrifices there, 1 Kings 3:4-5; 1 Kings 9:2; 2 Chronicles 1:3; 2 Chronicles 1:13; Jehoram recovered captives at Gibeon, Jeremiah 41:12-16; its people helped to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem after the captivity, Nehemiah 3:7; Nehemiah 7:25; Ezra 2:20, margin
Bee'Roth - Wells, a city of Benjamin, near Gibeon, Joshua 9:17
am'Mah - (head ), The hill of, A hill facing Giah by the way of the wilderness of Gibeon, named as the point to which Joab pursued Abner ( 2 Samuel 2:24 )
Jadon - ” Man from Meronoth near Gibeon who helped Nehemiah repair the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3:7 )
Piram - Defeated before Gibeon with the other four kings, hid in the cave of Makkedah; hanged, and buried in the cave
Helkathhazzurim - Field of heroes, a place near Gibeon, so named from a fatal duel- like combat, preceding a battle between the armies of David and Ish- bosheth, 2 Samuel 2:16
Adoni-Zedek - ” King of Jerusalem who gathered coalition of Canaanite kings to fight Gibeon after Joshua made a peace treaty with Gibeon (Joshua 10:1 ). Joshua marched to Gibeon's aid and defeated the coalition
Asahel - Son of David's sister Zeruiah, and brother of Joab; one of David's thirty heroes, and extremely swift of foot; killed by Abner, at the battle of Gibeon, 2 Samuel 2:18,23
Ner - Gibeon was the family abode. Jehiel's wife Maachah seemingly was descendant of Caleb by Ephah his concubine, and heiress of the estate in Gibea or Gibeon (1 Chronicles 2:46; 1 Chronicles 2:48-49; 1 Chronicles 8:29; 1 Chronicles 9:35; 1 Chronicles 14:16; Lord A
Ammah - It lay to the east of Gibeon
Hoham - HOHAM , king of Hebron, formed an alliance with other four kings against Gibeon, but was defeated by Joshua at Beth-horon, and put to death along with his allies at Makkedah ( Joshua 10:3 ff
Mik'Loth -
One of the sons of Jehiel, the father or prince of Gibeon, by his wife Maachah
Helkath Hazzurim - The smooth ground near the pool of Gibeon, where Joab's men and Abner's men fought and slew one another, and so brought on a general engagement
Mikloth - There were two of this name, one the son of Abi Gibeon, (1 Chronicles 8:32) and a Mikloth, one of David's worthies
a'Zur, - properly Az'zur ( he that assists )
A Benjamite of Gibeon, and father of Hananiah the false prophet
Gibeon - Ninety-five men of Gibeon returned with Zerubbabel, and helped in repairing the wall of Jerusalem under Nehemiah (Nehemiah 3:7; Nehemiah 7:25). are visible still amidst the trees lower down; this was "the pool of Gibeon" where Abner's and Joab's men had the encounter ending in Asahel's death and issuing in Abner's own murder. At the "great waters of Gibeon" Johanan son of Kareah found the treacherous Ishmael (Jeremiah 41:12). The "wilderness (midbar ), pasture ground) of Gibeon" lay to the E. ) Here immediately at "the great stone in Gibeon," some old landmark, Joab pursuing the Benjamite rebel Sheba among the towns of his tribe met and treacherously murdered Amasa (2 Samuel 20:5-10). Retributively it was here also that Joab met his doom from Benaiah while clinging to the brazen altar of the tabernacle at Gibeon (1 Kings 2:28-34; 1 Chronicles 16:39-41
Meronothite - From the context of Nehemiah 3:7 Meronoth would appear to have been in the neighbourhood of Gibeon and Mizpah
Giah - ” Its location near Gibeon is not known
Gibbar - The corresponding list in Nehemiah 7:25 has Gibeon
Helkath-Hazzurim - The name given to the spot at Gibeon where the fatal combat took place between the twelve champions chosen on either side from the men of Abner and Joab ( 2 Samuel 2:16 )
Mikloth - Descendant of Jeiel and resident of Gibeon (1 Chronicles 8:32 ; 1 Chronicles 9:37-38 )
Hananiah - A false prophet of Gibeon, who for his impious hardihood was overtaken with speedy death, according to the word of God, Jeremiah 28:15-17
Kish - 1 Chronicles 8:33 passes over many intermediate links between Saul and Ner, the son of Abi (the father) of Gibeon. A descendant of Benjamin, of the family of Gibeon, distinct from Saul's father (1 Chronicles 8:30)
Adonizedec - Hearing of the destruction of Ai, he called four kings to his aid to punish Gibeon for making peace with Israel. Gibeon sent to Joshua for help and the five kings were overcome
Chephirah - of Gibeon
Zelah - The site is probably khirbet Salah between Jerusalem and Gibeon or else another site in the hills north and west of Jerusalem
Hel'Kath-Haz'Zurim - (field of rock ), a smooth piece of ground, apparently close to the pool of Gibeon, where the combat took place between the two parties of Joab's men and Abner's men which ended in the death of the whole of the combatants, and brought on a general battle
Gib'Eonites, the, - the people of Gibeon, and perhaps also of the three cities associated with Gibeon, (Joshua 9:17 ) --Hivites; and who, on the discover of the stratagem by which they had obtained the protection of the Israelites, were condemned to be perpetual bondmen, hewers of wood and drawers of water for the congregation and for the house of God and altar of Jehovah. (2 Samuel 21:1,2,5 ) This was expiated many years after by giving up seven men of Saul's descendants to the Gibeonites, who hung them or crucified them "before Jehovah" --as a kind of sacrifice-- in Gibeah, Saul's own town
Royal City - Gibeon (Joshua 10:2 ) was compared in size and strength to cities with kings, such as Ai and Jericho
Beth-Horon - Between the two places was the ascent and descent of Beth-horon, leading from Gibeon down to the western plain (Joshua 10:10,11 ; 18:13,14 ), down which the five kings of the Amorites were driven by Joshua in that great battle, the most important in which the Hebrews had been as yet engaged, being their first conflict with their enemies in the open field. " The lower was at the foot of the pass, and the upper, 500 feet higher, at the top, west of Gibeon. (See Gibeon
Gibeon - Being a Canaanite town of central Palestine, Gibeon should have been destroyed by Joshua’s invading army. The Israelites, though angry that the Gibeonites had deceived them, kept their promise and allowed the Gibeonites to live. The Gibeonites were forced to work for the Israelites as labourers, but the Israelites defended them against enemy attacks (Joshua 9:3-27; Joshua 10:1-14). When Saul broke the treaty and murdered some of the Gibeonites, his sons were executed in ‘blood for blood’ justice (2 Samuel 21:1-9). ...
