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ID: 6002210
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/6002210

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Gath (lost settlement)  Gath (lost settlement)

Note: It was a royal city of the ancient Philistines. In the Bible, the birthplace of Goliath and a refuge for David, also as the city of the Anakim. The location is unknown, although Tel Zafit and Ramla have been proposed as possible sites.

Names:
Gath (preferred,C,V)
Gath of the Philistines (C,V)
Gat (C,V)
Geth (C,V)
גַּת‎ (C,V,Hebrew ,U)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Israel (nation)  ........  Israel (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Gath (lost settlement)  ............  Gath (lost settlement) (P)

Place Types:
lost settlement (preferred, C)
city (H)
Philistine (H)

Related geographic places:
possibly identified as ....  Ramla .......... (inhabited place)
........................................  (World, Asia, Israel, HaMerkaz) [7001366]
possibly identified as ....  Tel Ẕafit .......... (deserted settlement)
........................................  (World, Asia, Israel, HaDarom) [7593992]

Sources and Contributors:
גַּת‎..........  [VP]
..............  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Gat..........  [VP]
...........  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Gath..........  [VP Preferred]
...........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 324
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 143-144
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 430
Gath of the Philistines..........  [VP]
.........................................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Geth..........  [VP]
...........  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 324
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 143-144
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 430
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)

 

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