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Gibeon

(gĭb`ēən), ancient town, 5 mi (8 km) NNW of Jerusalem. The Book of Joshua relates that its inhabitants established a treaty with the invading Israelites, resulting in their servitude to Israel. According to legend, the sun stood still in Gibeon while Israel battled the AmoritesAmorites
, a people of Canaan. There is evidence of them in Babylonia, where in the 19th cent. B.C. they established under their patronage the first dynasty at Babylon. The most powerful king of this dynasty, Hammurabi, put an end (18th cent. B.C.
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. Modern excavations there have discovered a water system, perhaps referred to in Second Samuel and Jeremiah. See GibbarGibbar
, in the Book of Ezra, family that returned with Zerubbabel. In a similar list in the Book of Nehemiah, Gibeon appears instead; therefore, Gibbar may stand for Gibeon, and the children of Gibbar are then Gibeonites.
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Bibliography

See studies by J. B. Pritchard (1962, 1964) and J. Blenkinsopp (1972).

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Gibeon

an ancient town of Palestine: the excavated site thought to be its remains lies about 9 kilometres (6 miles) northwest of Jerusalem
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It is best known for the greatest miracle of the Hebrew Bible, when Joshua defeated the Amontes at Gibeon. Joshua asked God to stop the sun and the moon, and God complied (10:13-14).
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Grapes were a natural agricultural fit for ancient Israel, given the land's climate, and wine production grew into a well-developed industry In the town of Gibeon, about 4.5 miles north of Jerusalem, archaeologists in the 1950s and 1960s discovered underground wine-making facilities dating to the pre-Babylonian period, including clay jugs inscribed in ancient Hebrew with the names of vineyard owners and towns to which the wine was to be delivered.