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An ancient village of Palestine near Jerusalem. In the Bible, its inhabitants were condemned by Joshua to serve as manual laborers for the Israelites.

Gib′e·o·nite′ n.


(Placename) an ancient town of Palestine: the excavated site thought to be its remains lies about 9 kilometres (6 miles) northwest of Jerusalem


(ˈgɪb i ən)

a town in ancient Palestine, NW of Jerusalem. Josh. 9:3.
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This was the plain of which Joshua spoke when he said, "Sun, stand thou still on Gibeon, and thou moon in the valley of Ajalon.
Joshua made the sun stand still upon Gibeon, but you would outdo Joshua.
The Garden of Eden, the sun standing still in Gibeon, is poetry thenceforward to all nations.
Champion jockey Richard Hughes, who will retire on Saturday, registered his first victory of the 2015 Goodwood Festival aboard 11/1 chance Gibeon in the opening Land Rover Handicap.
Gibeon is too consistent for his own good - despite not winning he is 7lb higher than when finishing runner-up (subsequently disqualified and placed third) at the Guineas meeting at Newmarket in early May.
A meteorite fall consisting of at least 51 individual fragments, with a total mass of 15 tons, occurred some time in the distant past near Gibeon, also in Namibia.
Lashbrook Designs, awarded in the Men's Platinum Jewelry category, incorporated Gibeon Meteorite segments and diamonds into their platinum men's band for a truly stunning upgrade to the classic plain band.
It is best known for the greatest miracle of the Hebrew Bible, when Joshua defeated the Amontes at Gibeon.
The project caters currently for about 25 small scale miners from the areas of Gibeon, Rehoboth and Mariental.
My favourite is the 18K Gold Cable Meteorite cufflinks made from natural Muonionalusta and Gibeon meteorite, sourced from Sweden and Namibia, that have the 'Widmanstatten' patterns (shiny etches patterns formed over millions of years from slow cooling) only limited to 50 pairs.
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.
Her first posting as a teacher--after studies in Cape Town--was in Gibeon where she met her husband.