New International Version
Kephar Ammoni, Ophni and Geba--twelve towns and their villages.
King James Bible
And Chepharhaammonai, and Ophni, and Gaba; twelve cities with their villages:
Darby Bible Translation
and Chephar-haammonai, and Ophni, and Geba: twelve cities and their hamlets;
World English Bible
Chephar Ammoni, Ophni, and Geba; twelve cities with their villages.
Young's Literal Translation
and Chephar-Haammonai, and Ophni, and Gaba; twelve cities and their villages.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And Gaba - Supposed to be the same as Gibeah of Saul, a place famous for having given birth to the first king of Israel; and infamous for the shocking act towards the Levite's wife, mentioned Judges 19:16-30, which was the cause of a war in which the tribe of Benjamin was nearly exterminated. Judges 20:29-48.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ophni Probably the same as Gophna ( being often pronounced as G); which, according to Josephus, was about fifteen miles from Jerusalem, towards Shechem, says Eusebius, (Onom. on ())
Gaba Gaba or Geba, according to Josephus, was not far from Rama, forty stadia from Jerusalem, and, according to Eusebius, five miles from Gophna, towards Shechem.
LibraryThe Northern Coast of Judea. Beth-Horon.
This coast is marked out Joshua 18:12; where, at verse 14, are very many versions to be corrected, which render the sea; such are, the Syriac, the Seventy, the Vulgar, the Italian, ours, &c.: whence ariseth a sense of insuperable difficulty to a chorographical eye: when it should, indeed, be rendered of the west, as the Chaldee, Arabic, R. Solomon, &c. rightly do. We read of a double Beth-horon in the Old Testament, but one only under the second Temple... At that place that great Canaanitish army …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Retiring Before the Sanhedrin's Decree.
Avvim, Parah, Ophrah,
Gibeon, Ramah, Beeroth,
And from the tribe of Benjamin they gave them Gibeon, Geba,
1 Kings 15:22
Then King Asa issued an order to all Judah--no one was exempt--and they carried away from Ramah the stones and timber Baasha had been using there. With them King Asa built up Geba in Benjamin, and also Mizpah.
of Ramah and Geba 621
They go over the pass, and say, "We will camp overnight at Geba." Ramah trembles; Gibeah of Saul flees.
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