Geba (city)

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Geba (/ˈɡbə/;[1] Hebrew: גֶּבַע, Modern: Geva, Tiberian: Géḇaʻ; Greek: Γαβαα; Latin: Gabaa) - the hill, (2 Kings 23:8; Nehemiah 11:31) was a Kohanic and Levitical city located in the geographical territory of the Tribe of Benjamin on the northern border of Judah, adjacent to Ramah in Benjamin north of Gibeah (Isaiah 10:29; Joshua 18:24, 18:28). It has been identified with Jeba', about 5½ miles north of Jerusalem.

During the wars in the time of Saul, Geba was held as a garrison by the Philistines (1 Samuel 13:3), but they were ejected by Jonathan.

During the reigns of Asa, king of Judah and Baasha, king of Israel, Geba was one of two cities that Asa built up from the stones Baasha had used to fortify Ramah (1 Kings 15:22; 2 Chronicles 16:6).

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  1. ^ churchofjesuschrist.org: "Book of Mormon Pronunciation Guide" (retrieved 2012-02-25), IPA-ified from «gē´ba»