Gitta (τὰ Γίττα), a town of Samaria, mentioned by Justin Martyr (Apol. 2), Eusebius (Hist. Eccles. 1:13), Zonarus (from Justin, 11, page 567), Theodoret (Cornpend. haeret. feb. 1), and by Epiphanius (adv. Haer. page 55) and Athanasius (Hist. Eccles. page 15), as the birthplace of Simon Magus; thought by some to be the GATH SEE GATH (q.v.) of Scripture (Reland, Palest. pages 813, 814), but discovered by Robinson (Researches, 3:144) in the modern Kuryet-Jit, a village rather more than two hours west of Nablus (comp. Schwarz, Palest. page 134).

Another Gitta (Γιτθᾶ) is mentioned by Josephus (War, 1:17, 2) as a fortress at Machaerus (q.v.).

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