Gibeonites


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Gibeonites

consigned to servitude in retribution for trickery. [O.T.: Joshua 9:22–27]

Gibeonites

obtained treaty with Joshua under false pretenses. [O.T.: Joshua 9:3–15]
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The fictitious painting depicts David avenging the Gibeonites.
A choir of priests came on stage and brought into memory the cruelties that Saul had committed against the Gibeonites.
Hivai, a Gibeonite who once successfully foretold the future, now appears to have lost his prophetic skill.
What Hareven undoubtedly noticed about these transformations is that they seem to undermine or blur the boundaries articulated by the Deuteronomic code: the stories of Rahab and the Gibeonites argue for flexibility in the determination of Israel's internal boundaries.
So if the Book of Joshua may be read as Israel's evolving confrontation with difference, it is interesting that one of the key retellings in Hareven's narrative concerns the bnei Yisrael's encounter with the Gibeonites, no doubt because it reverses certain aspects of the conventional scheme I just outlined.
She was the concubine of Saul, and it is two of her sons who are killed by the Gibeonites.
David asks God why the famine is happening but then asks the Gibeonites, not God, what to do about it.
When David killed seven of Saul's descendants to appease the Gibeonites, he spared Mephibosheth because of this oath: The king spared Mephibosheth son of Jonathan son of Saul, because of the oath before the Lord between the two, between David and Jonathan son of Saul (II Sam.
According to Yahweh, Saul's people had done wrong by a massacre of the Gibeonites, whom Israel had sworn to spare.
So David summoned the Gibeonites and began negotiations.
More impressively, a nation that persistently complained throughout Moses' 40 years of leadership grumbled only once in the Book of Joshua--to the elders (and not to Joshua) after they mistakenly struck a treaty with the Gibeonites (9:18).
He turned over two sons and five grandsons of King Saul to the Gibeonites, to hang then in vengeance for their grievances against Saul (II Samuel 21).