Places Study on Jabesh-gilead

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Jabesh-gilead
(jay' behssh-gihl' ih uhd) Place name meaning, “dry, rugged” or “dry place of Gilead.” City whose residents, with the exception of four hundred virgins, were put to death by an army of Israelites (Judges 21:8-12 ). The four hundred women who were spared became wives for the Benjaminites. While certainty is elusive, the area in which Jabesh-gilead probably was located is east of the Jordan River about twenty miles south of the Sea of Galilee. The story illustrates the drastic steps taken to preserve the unity of the twelve tribes of Israel. Jabesh-gilead figured prominently in the history of Saul. His rescue of the people of Jabesh-gilead from Nahash the Ammonite marked the effective beginning of the Israelite monarchy (1 Samuel 11:1-11 ). Later, the men of Jabesh-gilead demonstrated the high regard in which they held Saul by retrieving the bodies of the slain king and his sons from the walls of Beth-shan (1 Samuel 31:11-13 ). David expressed thanks for the brave deed (2 Samuel 2:4-7 ), and eventually removed Saul's bones from Jabesh-gilead (2 Samuel 21:12 ).



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jabesh, Jabesh-gilead
JABESH, JABESH-GILEAD . A city which first appears in the story of the restoration of the Benjamites ( Judges 21:1-25 ). Probably it bad not fully recovered from this blow when it was almost forced to submit to the disgraceful terms of Nahash the Ammonite ( 1 Samuel 11:1-15 ). In gratitude for Saul’s relief of the city, the Inhabitants rescued his body from maltreatment by the Philistines ( 1 Samuel 31:11-13 ) an act which earned them the commendation of David ( 2 Samuel 2:4 ).

According to the Onomasticon , the site Isaiah 6 Roman miles from Pella. The name seems to be preserved in Yabis , a wady tributary to the Jordan, which runs down at the south part of trans-Jordanic Manasseh. The site itself, however, is not yet identified with certainty.

R. A. S. Macalister.

The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Jabesh-gilead
A city beyond Jordan, in the half tribe of Manasseh. (1 Samuel 11:1)

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Jabesh-gilead
A town on the east of Jordan, on the top of one of the green hills of Gilead, within the limits of the half tribe of Manasseh, and in full view of Beth-shan. It is first mentioned in connection with the vengeance taken on its inhabitants because they had refused to come up to Mizpeh to take part with Israel against the tribe of Benjamin (Judges 21:8-14 ). After the battles at Gibeah, that tribe was almost extinguished, only six hundred men remaining. An expedition went against Jabesh-Gilead, the whole of whose inhabitants were put to the sword, except four hundred maidens, whom they brought as prisoners and sent to "proclaim peace" to the Benjamites who had fled to the crag Rimmon. These captives were given to them as wives, that the tribe might be saved from extinction (Judges 21 ). This city was afterwards taken by Nahash, king of the Ammonites, but was delivered by Saul, the newly-elected king of Israel. In gratitude for this deliverance, forty years after this, the men of Jabesh-Gilead took down the bodies of Saul and of his three sons from the walls of Beth-shan, and after burning them, buried the bones under a tree near the city (1 Samuel 31:11-13 ). David thanked them for this act of piety (2 Samuel 2:4-6 ), and afterwards transferred the remains to the royal sepulchre (21:14). It is identified with the ruins of ed-Deir, about 6 miles south of Pella, on the north of the Wady Yabis.



