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Bible Dictionaries

People's Dictionary of the Bible


Gath (găth), winepress. One of the five cities of the Philistines, 1 Samuel 5:8; 1 Samuel 6:17; Amos 6:2; Micah 1:10; a stronghold of the Anakim, Joshua 11:22; home of Goliath, 1 Samuel 17:4; place whither the ark was carried, 1 Samuel 5:8; where David sought refuge, 1 Samuel 21:10-15; was strengthened by Rehoboam, 2 Chronicles 11:8; taken by Hazael of Syria, 2 Kings 12:17; probably recovered by Jehoash, 2 Kings 13:25; broken down by Uzziah, 2 Chronicles 26:6; was probably destroyed before the time of the later prophecies, as it is omitted from the list of royal cities. See Zephaniah 2:4; Zechariah 9:5-6. Probably Tel es-Safi, 15 miles south of Ramleh and 12 miles southeast of Ashdod.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Gath'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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