Geba
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Geba

a hill; cup

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 .

ATS Bible Dictionary
Geba

A Levitical town of Benjamin, Joshua 18:24 21:17 1 Chronicles 8:6, near Ramah, Nehemiah 7:30 Isaiah 10:29, and not far from the northern border of the kingdom of Judah, 2 Kings 23:8 Zechariah 14:10. Near Geba David defeated the Philistines, 2 Samuel 5:25. Asa renewed it from the ruins of Ramah, 1 Kings 15:22. It was six or seven miles from Jerusalem, and was separated from Michmash on the north by a deep valley. See GIBEAH.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
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.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GEBA

ge'-ba (gebha`, "hill"):

(1) A town on the Northeast boundary of the territory of Benjamin (Joshua 18:24), given to the Levites (Joshua 21:17 1 Chronicles 6:60). It stood on the northern frontier of the kingdom of Judah, Geba and Beersheba marking respectively the northern and southern limits (2 Kings 23:8). In 2 Samuel 5:25 "Geba" should be altered to "Gibeon," which stands in the corresponding passage, 1 Chronicles 14:16. In Judges 20:10, 33 1 Samuel 13:3, 16, the Hebrew reads "Geba," the translation "Gibeah" being due to confusion of the two names. From 1 Samuel 14:5 we gather that Geba stood to the South of the great gorge, Wady Suweinit, commanding the pass at Michmash. This was the scene of Jonathan's daring enterprise against the Philistines, when, accompanied by his armor-bearer, he accomplished an apparently impossible feat, climbing the rocky steeps of the gorge to the North and putting the enemy to flight. There can be no doubt that the modern village of Jeba` occupies the ancient site. It stands to the South of Wady Suweinit, looking toward Michmash-modern Mukhmas-with Seneh, the crag on the southern lip of the gorge, in front of it. The distance from Jerusalem is about 6 miles. It was fortified by Asa with materials that his enemy Baasha had used to fortify Ramah against him (1 Kings 15:22). It is named by Isaiah in his description of the terrifying march of the Assyrians upon Jerusalem from the North (10:28). It appears among the cities which were reoccupied by Israel after the Exile (Ezra 2:26 Nehemiah 11:31).

(2) (Gaibai): Between a fortress so named and Scythopolis (Beisan), Holofernes pitched his camp (Judith 3:10). On the high road that runs through Jenin, and down the Vale of Jezreel to Beisan, about 2 miles to the South of Sanur, stands the village of Jeba`, with which this fortress may be identified.

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
1387. Geba -- a Levitical city of Benjamin
... 1386, 1387. Geba. 1388 . a Levitical city of Benjamin. Transliteration:
Geba Phonetic Spelling: (gheh'-bah) Short Definition: Geba. ...
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4626. maar -- a bare or naked place
... Word Origin from arah Definition a bare or naked place NASB Word Usage clear space
(1), Maareh-geba* (1), nakedness (1). nakedness, proportion. ...
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1389. gibah -- a hill
... Word Origin fem. from the same as Geba Definition a hill NASB Word Usage
Gibeath-haaraloth* (1), hill (30), hills (39). ... see HEBREW Geba'. 1388, 1389. ...
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1391. Gibon -- a Levitical city in Benjamin
... Word Origin from the same as Geba Definition a Levitical city in Benjamin NASB Word
Usage Gibeon (37). Gibeon. ... see HEBREW Geba'. 1390, 1391. Gibon. 1392 . ...
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4021. migbaoth -- headgear, a turban
... Word Origin from the same as Geba Definition headgear, a turban NASB Word Usage
caps (4). bonnet. From the same as gib'ah; a cap (as hemispherical) -- bonnet. ...
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1390. Gibah -- "hill," three cities in Palestine
... Gibeah. Word Origin from the same as Geba Definition "hill," three cities
in Pal. NASB Word Usage Gibeah (45). Gibeah, the hill. The ...
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1388. Giba -- a descendant of Caleb
... a descendant of Caleb. Transliteration: Giba Phonetic Spelling: (ghib-aw') Short
Definition: Gibea. Word Origin from the same as Geba Definition a desc. ...
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1375. gabia -- a cup, bowl
... cups. Word Origin from the same as Geba Definition a cup, bowl NASB Word
Usage cup (5), cups (8), pitchers (1). house, cup, pot. From ...
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Library

The Northern Coast of Judea. Beth-Horon.
... furlongs. II. From Scopo to Gabao, or Geba, forty-three furlongs. For ... more. III.
From Geba to Beth-horon fifty furlongs, or thereabouts. And ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 19 the northern coast.htm

The Trial of Saul.
... He "chose him three thousand men, and with a third of them Jonathan, his son,
smote the garrison of the Philistines which was in Geba.". ...
/.../newman/parochial and plain sermons vol viii/sermon iii the trial of.htm