Gibeon later became an important religious centre, where the tabernacle was set up and the priesthood operated for many years
Helkath-Hazzurim - Abner gathered all the forces at his command and marched to Gibeon, with the object of wresting Judah from David. Joab had the command of David's army of trained men, who encamped on the south of the pool, which was on the east of the hill on which the town of Gibeon was built, while Abner's army lay on the north of the pool. (See Gibeon
Gibeon - Gibeon . The circumstances of the destruction of part of the Gibeonites by Saul ( 2 Samuel 21:1 ) are unknown. The ‘great stone’ In Gibeon was probably some part of the important high place which we know from 1 Kings 3:4 was situated here. In Jeremiah 41:12 we again hear of Gibeon, in connexion with Johanan’s expedition against Ishmael to avenge the murder of Gedaliah. Ninety-five Gibeonites returned from Babylon under Zerubbabel ( Nehemiah 7:25 ), and Gibeonites were employed in repairing part of the wall of Jerusalem ( Nehemiah 3:7 ). At Gibeon, Cestius Gallus encamped in his march from Antipatris to Jerusalem
Adonizedek - A great battle was fought at Gibeon, where the Lord aided Israel by a terrific hailstorm, and by miraculously prolonging the day
Adriel - His five sons David gave to the Gibeonites, who hanged them in revenge for unexplained actions Saul had taken against Gibeon (2 Samuel 21:1-9 )
Silence - " As for example: "Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon," in Hebrew, be silent
Asahel - Swift on foot, he pursued Abner after Ishbosheth's army was defeated at Gibeon, in spite of Abner's warning, and was pierced with the hinder end of his spear (2 Samuel 2)
Helkath-Hazzurim - The somewhat obscure Hebrew play on words to name the field near Gibeon has led to numerous translation attempts
Makkedah - Canaanitish city, connected with which was a cave in which the five Amorite kings took refuge on the day of Joshua's victory at Gibeon and Beth-horon
Ishmaiah - Military hero from Gibeon in charge of David's select “thirty” warriors (1 Chronicles 12:4 ), though he is not listed among the “thirty” in 2 Samuel 23:1 or 1 Chronicles 11:1
Asahel - He was killed by Abner, in the battle of Gibeon, 2 Samuel 2:18-19 , while he obstinately persisted in the pursuit of that general
Chephirah - ” It is located at khirbet Kefire about four miles west of Gibeon. One of the four cities of the Gibeonites which Joshua delivered from the coalition led by the king of Jerusalem (Joshua 9:17 )
Jar'Muth - to punish Gibeon for having made alliance with Israel, (Joshua 10:3,5 ) and who were routed at Beth-horon and put to death by Joshua at Makkedah
Gibeon - the capital city of the Gibeonites, who took advantage of the oaths of Joshua, and of the elders of Israel, procured by an artful representation of their belonging to a very remote country, Joshua 9. Three days after the Gibeonites had surrendered to the Hebrews, the kings of Canaan being informed of it, five of them came and besieged the city of Gibeon. The Gibeonites sent to Joshua, and desired speedy help. The Gibeonites were descended from the Hivites, the old inhabitants of the country, and possessed four cities: Cephirah, Beeroth, Kirjath-jearim, and Gibeon, their capital; all afterward given to Benjamin, except Kirjath- jearim, which fell to Judah. The Gibeonites continued subject to those burdens which Joshua imposed on them, and were very faithful to the Israelites. David asked the Gibeonites what satisfaction they desired. " The Gibeonites crucified them. From this time there is no mention of the Gibeonites as a distinct people. Afterward, those of the Canaanites who were subdued, and had their lives spared, were added to the Gibeonites. We neither know when, nor by whom, nor on what occasion, the tabernacle and altar of burnt sacrifices, made by Moses in the wilderness, were removed to Gibeon; but this we certainly know, that, toward the end of David's reign, and in the beginning of Solomon's, they were there, ...
1 Chronicles 21:29-30 . David, seeing an angel of the Lord at Araunah's threshing floor, was so terrified that he had not time or strength to go so far as Gibeon to offer sacrifice; but Solomon, being seated on the throne, went to sacrifice at Gibeon, 1 Kings 3:4
Nob - Mizpeh is mentioned in Joshua (Joshua 18:26) and in Nehemiah (Nehemiah 3:7) in connection with Gibeon. They both are mentioned in connection with the royal town Gibeon. Gilgal was the first temporary abode of the tabernacle, then Shiloh for more than three centuries and a half, then the Nob or high place of Gibeon, finally Jerusalem. Warren makes Nob distinct from Gibeon (el Jib), from which latter Nebi Samwil is one mile and a quarter distant
Ner - ...
This differs from the Chronicles, where Ner is the son of Jehiel of Gibeon, and the father of Kish, the father of Saul
Adonize'Dek - The confederate kings having laid siege to Gibeon, Joshua marched to the relief of his new allies and put the besiegers to flight
Jeroham - Head of a family dwelling in Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 8:27), as distinguished from the Benjamites dwelling in Gibeon (1 Chronicles 8:28-29), probably the J
Eglon - One of the five confederate cities which attacked Gibeon, but were conquered by Joshua
Asahel - When fighting against Ish-bosheth at Gibeon, in the army of his brother Joab, he was put to death by Abner, whom he pursued from the field of battle (2 Samuel 2:18,19 )
Hivites - A Deuteronomic editor states that their villages were Gibeon, Chephira, Kiriath-jearim, and Beeroth ( Joshua 9:17 ). Gibeon was six miles N
Gibeon - Gibeon, GibeonITES...
