GIBEONITES gĭb’ ĭ ən īts (גִּבְעֹנִ֗י). The inhabitants of the city of Gibeon.
The gentilic form Gibeon is used many times less than the name of the city itself. In fact, six of its eight occurrences are in
Two other men in the OT were called Gibeonites: Ishmaiah, “a mighty man among the thirty and a leader over the thirty” (
The Gibeonites were some of the most ancient occupants of Canaan in view of the fact that they made peace with Joshua after he began conquering other Canaanite cities (
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
gib’-e-un-its. Inhabitants of GIBEON (which see).