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[gib-ee-uh n]
  1. a town in ancient Palestine, NW of Jerusalem. Josh. 9:3.
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Historical Examples of gibeon

  • It stood over him—it stood over the place where he was—Gibeon.

    The Astronomy of the Bible

    E. Walter Maunder

  • There was no slaughter on the road between Gibeon and Beth-horon.

  • One parasang to Gran David, formerly the large city of Gibeon.

  • This victory was so decisive that it was compared with Joshua's at Gibeon.

  • They began by an attack on the city of Gibeon, as a tributary of Israel.

British Dictionary definitions for gibeon


  1. 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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