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Jabesh, or Jabesh-gilead

Jabesh means “dry.” A chief city of Gilead, east of the Jordan, connected with several important events of Israelite history (Judg. 21:8–14; 1 Sam. 11; 31:11–13; 2 Sam. 2:4–5; 21:12; 15:10–14). It was the men of Jabesh-gilead who took Saul’s body down from the walls of Beth-shan and buried it under an oak tree in Jabesh-gilead (1 Chr. 10:11–12).