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Jabesh - ” A shortened form of Jabesh-gilead (1 Samuel 11:1 ; 1 Samuel 31:1 ; 2Kings 15:10,2 Kings 15:13 ). See Jabesh-gilead
Jabesh-Gilead - While certainty is elusive, the area in which Jabesh-gilead probably was located is east of the Jordan River about twenty miles south of the Sea of Galilee. Jabesh-gilead figured prominently in the history of Saul. His rescue of the people of Jabesh-gilead from Nahash the Ammonite marked the effective beginning of the Israelite monarchy (1 Samuel 11:1-11 ). Later, the men of Jabesh-gilead demonstrated the high regard in which they held Saul by retrieving the bodies of the slain king and his sons from the walls of Beth-shan (1 Samuel 31:11-13 ). David expressed thanks for the brave deed (2 Samuel 2:4-7 ), and eventually removed Saul's bones from Jabesh-gilead (2 Samuel 21:12 )
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Bezek - In Bezek Saul numbered the Israelites to rally an army against Nahash the Ammonite and deliver Jabesh-gilead (1 Samuel 11:8 ). Bezek was located at khirbet Ibziq, twelve miles northeast of Shechem and thirteen miles from Jabesh-gilead, six miles north of Tirzah, though the Judges' site may be a distinctive city
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For Jabesh-gilead (1 Samuel 11:3,9,10 )
Jabesh - A city in the half-tribe of Manasseh east of the Jordan generally called Jabesh-gilead because situated within the territory commonly called Gilead. It was sacked by the Israelites for refusing to aid in chastising the Benjamites, Judges 21:8-10 ... At a later day, it was besieged by the Ammonites, and relieved by Saul; in gratitude for which service the men of Jabesh-gilead rescued the dead bodies of Saul and his sons from the insults of the Philistines, 1 Samuel 11:1-15 31:11-13 2 Samuel 2:5
Bezek - Here Saul reviewed his forces before going to raise the siege of Jabesh-gilead, 1 Samuel 11:8
Jabesh - or Jabesh-gilead, the name of a city in the half tribe of Manasseh, east of Jordan
Ezbon -
be'Zek - (Judges 1:3 ) ... Where Saul numbered the forces of Israel and Judah before going to the relief of Jabesh-gilead
Bezek -
Nahash - Ammonite king who encamped against Jabesh-gilead, and who tauntingly agreed to make its inhabitants tributary on condition that he should thrust out the right eye of each for a reproach on all Israel. Josephus relates that Nahash had successfully oppressed the tribes on the east of the Jordan, which gave him self-confidence in making his terms to Jabesh-gilead; and says that Nahash was slain
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Nahash - He offered to Jabesh-gilead a treaty on condition that the citizens should submit to the loss of their right eyes
Tamarisk - Abraham planted a tamarisk at Beer-sheba (Genesis 21:33 ), and Saul was buried beneath one at Jabesh-gilead (1 Samuel 31:13 )
Jabesh-Gilead - An expedition went against Jabesh-gilead, the whole of whose inhabitants were put to the sword, except four hundred maidens, whom they brought as prisoners and sent to "proclaim peace" to the Benjamites who had fled to the crag Rimmon. In gratitude for this deliverance, forty years after this, the men of Jabesh-gilead took down the bodies of Saul and of his three sons from the walls of Beth-shan, and after burning them, buried the bones under a tree near the city (1 Samuel 31:11-13 )
Nahash - Ammonite ruler whose assault of Jabesh-gilead set the stage for Saul's consolidation of power as king (1 Samuel 11:1-11 )
Jabesh, Jabeshgilead - When the tribe of Benjamin had been punished for its sin, and wives were wanted for the survivors, Jabesh-gilead was smitten because they came not when called, and only the young women were spared
ja'Besh - (2 Kings 15:10,13,14 ) ... Jabesh-gilead, or Jabesh in the territory of Gilead
Canaan - Many Christians stop at Jabesh-gilead and never cross over Jordan to the land of grapes, figs, olives and victory
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Jabesh, Jabesh-Gilead - JABESH, Jabesh-gilead
na'Hash -
King of the Ammonites who dictated to the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead that cruel alternative of the loss of their right eyes or slavery which roused the swift wrath of Saul, and caused the destruction of the Ammonite force
