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        (hill city), one of the four , cities of the Hivites, the inhabitants of which made a league with Joshua, Jos 9:3-15 and thus escaped the fate of Jericho and Ai. Comp. ch. Jos 11:19 Gibeon lay within the territory of Benjamin, ch. Jos 18:25 and with its "suburbs" was allotted to the priests, ch. Jos 21:17 of whom it became afterwards a principal station. It retains its ancient name almost intact, el-Jib. Its distance from Jerusalem by the main road is about 6 1/2 miles; but there is a more direct road reducing it to five miles.

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Smith, William, Dr "Meaning and Definition for 'gibeon' in Smiths Bible Dictionary". - Smith's; 1901.

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