a hill or hill-town, "of Benjamin" (1 Sam. 13:15), better known as "Gibeah of Saul" (11:4; Isa. 10:29). It was here that the terrible outrage was committed on the Levite's concubine which led to the almost utter extirpation of the tribe of Benjamin (Judg. 19; 20), only six hundred men surviving after a succession of disastrous battles. This was the birthplace of Saul, and continued to be his residence after he became king (1 Sam. 10:26; 11:4; 15:34). It was reckoned among the ancient sanctuaries of Palestine (10:26; 15:34; 23:19; 26:1; 2 Sam. 21:6-10), and hence it is called "Gibeah of God" (1 Sam. 10:5, R.V. marg.). It has been identified with the modern Tell el-Ful (i.e., "hill of the bean"), about 3 miles north of Jerusalem.
gibeah (Tuleil el Ful), "hill of beans," lies on the east of the road, 2½ miles from the city.
He therefore repaired with the remnant of his troops to gibeah.
These seven men were put to death accordingly, and their bodies exposed in the hill near gibeah.
Seen from the watch-tower at gibeah, the affair was shrouded in mystery.
Other references to the ancient history are the story of gibeah and the Valley of Achor.
The second part opens with David as a guest in the palace at gibeah.
David's first years at the court of Saul in gibeah do not appear to have produced any psalms which still survive.
His mother's name also was Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of gibeah.
While David was here, Saul, encamped in military state at gibeah, delivered an extraordinary speech to the men of his own tribe.
When Saul went home to gibeah, "there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched."