Map of Old Testament Israel - Gath
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Gath T. Sheikh el-Areini (T. Gath) (?)
pp. 57, 61, 63, 65, 69, 73, 77 W5
one of the five Philistine cities, Josh. 13. 3;1 Sam. 17. 4; 21. 10; 2 Sam. 1. 20; 2 Kgs. 12. 17; 1 Chr. 18. 1 ; 2 Chr. 11. 8; Amos 6. 2; Mic. 1. 10.
Excavations in progress 1961; identification uncertain
Joshua 13:3 -
From Sihor, which [is] before Egypt, even unto the borders of Ekron northward, [which] is counted to the Canaanite: five lords of the Philistines; the Gazathites, and the Ashdothites, the Eshkalonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avites:
1 Samuel 17:4 - And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height [was] six cubits and a span.
1 Samuel 21:10 - And David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.
2 Samuel 1:20 - Tell [it] not in Gath, publish [it] not in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.
2 Kings 12:17 - Then Hazael king of Syria went up, and fought against Gath, and took it: and Hazael set his face to go up to Jerusalem.
1 Chronicles 18:1 - Now after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines.
2 Chronicles 11:8 - And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,
Amos 6:2 - Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath the great: then go down to Gath of the Philistines: [be they] better than these kingdoms? or their border greater than your border?
Micah 1:10 - Declare ye [it] not at Gath, weep ye not at all: in the house of Aphrah roll thyself in the dust.
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