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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible [1]

GOB . A place mentioned only in   2 Samuel 21:18 as the scene of an exploit of one of David’s warriors. In the parallel passage   1 Chronicles 20:4 Gob appears as Gezer  ; many texts read it as Nob . The Gr. and Syr. versions have Gath . Nothing is known of Gob as a separate place. The word means ‘cistern.’

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Fausset's Bible Dictionary [2]

("a pit".) The scene of encounter between David's heroes and the Philistines ( 2 Samuel 21:18-19). "Gezer" in  1 Chronicles 20:4. In Septuagint and Syriac "Gath"; compare  2 Samuel 21:20;  1 Chronicles 20:6.

Morrish Bible Dictionary [3]

Place where David had two encounters with the Philistines.  2 Samuel 21:18,19 . By comparing this passage with  1 Chronicles 20:4 it appears that the same place is there called GEZER, q.v.

Holman Bible Dictionary [4]

 2 Samuel 21:18-19 1 Chronicles 20:4 2 Samuel 21:16

Easton's Bible Dictionary [5]

 2 Samuel 21:18,19 1 Chronicles 20:4

King James Dictionary [6]

GOB, n. Heb. a hill, a boss. A little mass or collection a mouthful. A low word.

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [7]

(Heb. id. גֹּב and גּוֹב , a spit; Sept. Γόβ v.r. Γέθ and ῾Ρόμ , Vulg. Gob), the scene of two of David's encounters with the Philistines, in the former of which Sibbechai slew the giant Saph, and in the latter ElbaI nan slew the brother of Goliath ( 2 Samuel 21:18-19). In the parallel passage ( 1 Chronicles 20:4) it is called by its more usual name GEZZER (see Schwarz, Palest. p. 131); and this, as well as the omission of any locality for the second event, is supported by Josephus (Ant. 7:12, 2). On the other hand, some copies of the Sept. and the Syriac have Gath in the first case, a name which in Hebrew much resembles Gob; and this appears to be borne out by the account of a third and subsequent fight, which all agree happened at Gath ( 2 Samuel 21:20;  1 Chronicles 20:6), and which, from the terms of the narrative, seems to have occurred at the same place as the others. The suggestion of Nobwhich Davidson (Hebr. Text. ) reports as in many MSS., and which is also found in the Compl. ed. of the Sept. is not admissible, on account of the situation of that place. (See David).


(See Locust).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [8]

gob ( גּב , גּוב , gōbh ): A place mentioned in   2 Samuel 21:18 f as the scene of two of David's battles with the Philistines. The name appears here only. In the parallel passage,   1 Chronicles 20:4 , it is called Gezer (compare Ant , VII, xii, 2). Certain texts read "Nob" for "Gob," while Syriac and Septuagint read "Gath." The latter is probably correct.