Geba (Gee┬┤buh)

A town to the northwest of the Dead Sea given to the Levites from the tribe of Benjamin (Josh 21:17). It guarded the Michmash pass and was the scene of Israelite battles with the Philistines (1Sam 13:3). Geba was later fortified by Asa (1Kgs 15:22) and was repopulated in the postexilic period (after mid-sixth century BCE).

Josh 21:17

17Out of the tribe of Benjamin: Gibeon with its pasture lands, Geba with its pasture lands,

1Sam 13:3

3Jonathan defeated the garrison of the Philistines that was at Geba; and the Philistines heard of it. And Saul blew the trumpet throughout all the land, saying, ... View more

1Kgs 15:22

22Then King Asa made a proclamation to all Judah, none was exempt: they carried away the stones of Ramah and its timber, with which Baasha had been building; wi ... View more

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