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Joshua 18:24

and Chephar-ammoni and Ophni and Geba; twelve cities with their villages.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Benjamin;   Gaba;   Ophni;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Benjamin, Tribe of;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Geba;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Benjamin;   Kiriath-jearim;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Benjamin;   Geba;   Ophni;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Avim;   Chephar-Haammonai;   Gaba;   Ophni;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Chephar-Ammoni;   Geba;   Ophni;   Tribes of Israel, the;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ammon, Ammonites;   Benjamin;   Chephar-Ammoni;   Geba;   Joshua;   Ophni;   Priests and Levites;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Chepharhaammonai ;   Geba ;   Ophni ;   Villages;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Ophni;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Geba;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Che'phar-Haam'monai;   Ge'ba;   Oph'ni;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Chephar-Ammoni;   Geba;   Joshua, Book of;   Ophni;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Benjamin;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Ammon, Ammonites;   Benjamin;   Geba;   Gibeah;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

And Gaba - Supposed to be the same as Gibeah of Saul, a place famous for having given birth to the first king of Israel; and infamous for the shocking act towards the Levite's wife, mentioned Judges 19:16-30, which was the cause of a war in which the tribe of Benjamin was nearly exterminated. Judges 20:29-48.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Joshua 18:24". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/joshua-18.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And Chepharhaammonai, and Ophni,.... Of the two first of these no mention is made elsewhere:

and Gaba is the same with Gibeah, a well known place, because of the foul fact committed there, which had like to have been the ruin of this tribe, Judges 19:14; and for being the native place of King Saul, hence called "Gibeah of Saul", 1 Samuel 11:4; it was about six or seven miles from Jerusalem; see Gill on Hosea 5:8; twelve cities with their villages; which agrees with the account of them.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 18:24". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-18.html. 1999.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Ver. 24. Chephar-haammonai The village of Haamonai. Hiller. Onomast. p. 13.

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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Joshua 18:24". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/joshua-18.html. 1801-1803.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

24. Ophni is doubtless the Gophna of Josephus, (Wars, Joshua 3:3; Joshua 3:5,) and is represented in the modern Jifna, three miles northwest of Beth-el. [Gaba, better spelled Geba, is not to be confounded with Gibeah of Joshua 18:28, (as the English version and some interpreters do at 1 Samuel 13:16, where see note.) It still exists under the scarcely altered name Jeba, on the top of a steep hill between the Wadies Suweinit and Farah, about six miles southeast by south from Beth-el. This height was held by a Philistine garrison in the time of Saul, (1 Samuel 13:3,) but was taken from them by the daring feat of Jonathan. At a later period it was fortified by Asa, (1 Kings 15:22,) and was inhabited again after the captivity. Ezra 2:26.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Joshua 18:24". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/joshua-18.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Ophni, the Gophna so celebrated in latter times, fifteen miles from Gabaa. St. Jerome attributes it to Ephraim, as perhaps it was chiefly inhabited by people of that tribe. --- Gabee. The wickedness of its citizens almost involved the whole tribe in destruction, Judges xix. It was twenty mile north of Jerusalem. (Josephus, [Antiquities?] v. 2.)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Joshua 18:24". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/joshua-18.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And Chephar-haam'monai, and Ophni, and Gaba; twelve cities with their villages:

Chephar-haammonai - i:e., hamlet of the Ammonites [Septuagint, Karafa, Kefima, Moni] - not ascertained.

Ophni, [ w

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Joshua 18:24". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/joshua-18.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Chepharhaammonai, and Ophni, and Gaba; twelve cities with their villages:
Ophni
Probably the same as Gophna (['Ayin] being often pronounced as G); which, according to Josephus, was about fifteen miles from Jerusalem, towards Shechem, says Eusebius, (Onom. in [pharaux botrous.])
Gaba
Gaba or Geba, according to Josephus, was not far from Rama, forty stadia from Jerusalem, and, according to Eusebius, five miles from Gophna, towards Shechem.
21:17; Ezra 2:26; Nehemiah 7:30
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 13:3 - Geba;  1 Kings 15:22 - Geba;  1 Chronicles 6:60 - Geba;  2 Chronicles 16:6 - Geba;  Nehemiah 11:31 - from Geba;  Isaiah 10:29 - Ramah

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 18:24". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-18.html.