Joshua 21:17
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King James Version
And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with her suburbs, Geba with her suburbs,

Darby Bible Translation
and out of the tribe of Benjamin: Gibeon and its suburbs, Geba and its suburbs,

World English Bible
Out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with its suburbs, Geba with its suburbs,

Young's Literal Translation
And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon and its suburbs, Geba and its suburbs,

Joshua 21:17 Parallel
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King James Translators' Notes

Geba: also called, Gaba

Geneva Study Bible

And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with her {f} suburbs, Geba with her suburbs,

(f) The suburbs were a thousand cubits from the wall of the cities round about, Nu 35:4.Joshua 21:17 Parallel Commentaries

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The Mountainous Country of Judea.
"What is the mountainous country of Judea? It is the king's mountain." However Judea, here and there, doth swell out much with mountains, yet its chief swelling appears in that broad back of mountains, that runs from the utmost southern cost as far as Hebron, and almost as Jerusalem itself. Which the Holy Scripture called "The hill-country of Judah," Joshua 21:11; Luke 1:39. Unless I am very much mistaken,--the maps of Adricomus, Tirinius, and others, ought to be corrected, which have feigned to
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Divers Matters.
I. Beth-cerem, Nehemiah 3:14. "The stones, as well of the altar, as of the ascent to the altar, were from the valley of Beth-cerem, which they digged out beneath the barren land. And thence they are wont to bring whole stones, upon which the working iron came not." The fathers of the traditions, treating concerning the blood of women's terms, reckon up five colours of it; among which that, "which is like the water of the earth, out of the valley of Beth-cerem."--Where the Gloss writes thus, "Beth-cerem
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Nob. Bahurim.
That Nob was placed in the land of Benjamin, not far from Jerusalem, whence Jerusalem also might be seen,--the words of the Chaldee paraphrast, upon Isaiah 10:32, do argue. For so he speaks; "Sennacherib came and stood in Nob, a city of the priests, before the walls of Jerusalem; and said to his army, 'Is not this the city of Jerusalem, against which I have raised my whole army, and have subdued all the provinces of it? Is it not small and weak in comparison of all the fortifications of the Gentiles,
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
Joshua 9:3
And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done unto Jericho and to Ai,

Joshua 18:24
And Chepharhaammonai, and Ophni, and Gaba; twelve cities with their villages:

Joshua 18:25
Gibeon, and Ramah, and Beeroth,

Joshua 21:18
Anathoth with her suburbs, and Almon with her suburbs; four cities.

1 Kings 15:22
Then king Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah; none was exempted: and they took away the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha had builded; and king Asa built with them Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah.

2 Kings 23:8
And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beersheba, and brake down the high places of the gates that were in the entering in of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on a man's left hand at the gate of the city.

Isaiah 10:29
They are gone over the passage: they have taken up their lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid; Gibeah of Saul is fled.

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