Gibeon was the chief city; so called from Gabah, an hill. The Gibeonites form a very interesting subject in the Scripture history, and lead to an enquiry not less interesting. Were the Gibeonites in those instances a type of the salvation of the Gentile church, brought in by sovereign grace into the privileges of Christ Jesus? Was this nation set apart in those early ages of the church, by way of shewing Christ's interest in his people, in being "a light to lighten the Gentiles, as well as the glory of his people Israel?" I do not decide upon the subject; I only ask the interesting question
Ahio - A member of Benjamin with connections to Gibeon (1 Chronicles 8:31 ; 1 Chronicles 9:37 )
Adonizedek - These confederate kings having laid siege to Gibeon, Joshua marched to the relief of his new allies and put the besiegers to flight
Hoham - ” King of Hebron who joined forces with the king of Jerusalem to punish Gibeon for making an alliance with Joshua (Joshua 10:3 )
Keetmanshoop, Namibia, Diocese of - Bounded north by the northern limits of the civildistricts of Luderizbucht, Gibeon, and Rehoboth, west by the Atlantic Ocean, south by the Orange River, and east by the political boundary of Southwest Africa
Shishak - It gives a long list of places conquered, among which are the names of many Jewish towns, as Taanach, Rehob, Mahanaim, Gibeon, Beth-horon, Kedemoth, Aijalon and Megiddo
Hivites - One of the original tribes scattered over Palestine, from Hermon to Gibeon in the south
Jarmuth - Piram its king was one of the five confederated to punish Gibeon for submitting to Joshua (Joshua 10:3; Joshua 10:5); routed at Beth-horon; executed at Makkedah (Joshua 10:23)
Beth-ho'Ron - (house of caverns ), the name of two towns or villages, an "upper" and a "nether," ( Joshua 16:3,5 ; 1 Chronicles 7:24 ) on the road from Gibeon to Azekah, (Joshua 10:10,11 ) and the Philistine plain
Geba - The hill, (2 Samuel 5:25 [1]; 2 Kings 23:8 ; Nehemiah 11:31 ), a Levitical city of Benjamin (1 Kings 15:22 ; 1 Samuel 13:16 ; 14:5 , wrongly "Gibeah" in the A
Gederah - Otherwise, this is a different Gederah located at Jedireh near Gibeon
Shishak - According to inscriptions on the walls of a temple to the god Amon in Karnak, Shishak captured over 150 towns in Palestine including Megiddo, Taanash, and Gibeon
Amasa - He was treacherously slain by Joab at ‘the great stone of Gibeon’ ( 2 Samuel 20:9-12 )
Goshen - (Joshua 10:41 ) It lay between Gaza and Gibeon
Gib'Eon - (Joshua 11:19 ) Gibeon lay within the territory of Benjamin, ch
Kiriath-Jearim - Prior to Israel’s conquest of Canaan, the inhabitants of Kiriath-jearim were known as Gibeonites, after the name of a more important town in the region (Joshua 9:3; Joshua 18:21-28; see Gibeon)
Ish-Bosheth - A severe battle soon after occurred at Gibeon, between the army of David, under Joab, and the army of Ish-bosheth, under Abner, in which the latter was utterly defeated
Hivites - They lived mainly in the mountain country of northern Palestine and Lebanon (Joshua 11:3; Judges 3:3; 2 Samuel 24:6-7), though some lived in Shechem and others as far south as Gibeon (Genesis 34:2; Joshua 9:3; Joshua 9:7; Joshua 11:19)
Bethhoron - On the road from Gibeon (now el Jib) to Azekah and the Philistine plain (Joshua 10:10-11; Joshua 16:3; Joshua 16:5; Joshua 18:13-14), on the boundary between Benjamin and Ephraim, but counted to the latter and given to the Kohathites (Joshua 21:22). From Gibeon to upper Bethhoron is a distance of four miles, partly descent, but mainly ascent; hence it is called the "going up" to Bethhoron (Joshua 10:10-11), but in the second stage of Joshua's pursuit it is the "going down to Bethhoron," the descent beginning from the upper village toward the lower one
Ajalon or Aijalon - It lay in or near a valley, not far from the valley of Gibeon, and is recognized in the modern village of Yalo
Geba - In 2 Samuel 5:25 Geba should probably be read Gibeon: cf
Eglon - A Canaanite city whose king entered an alliance with four other Canaanite rulers against Gibeon (Joshua 10:3 ). The Gibeonites had made a treaty with Israel (Joshua 9:1 )
Hivites - They also possessed Gibeon, and found means to deceive Joshua into making a league with them
Abdon - ...
The first-born of Gibeon of the tribe of Benjamin (1Chronicles 8:30; 9:36)
Abdon - Son of Jehiel, of Gibeon
as'Ahel - When fighting under his brother Joab at Gibeon, he pursued Abner, who was obliged to kill him in self-defence
Gibeon - A deputation of the Gibeonites, with their allies from three other cities (Joshua 917;17 ), visited the camp at Gilgal, and by false representations induced Joshua to enter into a league with them, although the Israelites had been specially warned against any league with the inhabitants of Canaan (Exodus 23:32 ; 34:12 ; Numbers 33:55 ; Deuteronomy 7:2 ). The deception practised on Joshua was detected three days later; but the oath rashly sworn "by Jehovah God of Israel" was kept, and the lives of the Gibeonites were spared. " The kings of southern Canaan entered into a confederacy against Gibeon (because it had entered into a league with Joshua) under the leadership of Adoni-zedec, king of Jerusalem, and marched upon Gibeon with the view of taking possession of it. The Gibeonites entreated Joshua to come to their aid with the utmost speed. ...
Soon after the death of Absalom and David's restoration to his throne his kingdom was visited by a grievous famine, which was found to be a punishment for Saul's violation (2 Samuel 21:2,5 ) of the covenant with the Gibeonites (Joshua 9:3-27 ). The Gibeonites demanded blood for the wrong that had been done to them, and accordingly David gave up to them the two sons of Rizpah (q. ) and the five sons of Michal, and these the Gibeonites took and hanged or crucified "in the hill before the Lord" (2 Samuel 21:9 ); and there the bodies hung for six months (21:10), and all the while Rizpah watched over the blackening corpses and "suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night. To the altar of burnt-offering which was at Gibeon, Joab (1 Kings 2:28-34 ), who had taken the side of Adonijah, fled for sanctuary in the beginning of Solomon's reign, and was there also slain by the hand of Benaiah. ...
Soon after he came to the throne, Solomon paid a visit of state to Gibeon, there to offer sacrifices (1 Kings 3:4 ; 2 Chronicles 1:3 ). When the temple was built "all the men of Israel assembled themselves" to king Solomon, and brought up from Gibeon the tabernacle and "all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle" to Jerusalem, where they remained till they were carried away by Nebuchadnezzar (2 Kings 24:13 )
Beeroth - ) One of the four Hivite cities (the others being Gibeon, Chephirah, and Kirjath Jearim: Joshua 9:17), which obtained peace with Joshua by false pretenses
Goshen - A district in Palestine, perhaps between Gibeon and Gaza
Kirjathjearim - It was one of the four cities included in the compact made with Gibeon
Jehiel -
The father of Gibeon (1 Chronicles 9:35 )
Ben'Jamin, the Tribe of - , Mizpeh, (1 Samuel 7:5 ) Bethel and Gibeon, (1 Kings 3:4 ) were all in the land of Benjamin
Hivites - Hivites are found in Gibeon (Joshua 9:7 ; Joshua 11:19 ), Shechem (Genesis 34:2 ), below Hermon in the land of Mizpah (Joshua 11:3 ), and in the Lebanon mountains (Judges 3:3 )
Beeroth - A city of the Gibeonites to which Joshua and his army came to defend the Gibeonites after making a covenant with them (Joshua 9:17 ). Compare 2 Samuel 21:1-9 for Saul's dealing with the Gibeonites. ...
