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Easton's Bible Dictionary
A hill or hill-town, "of Benjamin" (1 Samuel 13:15
), better known as "Gibeah of Saul" (11:4; Isaiah 10:29
). It was here that the terrible outrage was committed on the Levite's concubine which led to the almost utter extirpation of the tribe of Benjamin (Judges 19
), only six hundred men surviving after a succession of disastrous battles. This was the birthplace of Saul, and continued to be his residence after he became king (1 Samuel 10:26
). It was reckoned among the ancient sanctuaries of Palestine (10:26; 15:34; 23:19; 26:1; 2 Samuel 21:6-10
), and hence it is called "Gibeah of God" (1 Samuel 10:5
, RSV marg.). It has been identified with the modern Tell el-Ful (i.e., "hill of the bean"), about 3 miles north of Jerusalem.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Gibeah'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/g/gibeah.html. 1897.