Jabesh-gilead


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Jabesh-gilead

(jā`bĕsh-gĭl`ēăd), in the Bible, city of Gilead. After the affair at Gibeah, wives were provided for the Benjamites by sacking Jabesh. Later, Saul saved Jabesh, and at his death the grateful city buried him.
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Reading "and it was about a month" at the beginning of chapter 11 places the account of Nahash the Ammonite's siege of jabesh-gilead firmly in the earliest days of Saul's kingship.
The insertion given in 4QSam (a) gives additional background information for the account of the Ammonite campaign against Jabesh-gilead.
We can glimpse this from the actions of the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead, who later risked their lives to give Saul a decent burial after the Philistines put his remains on display (I Sam.
When David heard about her actions, he eventually buried not just these bodies but also the bodies of Saul and Jonathan, which had been left hanging by the Philistines after they killed them, and which later had been stolen by the inhabitants of Jabesh-Gilead.
When the men of Jabesh-Gilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul, they went and took Saul's corpse and his sons' corpses from the wall of Beth-shan.
The Philistines do in fact desecrate the corpses of Saul and his sons, yet in the end he receives final honors from the men of Jabesh-Gilead (31:11-13).