The city had to be close to Gibeon, but its exact location is debated
Aijalon - Alluded to in the memorable apostrophe of Joshua, "Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon, and thou moon in the valley of Ajalon" (Joshua 10:12)
Avims - There were also Avims, or Hivites, at Shechem, or Gibeon, Joshua 11:19 ; for the inhabitants of Shechem were Hivites
Jeduthun - In 1Chronicles 25:1,1 Chronicles 25:3 he is said to have prophesied using musical instruments; and in 2 Chronicles 35:15 he is referred to as the king's seer, apparently working with Zadok at Gibeon ( 1 Chronicles 16:37-42 )
Gibeon - Five neighboring kings unitedly fell upon them; but were defeated by the Jews in a great battle, during which "the sun stood still upon Gibeon," Joshua 9:10
Jashar, Book of - In the OT there are two quotations from this book ( a ) Joshua 10:12-13 ; the original form must have been a poetical description of the battle of Gibeon, in which would have been included the old-world account of Jahweh casting down great stones from heaven upon Israel’s enemies
Jarmuth - City whose king joined southern coalition against Joshua and Gibeon (Joshua 10:1 )
Hivites - Their abode was about Hermon and Lebanon (Joshua 11:3, "under Hermon in the land of Mizpeh"; Judges 3:3, "from mount Baalhermon unto the entering in of Hamath"); toward Tyre (2 Samuel 24:7), and Sichem or Shechem (Genesis 34:11), and Gibeon (Joshua 9:1; Joshua 9:7). The Gibeonite Hivites showed the same unwarlike spirit, with the additional element of craft wherewith they in their turn deceived Israel, as Jacob's sons had deceived their forefathers
Ambassador - Gibeon feigned an ambassage (Joshua 9:4)
Jehiel - Father of Gibeon, ancestor of Saul
Maacah, Maachah - Wife of Jehiel, father, or founder, of Gibeon
Amasa - Joab, with his people, accompanied him; and these troops were scarcely got as far as the great stone in Gibeon, before Amasa came and joined them with his forces
Ajalon - It lay on the south side of a fine valley, not far from the valley of Gibeon, and is recognized in the modern village of Yalo, near the road to Jaffa, some 14 miles from Jerusalem
Goshen - It was a part of the maritime plain of Judah, and lay between Gaza and Gibeon
Rephaim, Valley of - Again warned by a divine oracle, David led his army to Gibeon, and attacked the Philistines from the south, inflicting on them another severe defeat, and chasing them with great slaughter to Gezer (q
Ajalon - With reference to the valley named after the town, Joshua uttered the celebrated command, "Sun, stand thou still on Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon" (Joshua 10:12 )
Maacah - Wife of Jeiel of Gibeon (1 Chronicles 8:29 ; 1 Chronicles 9:35 )
Asahel - He was a fleet-footed individual who pursued Abner as the latter fled following his defeat at Gibeon
Jebusites - When the kings of the land combined against Gibeon for having made alliance with Israel, the Jebusites, who were apparently living in Jerusalem, were among them
Ambassador - The men from Gibeon pretended to be ambassadors come from a distance to make an alliance with Israel
na'Dab - ...
A son of Gibeon, (1 Chronicles 8:30 ; 9:36 ) of the tribe of Benjamin
Moriah - So thenceforth David sacrificed there, and no longer on the altar at Gibeon where the tabernacle was, separate from the ark, which was at Zion; for he could not go to Gibeon on account of the sword of the Angel, i
Aij'Alon - ...
A broad and beautiful valley near the city of Aijalon over which Joshua commanded the moon to stand still during the pursuit after the battle of Gibeon
Pool, Pond - It is applied to great reservoirs constructed to furnish water for cities, or for irrigation, like that at Gibeon ( 2 Samuel 2:18 ), those at Hebron ( 2 Samuel 4:12 ), and at Jerusalem ( 2 Kings 18:17 ), etc
Kish - A Benjaminite, the third son of Jeiel of Gibeon and Maacah (1 Chronicles 8:29-30 ; 1 Chronicles 9:35-36 )
ma'Achah - (1 Chronicles 7:15,16 ) ...
The wife of Jehiel, father or founder of Gibeon
Geba - As an eastern limit it stands opposed to Gazer (2 Samuel 5:25); Gibeon in 1 Chronicles 14:16
Geba - In 2 Samuel 5:25 we should probably read ‘Gibeon’ as in 1 Chronicles 14:16
Gibeonites - The people of Gibeon and perhaps of the three confederate cities — Chephirah, Beeroth, and Kirjath-jearim. Saul, upon an occasion not recorded, had slain some of the Gibeonites, and it apparently had been passed over and forgotten; but God could not allow the oath of His people to be violated; He therefore brought a famine on the land. On David inquiring of the Lord, it was revealed that the famine was because of the slaying of the Gibeonites. In this passage the Gibeonites are called 'Amorites,' a common designation of the Canaanites, which does not clash with their being called Hivites in Joshua 9:7 . Ismaiah, one of David's thirty mighty men, was a Gibeonite
Gibeah - (gihb' ih uh) Place name meaning, “a hill,” closely related to names of Geba and Gibeon. Saul had close family connections to the city (1 Chronicles 8:29-33 also connects them with the nearby and similar-sounding Gibeon; see 1Samuel 10:5, 1 Samuel 10:26 ; 1 Samuel 15:34 ; 1 Samuel 23:19 )
Rama - It is identified with the modern village of er-Ram, between Gibeon and Beeroth, about 5 miles due north of Jerusalem
Beth-Horon - Upper Beth Horon is modern beit Ur el-Foqa, five miles northwest of Gibeon and ten miles northwest of Jerusalem
Pool - Mention is made of the pool of Gibeon (2 Samuel 2:13 ); the pool of Hebron (4:12); the upper pool at Jerusalem (2 Kings 18:17 ; 20:20 ); the pool of Samaria (1 Kings 22:38 ); the king's pool (Nehemiah 2:14 ); the pool of Siloah (Nehemiah 3:15 ; Ecclesiastes 2:6 ); the fishpools of Heshbon (Song of Solomon 7:4 ); the "lower pool," and the "old pool" (Isaiah 22:9,11 )
lo-Debar - ” After Saul and Jonathan had been defeated on Mount Gibeon (1 Samuel 31:1-13 ), Mephibosheth, Jonathan's lame son (2 Samuel 4:4 ) took refuge with Machir in the city of Lo-Debar (2 Samuel 9:4 )—a city of Gad located in the eastern part of Gilead just south of the Sea of Chinnereth (Galilee)
ab'Ner - War soon broke out between the two rival kings, and a "very sore battle" was fought at Gibeon between the men of Israel under Abner and the men of Judah under Joab
lo-Debar - ” After Saul and Jonathan had been defeated on Mount Gibeon (1 Samuel 31:1-13 ), Mephibosheth, Jonathan's lame son (2 Samuel 4:4 ) took refuge with Machir in the city of Lo-Debar (2 Samuel 9:4 )—a city of Gad located in the eastern part of Gilead just south of the Sea of Chinnereth (Galilee)
Debir - ...
