“The hill, (2 Sam. 5:25 [1 Chr. 14:16, “Gibeon”]; 2 Kings 23:8;” “Neh. 11:31), a Levitical city of Benjamin (1 Kings 15:22; 1 Sam.” “13:16; 14:5, wrongly “Gibeah” in the A.V.), on the north border” “of Judah near Gibeah (Isa. 10:29; Josh. 18:24, 28). “From Geba” “to Beersheba” expressed the whole extent of the kingdom of” “Judah, just as “from Dan to Beersheba” described the whole” length of Palestine (2 Kings 23:8). It has been identified with “Gaba (Josh. 18:24; Ezra 2:26; Neh. 7:30), now Jeb’a, about 5 1/2” miles north of Jerusalem.

“A line (or natural boundary, as a mountain range). (1.) A tract” in the land of Edom south of the Dead Sea (Ps. 83:7); now called Djebal. “(2.) A Phoenician city, not far from the sea coast, to the north of Beyrout (Ezek. 27:9); called by the Greeks Byblos. Now Jibeil. Mentioned in the Amarna tablets. “An important Phoenician text, referring to the temple of “Baalath, on a monument of Yehu-melek, its king (probably B.C.” “600), has been discovered.”

“(1 Kings 5:18 R.V., in A.V. incorrectly rendered, after the” “Targum, “stone-squarers,” but marg. “Giblites”), the inhabitants” of Gebal (2).

Definition of Geba: “a hill; cup

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