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Gibeon and the Gibeonites in the Old Testament

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The site of ancient Gibeon, presumably meaning 'little hill', is now universally located at the Arab village of el-Jib, about 9 km north by northwest of Jerusalem. The Gibeonites first make their appearance in Joshua 9, which recounts their ruse and subsequent treaty with the Israelites. The Gibeonites' condemnation to menial cultic service most naturally arose in the time of Solomon, when the Jerusalem Temple was built and the Canaanites were subjected to slave labour. According to Chronicles the tabernacle had been at Gibeon prior to being taken up to the Jerusalem Temple.

Keywords: Gibeon; Gibeonites; Israelites; Jerusalem temple; Joshua; Testament



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