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The king of Eglon, one of the five Canaanitish kings who were hanged by Joshua (Joshua 10:3,23 ) after the victory at Gibeon
Amasa - Amasa and his force overtook them at "the great stone of Gibeon
Yale, Valley - emeq, 'valley or plain,' more resembles an English 'valley': it is applied to Achor, Ajalon, Baca, Berachah, Beth-aram, 'of decision' ( Joel 3:14 ); Elah; 'of the giants' (Joshua 15:8 ; Joshua 18:16 ); Gibeon, Hebron, Jehoshaphat, Jezreel, Keziz, 'of the King,' or 'the King's Dale' (Genesis 14:17 ; 2 Samuel 18:18 ); Rephaim, Shaveh, Siddim, and Succoth
Bottle - ...
When the men of Gibeon acted wisely with Joshua, as if coming from afar country, we are told, that they not only produced their bread mouldy, but their bottles rent, and patched together, which they said, were new when they left their own country
Lachish - Its king was one of the four called upon by the king of Jerusalem to join him in attacking Gibeon because it had made peace with the Israelites
High Places - Even in David's time they sacrificed to the Lord at Shiloh, Jerusalem, and Gibeon
Abner - While Ishbosheth's and David's troops lay near each other, hard by Gibeon, Abner challenged Joab to select twelve of David's warriors to fight with an equal number of his
Abner - War soon broke out between the two rival kings, and a "very sore battle" was fought at Gibeon between the men of Israel under Abner and the men of Judah under Joab
High Places - Even in David's time, the people sacrificed to the Lord at Shiloh, Jerusalem, and Gibeon
Abner - A battle fatal to Abner, who was the leader of Ish-boseth's army, was fought with David's army under Joab at Gibeon (2Samuel 2:12)
Becher - Abiel settled in Gibeon or Gibeah, afterward described as "of Saul" (1 Samuel 11:4; Isaiah 10:29)
Maacah - Wife of Jehiel, the father of Gibeon ( 1 Chronicles 8:28 ; 1 Chronicles 9:35 )
Eglon - One of the confederacy of five towns (including Jerusalem), which attacked Gibeon on its making peace with Joshua; was destroyed with Debit, then its king (Joshua 10)
Mizpah, Mizpeh - City of Benjamin, in the vicinity of Ramah and Gibeon
Jeiel - Leader of the tribe of Benjamin as they settled in Gibeon
Hananiah - Prophet from Gibeon who opposed Jeremiah by promising immediate deliverance from Babylon
Pilgrimage - ...
In Israel's early history, numerous local shrines were the goals of religious pilgrimage: Bethel (Genesis 28:10-22 ; Genesis 31:13 ; Genesis 35:9-15 ; Amos 4:4 ; Amos 5:5 ); Gilgal (Joshua 4:19-24 ; Hosea 4:15 ; Amos 4:4 ; Amos 5:5 ); Shiloh (Judges 20:26-27 ; 1Samuel 1:3,1 Samuel 1:19 ); Beersheba (Amos 5:5 ; Amos 8:14 ); Gibeon (1 Kings 3:3-5 ); even Horeb (1 Kings 19:8 )
Winepress - At ancient Gibeon, archaeologists discovered a major wine-producing installation dating from the about 700 B
Wilderness - ...
The wilderness of BETH-AVEN and of Gibeon were in the allotment of Benjamin
jo'ab - Joab fled to the shelter of the altar at Gibeon, and was here slain by Benaiah
Jeshua - On the line of retreat of the five kings who fought at Gibeon, midway between the lower Bethhoron and Shochoh, near Azekah, is the large village Yeshua, which probably commemorates Joshua's commanding the sun to stand still upon Gibeon, and the moon in the valley of Ajalon, a day without a parallel (Joshua 10:12-14)
Zechariah - Member of family who lived in Gibeon (1 Chronicles 9:37 )
Hanani'ah - ) ...
