city of woods

-Also called BAALAH, one of the four cities of the Gibeonites -Inhabitants of, who were not struck down, on account of the covenant made by the Israelites with the Gibeonites, but put under servitude Jos 9:17; with 9:3-27 -In the territory allotted to Judah Jos 15:9,60; 18:14 -The Philistines bring the ark of the covenant […]

City of jaars; i.e., of woods or forests, a Gibeonite town (Josh. 9:17) on the border of Benjamin, to which tribe it was assigned (18:15, 28). The ark was brought to this place (1 Sam. 7:1, 2) from Beth-shemesh and put in charge of Abinadab, a Levite. Here it remained till it was removed by […]