[ gib-ee-uhn ]
/ ˈgɪb i ən /
a town in ancient Palestine, northwest of Jerusalem. Joshua 9:3.
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Origin of Gibeon
Ultimately from Hebrew Gibhĕʿōn, of uncertain meaning
Words nearby Gibeon
Gibbs free energy
, Gibbs function
, Gibbs phase rule
, GI Bill
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use Gibeon in a sentence
This opinion is, I think, confirmed by the account given of the defeat of the kings that were confederated against Gibeon.
Adoni-zedec lost no time; he sought and obtained the aid of four neighbouring kings and marched upon Gibeon.
The news would brook no delay; the kings would turn south immediately; but for all their haste they never reached Gibeon.
Joshua pursued the Amorites to Makkedah, twenty-seven miles from Gibeon by the route taken.
British Dictionary definitions for Gibeon
an ancient town of Palestine: the excavated site thought to be its remains lies about 9 kilometres (6 miles) northwest of Jerusalem
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