Definitions of Gibbethon

  1. a height, a city of the Philistines in the territory of Dan, given to the Kohathites ( Joshua 19:44 ; 21:23 ). Nadab the king of Israel, while besieging it, was slain under its walls by Baasha, one of his own officers ( 1 Kings 15:27 ). It was in the possession of the Philistines after the secession of the ten tribes ( 2 Chronicles 11:13 2 Chronicles 11:14 ).
  2. ( a hill ), a town allotted to the tribe of Dan, ( Joshua 19:44 ) and afterwards given with its " suburbs" to the Kohathite Levites. ch. ( Joshua 21:23 )
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