Salzburg Lutherans in Georgia.
... Soll i in diesem Jammertal Noch laenger in Armut leba, So hoff i do, Gott wird mir
dort Ein bessre Wohnung geba.""The cruelly persecuted and banished ...
/.../bente/american lutheranism/salzburg lutherans in georgia.htm

Jonathan's Brave Deed
... Shining, and the other The Thorny. One rock rose up north of Michmash,
and the other south of Geba. So Jonathan said to the young ...
//christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/jonathans brave deed.htm

The Prophet --His Youth and his Call.
... ploughing.(101) It was, too, as Isaiah had predicted, the main path of invasion
from the North,(102) by Ai, Migron, Michmash, the Pass, Geba, Ramah, Gibeah of ...
//christianbookshelf.org/smith/jeremiah/lecture iii the prophethis youth.htm

How Zerah, King of the Ethiopians, was Beaten by Asa; and How Asa ...
... use of the materials that were prepared for building that city, for building in
the same place two strong cities, the one of which was called Geba, and the ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 12 how zerah king.htm

The Doom of the Antichrist
... to Aiath, he is passed to Migron; at Mickmash he hath laid up his carriages: They
are gone over the passage: they have taken up their lodging at Geba; Ramah is ...
//christianbookshelf.org/pink/the antichrist/the doom of the antichrist.htm

The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
... place are given by Stade. *** The Philistine garrison at Geba (Gibeah)
is mentioned in 1 Samuel 13:3, i. The defeat of Eben-ezer ...
/.../chapter iiithe hebrews and the.htm

The Medes and the Second Chaldaean Empire
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8. <. ...
/.../chapter iiithe medes and the.htm

The Holy City; Or, the New Jerusalem:
The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3. <. ...
/.../bunyan/the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/the holy city or the.htm

Thesaurus
Geba (22 Occurrences)
... "From Geba to Beersheba" expressed the whole extent of the kingdom of Judah, just
as "from Dan to Beersheba" described ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. GEBA. ...
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Maareh-geba (1 Occurrence)
Maareh-geba. Maarehgeba, Maareh-geba. Maasai . Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia MAAREH-GEBA. ma'-a-re-ge'-ba, -ga'-ba (ma ...
/m/maareh-geba.htm - 7k

Michmash (10 Occurrences)
... Immediately facing Mukhmas, on the opposite side of the ravine, is the modern
representative of Geba, and behind this again are Ramah and Gibeah. ...
/m/michmash.htm - 14k

Maarehgeba
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia MAAREH-GEBA. ma'-a-re-ge'-ba, -ga'-ba
(ma`areh gebha`; Septuagint: Codex Vaticanus Maraagabe; Codex ...
/m/maarehgeba.htm - 7k

Meadow (8 Occurrences)
... river side. (2.) Hebrews ma'areh (Judges 20:33), pl., "meadows of Gibeah"
(RV, after the LXX., "Maareh-geba"). Some have adopted ...
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Michmas (11 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 13:16 Saul, and Jonathan his son, and the people who were present with
them, abode in Geba of Benjamin: but the Philistines encamped in Michmash. ...
/m/michmas.htm - 10k

Ramah (38 Occurrences)
... The latter frustrated the attempt, and carried off the materials which Bassha had
collected, and with them fortified against him Geba of Benjamin and Mizpah (1 ...
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Jonathan (109 Occurrences)
... Midway between the two camps was a Philistine outpost at Geba, facing Michmash across
the pass of that name, a valley with steep sides, now the Wady Suweinit. ...
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Gibeah (52 Occurrences)
... It occurs, however, in two instances, as a place-name. Under GEBA (which see) we
have seen that Geba, Gibeah, and Gibeon are liable to be confused. ...
/g/gibeah.htm - 30k

621 (2 Occurrences)
... 621 (2 Occurrences). Ezra 2:26 The children of Ramah and Geba, six hundred
twenty-one. ... Nehemiah 7:30 The men of Ramah and Geba, six hundred twenty-one. ...
/num/621.htm - 6k

Concordance
Geba (22 Occurrences)

Joshua 18:24
Chephar Ammoni, Ophni, and Geba; twelve cities with their villages.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 21:17
Out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its suburbs, Geba with its suburbs,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 20:33
All the men of Israel rose up out of their place, and set themselves in array at Baal Tamar: and the ambushers of Israel broke forth out of their place, even out of Maareh Geba.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV)

Judges 20:45
And turning, they went in flight to the rock of Rimmon in the waste land: and on the highways five thousand of them were cut off by the men of Israel, who, pushing on hard after them to Geba, put to death two thousand more.
(BBE)

1 Samuel 13:3
Jonathan struck the garrison of the Philistines that was in Geba: and the Philistines heard of it. Saul blew the trumpet throughout all the land, saying, "Let the Hebrews hear!"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 13:16
Saul, and Jonathan his son, and the people who were present with them, abode in Geba of Benjamin: but the Philistines encamped in Michmash.
(WEB ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV)

1 Samuel 14:2
And Saul was still waiting in the farthest part of Geba, under the fruit-tree in Migron: there were about six hundred men with him;
(BBE)

