exile, a city in the south-west part of the hill-country of Judah ( Joshua 15:51 ). It was the native place or residence of the traitor Ahithophel "the Gilonite" ( Joshua 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.
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(exile ), a town in the mountainous part of Judah, named in the first group with Debir and Eshtemoh, ( Joshua 16:51 ) it was the native place of the famous Ahithophel. ( 2 Samuel 15:12 )
A town in the hill country of Judah mentioned along with Jattir, Socoh, Debir, Eshtemoa, etc. (Joshua 15:51). Ahithophel came from here (2 Samuel 15:12) and is called the Gilonite (2 Samuel 23:34). Driver infers from this last that the original form was Gilon, not Giloh. Probably the ruins Kb. Jala, in the hills 3 miles Northwest of Hulhul, mark the site (PEF, III, 313, Sh XXI).
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