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Geba

The Bible

Bible Usage:

  • Geba used 13 times.

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Geba

The hill, (2 Samuel 5:25 [1 Chronicles 14:16, "Gibeon"]; 2 Kings 23:8; Nehemiah 11:31), a Levitical city of Benjamin (1 Kings 15:22; 1 Samuel 13:16; 14:5, wrongly "Gibeah" in the A.V.), on the north border of Judah near Gibeah (Isaiah 10:29; Joshua 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 (Joshua 18:24; Ezra 2:26; Nehemiah 7:30), now Jeb'a, about 5 1/2 miles north of Jerusalem.


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Geba

a hill; cup


Naves Topical Index
Geba

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Geba

(a hill), a city of Benjamin, with "suburbs," allotted to the priests. (Joshua 21:17; 1 Chronicles 6:60) It is named amongst the first group of the Benjamite towns

apparently those lying near to and along the north boundary. (Joshua 18:24) Here the name is given as GABA. During the wars of the earlier part of the reign of Saul, Geba was held as a garrison by the Philistines, (1 Samuel 13:3) but they were ejected by Jonathan. It is now the modern village of Jeba , which stands picturesquely on the top of its steep terraced hill, six miles north of Jerusalem, on the very edge of the great Wady Suweinit , looking northward to the opposite village of ancient Michmash, which also retains its old name of Mukhmas .


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Gebal

A line (or natural boundary, as a mountain range).

1. A tract in the land of Edom south of the Dead Sea (Psalms 83:7); now called Djebal.

2. A Phoenician city, not far from the sea coast, to the north of Beyrout (Ezekiel 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.


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Gebal

bound; limit


Naves Topical Index
Gebal

1. A city south of Sidon

Given to Reuben
Joshua 13:5

People of, work for Solomon
1 Kings 5:18

Shipbuilders in
Ezekiel 27:9

2. A district near the Dead Sea
Psalms 83:7


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Gebal

(mountain), a maritime town of Phoenicia, near Tyre, (Ezekiel 27:9) known by the Greeks as Byblus. It is called Jebail by the Arabs, thus reviving the old biblical name.


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Gebalites

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