A town on the east of the River Jordan. Saul came to the rescue of its people (1 Sam. 11) when they were threatened by the Ammonites; their gratitude was later expressed when they removed the dead bodies of Saul and his three sons from desecration by the Philistines (1 Sam. 31:12). David praised the heroes of Jabesh-Gilead for this, at the same time pointing out that the kingship had now been assumed by himself (2 Sam. 2:4–7).

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