Son of Azur, a Benjamite of Gibeon and a false prophet in the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah
za'Dok - (2 Samuel 15:35,36 ; 19:11 ) The duties of the office were divided, Zadok ministered before the tabernacle at Gibeon, (1 Chronicles 16:39 ) Abiathar had the care of the ark at Jerusalem
Ramah - City in the inheritance of Benjamin listed along with Gibeon, Beeroth, Jerusalem, and others (Joshua 18:25 )
Jeduthun - Asaph and his brethren ministered before the ark at Jerusalem, Jeduthun and Heman "before the tabernacle of Jehovah in the high place at Gibeon
High Place - The tabernacle was there (Gibeon), 1 Chronicles 16:39 ; 2 Chronicles 1:3 , so that it appeared to be the right place to go to, and it was where God appeared to Solomon in the night; yet it was 'the great high place
Amorites - Gibeon
Mizpah - It was some 4 miles north-west of Jerusalem, and was situated on the loftiest hill in the neighbourhood, some 600 feet above the plain of Gibeon
Lachish - A royal Canaanite city which joined the confederacy against Gibeon for submitting to Israel, and was taken by Joshua (Joshua 12:11; Joshua 10:3; Joshua 10:5; Joshua 10:31-32) "on the second day," which shows its strength; the other cities were taken in one day (Joshua 10:35)
Goshen - Palestine, between Gaza and Gibeon (Joshua 10:41; Joshua 11:16), and a city (Joshua 15:51); between the S
High Place - During this short period Samuel worshiped inside a city (possibly Ramah) at a high place dedicated to the worship of the God of Israel (1 Samuel 9:12-25 ), and a group of prophets of God worshiped at the “hill of God” (1 Samuel 10:5 , probably Gibeah or Gibeon). David and Solomon worshiped the God of Israel at the high place at Gibeon where the tabernacle and the altar of burnt offering were located (1Chronicles 16:1-4,1 Chronicles 16:37-40 ; 1 Chronicles 21:29 ; 2Chronicles 1:3-4,2 Chronicles 1:13 )
Moon - The moon took its part with the sun in one of Joseph’s dreams when it ‘made obeisance’ to him ( Genesis 37:9 ); and it stood still, ‘in the valley of Aijalon,’ at the command of Joshua, at the battle of Gibeon ( Joshua 10:12-13 ; cf
Water - Several famous biblical cities had pools, such as Gibeon (2 Samuel 2:13 ), Hebron (2 Samuel 4:12 ), Samaria (1 Kings 22:38 ), and Jerusalem (2 Kings 20:20 )
Ishbosheth - Two sons of Rimmon of Beeroth, formerly a Canaanite city leagued with Gibeon (Joshua 9:17), Baana and Rechab, captains of marauding "bands" which used to make raids on Judah (2 Samuel 3:22; 2 Samuel 4:2), took this opportunity of revenging Saul's slaughter of their kinsmen the Gibeonites (2 Samuel 21) on Ishbosheth
Benjamin - It contained the important cities of Jerusalem (in its south border), Bethel, Gibeon, Ramah, etc
Zadok - " Zadok ministered mainly before the tabernacle at Gibeon (1 Chronicles 16:39)
Benjamin - It contained the important cities of Jerusalem (in its south border), Bethel, Gibeon, Ramah, etc
Joab - Then, commanding David's servants, Joab encountered Abner at the pool of Gibeon by the challenge of the latter, and defeated him with the loss of only 19 men. Joab, meeting Amasa at the great stone in Gibeon, pretended to kiss him in friendship, holding his beard with the right hand, and then stabbed him with the sword in his left hand. But the true character soon showed itself again, and even the worldly sagacity which heretofore had kept him on the winning side in the end forsook him, for with Abiathar Joab joined in Adonijah's rebellion, and Solomon, by David's dying charge, had him slain at the altar of Gibeon where he had fled for sanctuary, but which afforded no protection to a treacherous murderer (Exodus 21:14)
Hananiah - Son of Azur, the prophet of Gibeon, a priests' city (Jeremiah 28)
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Solomon loved the Lord, and worshipped Him at the altar at Gibeon, and there the Lord appeared to him in a dream, and said, "Ask what I shall give thee
Gibeah - GIBEATH, a town of Benjamin, among the last next Jerusalem (Joshua 18:28), possibly the "Gibeah of Saul," only that the latter was close to Gibeon and Ramah, five miles N. as in the presence of Him the righteous Judge who appointed the retributive justice, 2 Samuel 21:14 ff; 2 Samuel 21:9), by the Gibeonites in revenge for his attempt to slay them in violation of the covenant
Abner - At Gibeon Abner's army was beaten by Joab's; and in fleeing Abner, having tried to deter Asahel, Joab's brother, from following him (since Abner shrank from a blood feud with Joab), but in vain, was at last constrained in self defense to slay him (2 Samuel 2)
Shishak - ) Shishak has recorded this expedition on the wall of the great temple at Karnak; there is a list of the countries, cities and tribes, ruled, conquered, or made tributary by him, including many Jewish names, Taanach, Rehob, Mahanaim, Gibeon, Bethhoron, Kedemoth, Aijalon, Megiddo, Ibleam, Almon, Shoco, one of Rehoboam's fenced cities, etc
Hardening, Hardness of Heart - In a few instances, such as Pharaoh and the Egyptians (Exodus 7:3 ; 9:12 ), Sihon, king of Heshbon (Deuteronomy 2:30 ), and the Hivites living in Gibeon (Joshua 11:19-20 ), it is said that God hardened their hearts
Abiathar - Abiathar had the first place, with the ephod, Urim and Thummim, and the ark, in the tent pitched by David at Jerusalem Zadok officiated before the tabernacle and brazen altar made by Moses and Bezaleel in the wilderness, which were now in Gibeon (1 Chronicles 16:1-7; 1 Chronicles 16:37; 1 Chronicles 16:39-40; 1 Chronicles 27:38; 1 Chronicles 27:34; 2 Chronicles 1:3-5)
Tabernacle - It was carried by the Israelites into Canaan, and there set up, possibly first at Gilgal, then, when the land was subdued, at Shiloh, Joshua 18:1, and also at Bethel, perhaps afterwards at Nob, and then at Gibeon
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The Holy Child Himself never dreamed a better dream than that dream was which Solomon dreamed after that day of a thousand burnt-offerings on the altar of Gibeon. As soon as Lord Melbourne had announced to the young Princess Victoria that she was now Queen of England, he opened the Bible and read to the young sovereign the story of Solomon's dream at Gibeon. ' And both the riches and the honour promised at Gibeon were all fulfilled in Jerusalem, till the half had not been told to Solomon. Dreams at Gibeon, building of temples and kings' houses, largeness of heart, gifts of prophecy, a tongue of men and angels, proverbs and songs and Songs of songs-all is vanity if there is not along with it all constant repentance, daily self-denial, and a heart more and more perfect with God
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Joshua then attacked to the south, but the people of Gibeon saved themselves by tricking the Israelites into making a peace treaty with them. The outcome was that soon they had to defend the Gibeonites against an attack by hostile neighbours, but in doing so they experienced miraculous exhibitions of God’s power (Joshua 10:1-14)
Joshua - When Joshua omitted to inquire in the Gibeonites' case he suffered for it. ) By neglecting to consult Jehovah Joshua was entrapped into the league with Gibeon; but having sworn he honourably kept his oath (Psalms 15:4; Ecclesiastes 5:2; contrast 2 Samuel 21:2-6, etc. (See Gibeon. upon Gibeon,
Joshua, the Book of - ...
There are two difficulties connected with this book which have given rise to much discussion, ...
