Gibbethon and surrounding area

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Joshua 19:44 Eltekeh, Gibbethon, Baalath,

Joshua 21:23 Out of the tribe of Dan, Elteke with its suburbs, Gibbethon with its suburbs,

1 Kings 15:27 Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against him; and Baasha struck him at Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines; for Nadab and all Israel were laying siege to Gibbethon.

1 Kings 16:15 In the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah did Zimri reign seven days in Tirzah. Now the people were encamped against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines.

1 Kings 16:17 Omri went up from Gibbethon, and all Israel with him, and they besieged Tirzah.


gib'-e-thon (gibbethon): A city in the territory of Dan in the plain named with Eltekeh and Baalath (Joshua 19:44), and assigned to the Kohathite Levites (Joshua 21:23). Later we find it in the hands of the Philistines; and it was while besieging the city that Nadab was slain by Baasha (1 Kings 15:27). After 25 years Omri, the general of Baasha, was here made king of the army when news reached them of Zimri s regicide (1 Kings 16:15). It may possibly be identified with Kibbiah, which lies about 16 miles Southeast of Jaffa; but no certain identification is possible.

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
H1405: Gibbethon

"mound," a city in Dan

Giah (Ammah)
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