Then Samuel went to Ramah
His native place, and where was his usual residence:
and Saul went up to his house to Gibeah of Saul;
which was also his birth place, and where was his father's house, and where he had his palace, and kept his court; and took its name from him, to distinguish it from another Gibeah; and so Josephus F23 says it was called Gabathsaoule, and was about thirty furlongs or four miles from Jerusalem.
F23 De Bello Jud. l. 5. c. 2. sect. 1.