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The miracle of the standing still of the sun and moon on Gibeon
Benjamin - Within it lay Bethel (elsewhere assigned to Ephraim), Ophrah, Geba, Gibeon, Ramab, Mizpeh, Gibeah, all primitive seats of Canaanitish worship and important centres in the cultus of Israel (cf
Tabernacle - In 1 Chronicles 21:29 , it is said that the tabernacle of Moses was still at Gibeon at that time; and it would therefore seem that the ark had long been separated from it. The tabernacle still remained at Gibeon in the time of Solomon, who sacrificed before it, 2 Chronicles 1:3,13
Mizpah - " Nebi Samwil is so near Gibeon that it must have been the high place visited by Solomon; the view from it is splendid
Ishmael - Shortly afterwards he set out with his captives to join Baalis, but was overtaken by a body of Gedaliah’s soldiers at the pool of Gibeon ( Jeremiah 41:12 ), and defeated
Benjamin - The hilly nature of the country is marked by the names Gibeon, Gibeah, Geba, Ramah, Mizpeh (watchtower), "the ascent of Bethhoron," the cliff Rimmon, the pass of Michmash. The presence of the ark at Kirjath Jearim in Benjamin, the prophet Samuel's residence in the sanctuary Ramah (1 Samuel 7:17; 1 Samuel 9:12), the great assemblies of "all Israel" at Mizpeh (1 Samuel 7:5), and the sanctity attached of old to Bethel, "the great high place" at Gibeon (1 Kings 3:4; 2 Chronicles 1:3), all tended to raise B
Tabernacle - The old tabernacle erected by Moses in the wilderness was transferred to Nob (1 Samuel 21:1 ), and after the destruction of that city by Saul (22:9; 1 Chronicles 16:39,40 ), to Gibeon
Save - ” The word is frequently used of removing or seeking to remove someone from the danger of defeat: “And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua … saying, slack not thy hand from thy servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us …” ( Gibeonites see in Israel their only help
Ishmael - Next he carried off king Zedekiah's daughters, with their eunuchs and Chaldaean guard; and, doubtless being largely reinforced, carried away all the remaining people at Mizpah by way of Gibeon on the N. Johnnan pursued and overtook him at the great waters in Gibeon (2 Samuel 2:13)
Desert, Wilderness - Thus we read of the Wilderness of Gibeon (2 Samuel 2:24), of Tekoa (2 Chronicles 20:20), of Damascus (1 Kings 19:15)
Hebrew - Some of the most important inscriptional evidence includes the Gezer calendar (tenth century), the Hazor ostraca (ninth century), the Samaria ostraca (early eighth century), the Siloam inscription (late eighth century), Yavneh-yam ostracon (late seventh century), jar handles from Gibeon (late seventh century), the Lachish ostracon (early sixth century), and the Arad ostraca (late seventh and early sixth centuries)
Jerusalem - at Shethem and Shiloh, then Gibeah and Nob (whence the tabernacle and altar were moved to Gibeon). The route from Philistia and Sharon was by Joppa and Lydda, up the two Bethherons to the high ground at Gibeon, whence it turned S. The altar too was transferred in Solomon's reign from the tabernacle of Gibeon to the permanent temple
Tabernacle, the - Afterwards it was at Gibeon
Gather - The men of Gibeon said: “All the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the mountains are gathered together against us” ( Solomon - 1 Kings 3:4 ) makes the sacrifice at Gibeon more orthodox; the dream becomes a theophany; in 2 Chronicles 7:1 ; 2 Chronicles 7:3 fire comes down from heaven. His sacrifice at Gibeon ( 1 Kings 3:4 ) gives another aspect; his religion was associated with external display
Saul - 1 Samuel 9:1 omits Ner, the intermediate link, and makes Kish son of Abiel; 1 Chronicles 8:33 supplies the link, or Ner in 1 Chronicles is not father but ancestor of Kish (1 Chronicles 9:36-39), and Ner son of Abi-Gibeon (father or founder of Gibeon, 1 Chronicles 8:29) is named only because he was progenitor of Saul's line, the intermediate names mentioned in 1 Samuel 9 being omitted. Saul had zeal for Israel against the Gibeonites where zeal was misplaced, because not according to God's will (2 Samuel 21); he lacked zeal here, where God required it
Joshua, the Book of - The people of Gibeon and its four-city league of cities were accepted, and even became associated with Temple service (Joshua 9:3-27 )
Poetry - Besides, there were 4,000 Levite singers (1 Chronicles 25); Asaph with his company was with the ark on Zion; Heman and Jeduthun with the tabernacle at Gibeon (1 Chronicles 16:37-42)
Joshua, Book of - But the Gibeonites wrought deceitfully, saying they had come from very far. Five kings attacked Gibeon for making the league with Israel, but were totally defeated by Joshua, and the kings were hanged. " The Gibeonites and their allies from three other cities (Joshua 9:17 ) were the only ones that made a league with Israel
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Solomon, accompanied by his troops and all Israel, went up to Gibeon, where was then the brazen altar, upon which he offered a thousand burnt- offerings
David - The first encounter between the two opposing armies, led on the one side by Abner, and on the other by Joab, took place at the pool of Gibeon. Abner now sided with David, and sought to promote his advancement; but was treacherously put to death by Joab in revenge for his having slain his brother Asahel at Gibeon (3:22-39)
Kings, the Books of - Jehovah appeared to Solomon at Gibeon shortly after his accession, again after his dedication of the temple, finally by a prophet, probably Ahijah, after his declension (1 Kings 3:5, etc. ...