1 Samuel 14:5
The one crag rose up on the north in front of Michmash, and the other on the south in front of Geba.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 14:16
And the watchmen of Saul, looking out from Geba in the land of Benjamin, saw all the army flowing away and running here and there.
(BBE)

2 Samuel 2:24
But Joab and Abishai went after Abner: and the sun went down when they came to the hill of Ammah, which is to the east of the road through the waste land of Geba.
(BBE)

2 Samuel 5:25
David did so, as Yahweh commanded him, and struck the Philistines from Geba until you come to Gezer.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Kings 15:22
Then king Asa made a proclamation to all Judah; none was exempted: and they carried away the stones of Ramah, and its timber, with which Baasha had built; and king Asa built therewith Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 23:8
He brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba; and he broke down the high places of the gates that were at the entrance of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on a man's left hand at the gate of the city.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 6:60
and out of the tribe of Benjamin, Geba with its suburbs, and Allemeth with its suburbs, and Anathoth with its suburbs. All their cities throughout their families were thirteen cities.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 8:6
These are the sons of Ehud: these are the heads of fathers' houses of the inhabitants of Geba, and they carried them captive to Manahath:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 16:6
Then Asa the king took all Judah; and they carried away the stones of Ramah, and its timber, with which Baasha had built; and he built therewith Geba and Mizpah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezra 2:26
The children of Ramah and Geba, six hundred twenty-one.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 7:30
The men of Ramah and Geba, six hundred twenty-one.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 11:31
The children of Benjamin also lived from Geba onward, at Michmash and Aija, and at Bethel and its towns,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 12:29
also from Beth Gilgal, and out of the fields of Geba and Azmaveth: for the singers had built them villages around Jerusalem.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Isaiah 10:29
They have gone over the pass. They have taken up their lodging at Geba. Ramah trembles. Gibeah of Saul has fled.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Zechariah 14:10
All the land will be made like the Arabah, from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem; and she will be lifted up, and will dwell in her place, from Benjamin's gate to the place of the first gate, to the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananel to the king's winepresses.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Geba

Geba: A City of the Tribe of Benjamin, Assigned to the Sons of Aaron

Related Terms

Maareh-geba (1 Occurrence)

Michmash (10 Occurrences)

Maarehgeba

Meadow (8 Occurrences)

Michmas (11 Occurrences)

Ramah (38 Occurrences)

Jonathan (109 Occurrences)

Gibeah (52 Occurrences)

621 (2 Occurrences)

Twenty-one (7 Occurrences)

Daughter-towns (17 Occurrences)

Micmash (9 Occurrences)

Alemeth (5 Occurrences)

Builded (65 Occurrences)

Territory (140 Occurrences)

Ba'asha (26 Occurrences)

Baasa (26 Occurrences)

Timber (32 Occurrences)

Mountain (298 Occurrences)

Baasha (26 Occurrences)

Therewith (53 Occurrences)

Asa (54 Occurrences)

Rimmon (22 Occurrences)

Suburbs (75 Occurrences)

Gibeon (39 Occurrences)

Gear (3 Occurrences)

Beersheba (33 Occurrences)

Gebal (3 Occurrences)

Villages (106 Occurrences)

Buildeth (73 Occurrences)

Brake (80 Occurrences)

Using (88 Occurrences)

Hamlets (38 Occurrences)

Mizpah (42 Occurrences)

Smiteth (156 Occurrences)

Gezer (14 Occurrences)

Kohathite (18 Occurrences)

Nob (6 Occurrences)

Unwalled (39 Occurrences)

Onward (25 Occurrences)

Outpost (7 Occurrences)

Overnight (6 Occurrences)

Ophni (1 Occurrence)

Liers-in-wait (10 Occurrences)

Grass-lands (42 Occurrences)

Gebim (1 Occurrence)

Gibeath-benjamin (4 Occurrences)

Gazer (2 Occurrences)

Garrison (15 Occurrences)

Gibeath-shaul (3 Occurrences)

Gabbe

Wasteland (19 Occurrences)

Winepresses (5 Occurrences)

Wine-crushing (1 Occurrence)

Wine-presses (4 Occurrences)

Iglaam (2 Occurrences)

Issued (40 Occurrences)

Fruit-tree (4 Occurrences)

Farthest (33 Occurrences)

Flees (19 Occurrences)

Trembles (17 Occurrences)

Thirteen (16 Occurrences)

Trembleth (21 Occurrences)

Rushing (61 Occurrences)

Rushed (24 Occurrences)

Rama (2 Occurrences)

En-rimmon (2 Occurrences)

Exempt (4 Occurrences)

Exempted (1 Occurrence)

Enrimmon (1 Occurrence)

Ehud (12 Occurrences)

Deported (12 Occurrences)

Desecrated (17 Occurrences)

Defileth (12 Occurrences)

Music-makers (18 Occurrences)

Maareh (1 Occurrence)

Manahath (3 Occurrences)

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