Gaash

GAASH (gā'ăsh, Heb. ga‘ash, quaking). A hill near Mount Ephraim. On its north side was Timnath Serah, the city given to Joshua (Josh.19.49-Josh.19.50), where he was buried (Judg.2.9). The “ravines of Gaash” were Hiddai’s native place (2Sam.23.30).


GAASH gā’ ăsh (גָּֽעַשׁ, shake, quake). A name used to identify a mountain and a wadi of the same vicinity. The mountain locates the burial site of Joshua, in the hill country of Ephraim (Josh 24:30; Judg 2:9). The wadi is referred to as the area from which Hiddai (Hurai), one of David’s mighty men, came (2 Sam 23:30; 1 Chron 11:32). Probable location is about twenty m. SW of Shechem.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

First mentioned in connection with the burial place of Joshua "in the border of his inheritance in Timnath-serah, which is in the hill-country of Ephraim, on the north (side) of the mountain of Gaash" (Jos 24:30; compare Jud 2:9); see Timnath-heres. The "brooks," or rather the wadies or "watercourses" of Gaash are mentioned as the native place of Hiddai (2Sa 23:30), or Hurai (1Ch 11:32), one of David’s heroes. No likely identification has been suggested.

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