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Gareb, The Hill Of

GAREB, THE HILL OF

ga'-reb, (garebh):

A hill in the neighborhood of Jerusalem, which was one of the landmarks to which the prophet Jeremiah (31:39) foresaw that the city should extend. The site is unknown. Cheyne (Encyclopedia Biblica) would connect this with the "mountain that lieth before the valley of Hinnom westward" (Joshua 15:8), but this is too far South; it is inconceivable that the prophet could have imagined the city extending so far in this direction; most probably the hill was to the North--the one natural direction for the city's extension--and is now incorporated in the modern suburbs.

E. W. G. Masterman


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'GAREB, THE HILL OF'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.