Jabesh - Jabesh and Jabesh-gilead (jâ'besh-gĭl'e-ad), dry Gilead
Nahash - A king of Ammon, who demanded the surrender of the men of Jabesh-gilead, with the loss of the right eye of each ( 1 Samuel 11:1 f
Nahash - The inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead having been exposed to great danger from Nahash, sent messengers to Gibeah to inform Saul of their extremity
Saul - Despite some people's skepticism (1 Samuel 10:27 ), he proved himself an able leader by delivering the city of Jabesh-gilead and was acclaimed king at Gilgal (1 Samuel 11:1-15 ). Saul's body was beheaded and hung on the walls of Beth-shan, from whence it was rescued and buried by the grateful inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead (1 Samuel 31:8-13 )
Jonathan - He was first buried at Jabesh-gilead, but his remains were afterwards removed with those of his father to Zelah, in Benjamin (2 Samuel 21:12-14 )
Jon'Athan, - ) his ashes were buried first at Jabesh-gilead, ch
Gilead - ... Chief towns of Gilead that feature in the Old Testament story are Jabesh-gilead (Judges 21:8-12; 1 Samuel 11:1; 1 Samuel 31:8-13), Mahanaim (Genesis 32:1-2; Joshua 21:38; 2 Samuel 2:29; 2 Samuel 17:24), Ramoth-gilead (Joshua 21:38; 1 Kings 22:3-4; 2 Kings 8:28; 2 Kings 9:1-3), Succoth (Genesis 33:17; Joshua 13:27; Judges 8:4-16) and Penuel (Genesis 32:31; Judges 8:4-17; 1 Kings 12:25)
Beth-Shean - Some valiant men from Jabesh-gilead rescued the bodies from this sacrilege and disposed of them in Jabesh (1 Samuel 31:1 )
King, - The immediate occasion of the substitution of a regal form of government for that of judges seems to have been the siege of Jabesh-gilead by Nahash king of the Ammonites
Saul - He remained quietly at home till Nahash’s cruel demand that the men of Jabesh-gilead should surrender to him, and each one lose the right eye, roused him. When the army was mustered he marched to Jabesh-gilead and administered a crushing defeat to Nahash, after which his grateful countrymen made him king at Gilgal (ch. The following day the Philistines severed the heads of Saul and his sons, and exposed the bodies on the walls of Beth-shan, whence the grateful Jabesh-gileadites brought them away by night (chs
Ammon, Ammonites, Children of Ammon - In the early days of Saul's reign they besieged Jabesh-gilead, and would only make peace on the condition that the right eyes of the inhabitants should be thrust out, in order that it might be a reproach on Israel; but Saul hastened to their aid, and routed the Ammonites
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Abner -
Samuel, First Book of - On Nahash the Ammonite declaring that he would make a covenant with the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead only on the condition of thrusting out all their right eyes, to "lay it for a reproach upon all Israel," Saul was stirred to action by the Spirit of God, and the Ammonites were slain. The bodies of Saul and of his sons were hanged up on the wall of Beth-shan, but were rescued during the night by men of Jabesh-gilead, burnt, and the bones buried under a tree
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War - When Saul, at the beginning of his reign, was reformed of the cruel proposal that the Ammonites had made to the men of the city of Jabesh-gilead, he cut in pieces the oxen belonging to his plough, and sent them through the country, saying, "Whosoever cometh not forth after Saul and Samuel, to the relief of Jabesh-gilead, so shall it be done unto his oxen," 1 Samuel 11:7
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Saul - The men of Jabesh-gilead afterwards removed the bodies from this position; and having burnt the flesh, they buried the bodies under a tree at Jabesh
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Excommunication (2) - Judges 21:11, where the men of Jabesh-gilead themselves fall under the ban of extermination for not coming up to Mizpeh along with their brethren)
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Judea - There were Galaadites, or Gileadites, in 32 20' north latitude, now Zarca, east from Jordan, and north from the Jabbok; containing the cities of Ramoth-Gilead, Mahanaim, Jabesh-gilead, at the foot of Mount Gilead
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