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  1. one of the inhabitants of Gibeon, who were condemned by Joshua to be hewers of wood and drawers of water for the Israelites. Josh. 9.
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Origin of Gibeonite

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Historical Examples

  • With such rollicking fun, did Franklin, beguile his Gibeonite tasks.

    Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2)

    Wiliam Cabell Bruce

  • In one of these libels, Bent declared that he would not surrender his rights to a "Gibeonite of tyranny."

  • Beeroth (wells), now el Bireh, 10 miles north, was one of the Gibeonite cities which made peace with Israel.

  • "A lying tongue is but for a moment;" and the Gibeonite fraud lived just three days.

British Dictionary definitions for gibeonite


  1. Old Testament one of the inhabitants of the town of Gibeon, who were compelled by Joshua to serve the Hebrews (Joshua 9)
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