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.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Giloh". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".