Gibbethon

Gibbethon (Gib´uh-thon; Heb., “mound” or “height”)

A city originally assigned to Dan and later given to the Levites (Josh 19:44; Josh 21:23), although by the time of King Asa of Judah (ca. 900 BCE) it was in Philistine hands (1Kgs 15:27). It was the site of the assassination of Nadab, king of Israel (Northern Kingdom) by his general Baasha during an attempt to take the city from the Philistines (1Kgs 15:27). It was also the site twenty-four years later of a revolt against Zimri by his general Omni during another siege of the city (1Kgs 16:15).

Josh 19:44

44Eltekeh, Gibbethon, Baalath,

Josh 21:23

23Out of the tribe of Dan: Elteke with its pasture lands, Gibbethon with its pasture lands,

1Kgs 15:27

27Baasha son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against him; and Baasha struck him down at Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines; for Nadab a ... View more

1Kgs 15:27

27Baasha son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against him; and Baasha struck him down at Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines; for Nadab a ... View more

1Kgs 16:15

Third Dynasty: Zimri Reigns over Israel
15In the twenty-seventh year of King Asa of Judah, Zimri reigned seven days in Tirzah. Now the troops were encamped agai ... View more

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