Gaash

Gaash (Gay´ash)

A mountain in the territory of Ephraim. It is a landmark for the burial location of Joshua (Josh 24:30; Judg 2:9) at Timnath-heres, “north of Mount Gaash.” It also marked the location of some “torrents of Gaash” (2Sam 23:30), identified as the home of Hiddai, one of David’s Thirty, an elite force or bodyguard. The “wadis of Gaash” are identified as the home of Hurai, one of David’s warriors (1Chr 11:32), although the name may simply be a variant for Hiddai.

Josh 24:30

30They buried him in his own inheritance at Timnath-serah, which is in the hill country of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash.

Judg 2:9

9So they buried him within the bounds of his inheritance in Timnath-heres, in the hill country of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash.

2Sam 23:30

30Benaiah of Pirathon; Hiddai of the torrents of Gaash;

1Chr 11:32

32Hurai of the wadis of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite,

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