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giloh

giloh in the Bible

exile, a city in the south-west part of the hill-country of Judah (Josh. 15:51). It was the native place or residence of the traitor Ahithophel "the Gilonite" (Josh. 15:51; 2 Sam. 15:12), and where he committed suicide (17:23). It has been identified with Kurbet Jala, about 7 miles north of Hebron.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • Absalom also sent for Ahithophel, David's adviser, from the city of giloh, while he was offering the sacrifices.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman

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