Notwithstanding Adonijah's attempt, Solomon is at the outset recorded as receiving David's kingdom as Jehovah had promised; he receives at Gibeon the renewal of the promise, on condition of faithfulness, and in answer to his prayer receives wisdom, and also riches and honour which he had not asked for; then after rearing the temple receives God's confirmation of the promise conditionally, "if there wilt walk before Me as David I will establish thy kingdom forever; but if ye (thou and thy people) shall at all turn from following Me
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He walked in David's godly ways but there being no one exclusive temple yet, he sacrificed in high places, especially at the great high place in Gibeon, where was the tabernacle with its altar, while the ark was in Zion. God's answer (1 Kings 9:3) at His second appearance to Solomon in Gibeon was the echo of his prayer (1 Kings 8:29), "Mine eyes and Mine heart shall be there perpetually" (1 Kings 9:3), but God added a warning that if Israel should apostatize the temple should become "a bye-word among all people
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The altar of burnt offering where the sacrifices were offered continued separate from it at Gibeon, the "great high place" (1 Kings 3:4) (in the tabernacle of the ark on Zion the service was song and praise alone) until the two were reunited in the temple of Solomon, a type of the gospel separation of the spiritual service of prayer and praise going on here below, from the priestly intercession being carried on above by our Lord Jesus
Wilderness (2) - They are found even near towns; thus the OT mentions the wildernesses of Gibeon, of Tekoa, of Damascus, of Riblah (Massoretic Text Diblah, Ezekiel 6:14)
Name, Names - Many places, however, got their designation from a salient natural feature, a well ( beer ), a fountain ( en , in En-gedi ), a meadow ( abel ), a vineyard ( karmel ), woods ( jearim ), in Kirath-jearim ), a hill ( Gibeah, Gibeon, Ramah ), trees ( Bethphage, Bethtappuah, Anab, Abel-hasshittim, Elah, Allon-bacuth ); from some circumstance belonging to the history or legends of the locality, an encampment ( Mahanaim ), a watch-tower ( Migdal, Megiddo, Mizpah ), a village ( Hazer ), a temporary abode of shepherds ( Succoth ), a place of refuge ( Adullam ), a vision ( Bcer-lahai-roi ); from the clan which dwelt there ( Samaria )
Palestine - From Jaffa up to Jerusalem there are two roads: the one to the right by Ramleh and the wady Aly; the other the historic one by Lydda and the Bethorons, or the wady Suleiman, and Gibeon. In these the characteristic names occur, Gibeah, Geba, Gibeon (hill), Ramah, Ramathaim ("brow"), Mizpeh, Zonhim (watchtower, watchers)
High Place, Sanctuary - ]'>[2] ) at Bethel, with its companion sanctuary at Dan; scarcely less important were those of Gilgal and Beersheba, and ‘the great high place’ at Gibeon ( 1 Kings 3:4 )
Tabernacle - Then the ark was taken by the Philistines, and returned to Baale or Kirjath Jearim; then the tabernacle was at Nob and Gibeon until the temple was built (1 Samuel 4; 1 Samuel 6; 1 Samuel 21:1; 1 Chronicles 13:5; 1 Chronicles 16:39; 2 Samuel 6:2; 2 Samuel 6:17)
Kings, First And Second, Theology of - Thus, the first two chapters are in effect a theological justification of the accession of Solomon, which was authenticated by his dream at Gibeon (1 Kings 3:4-15 )
Jeroboam - Solomon's beautiful dream at Gibeon, his splendid prayer at the dedication of the temple, his wisdom, and his understanding, and his largeness of heart-it is all clean forgotten now
Priest - Solomon went up to the brazen altar that was at Gibeon, and there offered sacrifices, Hebrews 9:11-25
Archaeology And Biblical Study - Twenty-eight jar handles found in the cistern at El Jib made certain the location of ancient Gibeon; six stone carvings with the name “Gezer” identify that place, and “Arad” seven times scratched on a potsherd confirms its location. Despite what now seems to have been unfounded claims earlier made for Jericho by John Garstang, archaeological evidence for the conquest of Jericho, Ai, and Gibeon, after excavation of the sites, remains debated
the Queen of Sheba - The Queen of Sheba had heard in the south country all about Solomon's dream at Gibeon
Absalom - And, then, our Solomon is always dreaming his dream at Gibeon, and when he is not choosing wisdom for himself he is always writing inspired proverbs about wisdom for his son
Judges, the Book of - all the time that the house of God was in Shiloh" (awful perversity! in the face of divine light close to them) imply that the book was written after the Philistine capture of the ark, and after its return and setting up at, Nob in Saul's reign (1 Samuel 21); it remained at Shiloh only until its capture at Eli's death (1 Samuel 1:3; 1 Samuel 3:21; 1 Samuel 4:3), in David's reign the tabernacle was at Gibeon (1 Chronicles 16:39; 1 Chronicles 21:29)
Mephibosheth - Four hundred years before, just at the same place, when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and to Ai, they did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine bottles old and rent and bound up, and old shoes and clouted upon their feet, and old garments upon them, and all the bread of their provisions was dry and mouldy. And all that about Joshua and the Gibeonites came back to David's mind when he saw Mephibosheth lifted down from off his ass
Prayer - Genesis 24:12-13 , Jonah 2:1 , Psalms 42:6 ; Psalms 61:2 , Daniel 6:10 , Luke 6:12 , Acts 16:24-25 ; Acts 21:6 ), and is disclaimed by Christ in view of true worship ( John 4:21-23 ), yet naturally specific worship-centres were regarded as appropriate: thus in early times Shiloh, where the ark rested ( 1 Samuel 1:9-10 ), Mizpah ( Deuteronomy 3:23-257 , 1Ma 3:48 ), Gibeon ( 1 Kings 3:4 ff
Canaan - In consequence, the Girgashites, fearing the power of God, fled away into Africa; the Gibeonites entered into league, and continued inhabitants of Israel; the 31 kings made war and fell. But "there was not a city that made peace with the children of Israel save the Hivites, the inhabitants of Gibeon; all other they took in battle
Miracles - The record of the standing still of the sun in Gibeon is obviously a prosaic misinterpretation of a poetic phrase ( Joshua 10:12-14 ); behind the record of the bringing back of the shadow on the dial of Ahaz ( 2 Kings 20:11 ) we may assume some unusual atmospheric phenomenon, refracting the rays of the sun; the speech of Balaam’s ass ( Numbers 22:27 ) may be regarded as an objectifying by the seer of his own scruples, doubts, and fears; the Book of Jonah is now interpreted not literally, but figuratively; the Book of Daniel is not now generally taken as history, but rather as the embellishment of history for the purposes of edification
Jeru'Salem - This road led by the two Beth-horons up to the high ground at Gibeon, whence it turned south, and came to Jerusalem by Ramah and Gibeah, and over the ridge north of the city
Jerusalem - This road led by the two Bethhorons up to the high ground at Gibeon, whence it turned south, and came to Jerusalem by Ramah and Gibeah, and over the ridge north of the city
Temple - As the sacrificial serrate at the tabernacle at Gibeon and the ark service of sacred song for the 30 years of David's reign, before separate (2 Samuel 6:17; 2 Chronicles 1:3-4; called "the tabernacle of David" Amos 9:11-12; Acts 15:16; 1 Chronicles 13:3; 1 Chronicles 16:37; 1 Chronicles 16:39), were combined in Solomon's temple, so the priestly intercessory functions of our High priest in heaven and our service of prayer and praise carried on separately on earth, during our Judaeo universal dispensation, shall in the millennial temple at Jerusalem be combined in perfection, namely, Christ's priesthood manifested among men and our service of outward and inward liturgy
Israel - ]'>[1] account of the conquest, however, which has been preserved in Judges 1:1-36 and Joshua 8:1-35 ; Joshua 9:1-27 ; Joshua 10:1-43 ; Joshua 13:1 ; Joshua 13:7 a, Joshua 13:13 ; Joshua 15:14-19 ; Joshua 15:63 ; Joshua 16:1-3 ; Joshua 16:10 ; Joshua 17:11-18 ; Judges 1:1-364 , while it represents Joshua as the leader of the Rachel tribes and as winning a decisive victory near Gibeon, declares that the tribes went up to win their territory singly, and that in the end their conquest was only partial
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At the Israelite immigration the king of Jerusalem was Adoni-zedek, who headed a coalition against Gibeon for having made terms with Joshua