Gibeon is the place from whence the Gibeonites came, who deceived Joshua, ( Joshua 9:3-6 ) . Jerom says F16, in his time there was a village shown of this name, four miles from Bethel to the east, near Ramah, next mentioned;
which Jerom relates F17 was six miles from Aelia or Jerusalem to the north, against Bethel. Rauwolff, a traveller in those parts, says F18, that the town of Rama is situated on an ascent, in plain fields, which extend themselves for two leagues to the hill of the city of Jerusalem; these fields are very fruitful and well tilled, and sown with corn, cotton, and Indian millet; the town is pretty large, but very open, like unto a village, very pitifully built, where one may still see here and there some signs of old buildings;
F16 De loc. Heb. fol. 92. A.
F17 Ibid. fol. 94. B.
F18 Travels, par. 3. c. 1. p. 215. Ed. Ray.
F19 Vid. Reland. Palestin. Illustrat. tom. 2. p. 618.