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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a hill or hill-town, "of Benjamin" (1 Sam. 13:15), better known
    as "Gibeah of Saul" (11:4; Isa. 10:29). It was here that the
    terrible outrage was committed on the Levite's concubine which
    led to the almost utter extirpation of the tribe of Benjamin
    (Judg. 19; 20), only six hundred men surviving after a
    succession of disastrous battles. This was the birthplace of
    Saul, and continued to be his residence after he became king (1
    Sam. 10:26; 11:4; 15:34). It was reckoned among the ancient
    sanctuaries of Palestine (10:26; 15:34; 23:19; 26:1; 2 Sam.
    21:6-10), and hence it is called "Gibeah of God" (1 Sam. 10:5,
    R.V. marg.). It has been identified with the modern Tell el-Ful
    (i.e., "hill of the bean"), about 3 miles north of Jerusalem.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Gibeah, a hill