corner graphic   Hi,    
Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Go to

Bible Dictionaries

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible


Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

GEBA (Heb. geba’ , ‘a hill’). A city of Benjamin, on the N.E. frontier ( Joshua 18:24 ), assigned to the Levites ( Joshua 21:17 , 1 Chronicles 6:60 ). It stands for the N. limit of the kingdom of Judah ( 2 Kings 23:8 ‘from Geba to Beersheba’). In 2 Samuel 5:25 we should probably read ‘Gibeon’ as in 1 Chronicles 14:16 . The position of Geba is fixed in 1 Samuel 14:5 S. of the great Wâdy Suweinît , over against Michmash, the modern Mukhmâs . This was the scene of Jonathan’s famous exploit against the Philistines. Everything points to its identity with Jeba‘ , a village 6 miles N. of Jerusalem. It occupied an important position commanding the passage of the valley from the north. It was fortified by Asa ( 1 Kings 15:22 ). It appears in Isaiah’s picture of the approach of the Assyrian upon Jerusalem ( 1 Kings 10:28 ff.). It is mentioned also as occupied after the Exile ( Nehemiah 11:31 , Ezra 2:26 etc.). It seems to be confused with the neighbouring Gibeah in Judges 20:10 ; Jdg 20:33 , 1 Samuel 13:8 ; 1 Samuel 13:16 . In Judges 20:31 ‘Gibeah’ should be ‘Geba.’ 2 . A stronghold in Samaria, between which and Scythopolis Holofernes pitched his camp ( Jdt 3:10 ). Perhaps Jeba‘a is intended, about 2 miles S. of Sanûr , on the road to Jenîn .

W. Ewing.

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Hastings, James. Entry for 'Geba'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

Lectionary Calendar
Sunday, October 25th, 2020
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30
Search for…
Enter query in the box:
Choose a letter to browse:
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M 
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z 

Prev Entry
Next Entry
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology