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Lexicon :: Strong's H1661 - gaṯ

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Part of Speech
proper locative noun
Root Word (Etymology)
The same as גַּת (H1660)
Strong’s Definitions

גַּת Gath, gath; the same as H1660; Gath, a Philistine city:—Gath.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 33x

The KJV translates Strong's H1661 in the following manner: Gath (33x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 33x
The KJV translates Strong's H1661 in the following manner: Gath (33x).
  1. Gath = "winepress"

    1. one of the five royal or chief cities of the Philistines and the native city of Goliath

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גַּת Gath, gath; the same as H1660; Gath, a Philistine city:—Gath.
STRONGS H1661: Abbreviations
† II. גַּת proper name, of a location (wine-press) — Philistine city Greek Version of the LXX Γεθ, Vulgate Geth, JosAnt. vi. 12, 2 etc., Γιττα (ed. Niese), exact site unknown (see GASmGeog. 194 ff.), named with Gaza and Ashdod Joshua 11:22 as home of remaining `Anakim; named with Ashdod, Gaza, Ashkelon and `Ekron 1 Samuel 6:17; with Ashkelon 1 Samuel 1:20; with Ashkelon, Yabne and Ashdod 2 Chronicles 26:6; מֵעֶקְרוֺן וְעַדגַּֿת 1 Samuel 7:14, compare 1 Samuel 17:52b and also 1 Samuel 17:52a (read גַּת for גַּיְא Greek Version of the LXX We Dr); called פְּלִשְׁתִּים גַּת Amos 6:2; built up by Rehoboam, according to 2 Chronicles 11:8; taken by Hazael 2 Kings 12:18; also 1 Samuel 5:8; 1 Samuel 17:4, 23 (of Goliath), compare 2 Samuel 21:20, 22 = 1 Chronicles 20:6, 8; 1 Samuel 21:11; 1 Samuel 21:13; 1 Samuel 27:2, 3, 4, 11; 2 Samuel 15:18; 1 Kings 2:39 (twice in verse); 1 Kings 2:40, 41; Psalm 56:1; Micah 1:10, 14; 1 Chronicles 7:21; 1 Chronicles 8:13, also 1 Chronicles 18:1 (but || מֶתֶג אַמָּה 2 Samuel 8:1; on change of this into reading in Chronicles see We); with ה locative, גַּ֫תָּה 1 Kings 2:40.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs



1 Samuel

1:20; 5:8; 6:17; 7:14; 17:4; 17:23; 17:52; 17:52; 21:11; 21:13; 27:2; 27:3; 27:4; 27:11

2 Samuel

8:1; 15:18; 21:20; 21:22

1 Kings

2:39; 2:40; 2:40; 2:41

2 Kings


1 Chronicles

7:21; 8:13; 18:1; 20:6; 20:8

2 Chronicles

11:8; 26:6






1:10; 1:14

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1661 matches the Hebrew גַּת (gaṯ),
which occurs 33 times in 31 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:22 - There were no Anakim left in the land of the sons of Israel; only in Gaza, Gath H1661, and Ashdod some remained.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:8 - So they sent word and gathered all the governors of the Philistines to them, and said, “What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel?” And they said, “Have the ark of the God of Israel [fn]brought to Gath H1661.” So they took the ark of the God of Israel away.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:17 -

Now these are the gold tumors which the Philistines returned as a guilt offering to the LORD: one for Ashdod, one for Gaza, one for Ashkelon, one for Gath H1661, and one for Ekron;

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:14 - The cities which the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored to Israel, from Ekron even to Gath H1661; and Israel [fn]recovered their territory from the hand of the Philistines. So there was peace between Israel and the Amorites.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:4 - Then a champion came forward from the army encampment of the Philistines, named Goliath, from Gath H1661. His height was [fn]six cubits and a [fn]span.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:23 - As he was speaking with them, behold, the champion, the Philistine from Gath H1661 named Goliath, was coming up from the army of the Philistines, and he spoke these same words; and David heard him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:52 - Then the men of Israel and Judah rose up and shouted, and they pursued the Philistines [fn]as far as the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And the Philistine dead [fn]lay along the way to Shaaraim, even to Gath H1661 and Ekron.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:10 -

Then David set out and fled that day from Saul, and went to Achish king of Gath H1661.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:12 -

David took these words [fn]to heart and greatly feared Achish king of Gath H1661.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:2 - So David set out and went over, he and the six hundred men who were with him, to Achish the son of Maoch, king of Gath H1661.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:3 - And David lived with Achish in Gath H1661, he and his men, each with his own household—David with his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the Carmelitess, Nabal’s [fn]widow.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:4 - Now it was reported to Saul that David had fled to Gath H1661, so he no longer searched for him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 27:11 - And David did not leave a man or a woman alive to bring to Gath H1661, saying, “Otherwise they will tell about us, saying, ‘This is what David has done, and this has been his practice all the time that he has lived in the country of the Philistines.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:20 -

“Tell it not in Gath H1661,

Proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon,

Or the daughters of the Philistines will rejoice,

The daughters of the uncircumcised will celebrate.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:18 - Now all of his servants passed by beside him, and all the Cherethites, all the Pelethites, and all the Gittites, six hundred men who had come [fn]with him from Gath H1661, passed by before the king.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:20 - And there was war at Gath H1661 again, where there was a man of great stature who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number; and he also had been born to the [fn]giant.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:22 - These four were born to the [fn]giant at Gath H1661, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:39 -

But it came about at the end of three years, that two of Shimei’s servants ran away to Achish son of Maacah, king of Gath H1661. And others told Shimei, saying, “Behold, your servants are in Gath H1661.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:40 - Then Shimei got up and saddled his donkey, and went to Gath H1661 to Achish, to search for his servants. And Shimei went and brought his servants from Gath H1661.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:41 - And it was reported to Solomon that Shimei had gone from Jerusalem to Gath H1661, and had returned.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 12:17 -

Then Hazael the king of Aram went up and fought against Gath H1661 and captured it, and Hazael [fn]was intent on going up against Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:21 - Zabad his son, Shuthelah his son, and Ezer and Elead, whom the men of Gath H1661 who were born in the land killed, because they came down to take their livestock.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 8:13 - and Beriah and Shema, who were heads of fathers’ households of the inhabitants of Aijalon, who put the inhabitants of Gath H1661 to flight;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:1 -

Now after this it came about that David [fn]defeated the Philistines and subdued them and took Gath H1661 and its towns from the hand of the Philistines.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 20:6 - Again there was war at Gath H1661, where there was a man of great stature who had twenty-four fingers and toes, six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot; and he also was descended from the giants.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 20:8 - These were descended from the giants in Gath H1661, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:8 - Gath H1661, Mareshah, Ziph,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:6 -

Now he went out and fought against the Philistines, and broke down the wall of Gath H1661, the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod; and he built cities in the area of Ashdod and among the Philistines.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:1 -

For the music director; according to [fn]Jonath elem rehokim. A [fn]Mikhtam of David, [fn]when the Philistines seized him in Gath.

Be gracious to me, God, for a man has [fn]trampled upon me;

[fn]Fighting all day long he oppresses me.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 6:2 -

Go over to Calneh and look,

And go from there to Hamath the great,

Then go down to Gath H1661 of the Philistines.

Are [fn]they better than these kingdoms,

Or is their territory greater than yours?

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 1:10 -

Do not tell it in Gath H1661,

Do not weep at all.

At [fn]Beth-le-aphrah roll yourself in the dust in mourning.

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