GIBEON, a town in Palestine whose inhabitants wrested a truce from Joshua by a trick (Josh.
War broke out between the two parties at Gibeon a few miles north of Jerusalem.
v.), it is probable that Beeroth and Gibeon (2 Sam.
sqq.); even Solomon visited the sanctuary at Gibeon, and Absalom vowed his vow unto Yahweh at Hebron.
GIBEONITES, the inhabitants of Gibeon, an Amorite or Hivite stronghold, the modern El-Jib, 5 m.