Gob (Heb. id. גֹּב and גּוֹב, a spit; Sept. Γόβ v.r. Γέθ and ῾Ρόμ, Vulg. Gob), the scene of two of David's encounters with the Philistines, in the former of which Sibbechai slew the giant Saph, and in the latter ElbaI nan slew the brother of Goliath (2Sa 21:18-19). In the parallel passage (1Ch 20:4) it is called by its more usual name GEZZER (see Schwarz, Palest. p. 131); and this, as well as the omission of any locality for the second event, is supported by Josephus (Ant. 7:12, 2). On the other hand, some copies of the Sept. and the Syriac have Gath in the first case, a name which in Hebrew much resembles Gob; and this appears to be borne out by the account of a third and subsequent fight, which all agree happened at Gath (2Sa 21:20; 1Ch 20:6), and which, from the terms of the narrative, seems to have occurred at the same place as the others. The suggestion of Nobwhich Davidson (Hebr. Text.) reports as in many MSS., and which is also found in the Compl. ed. of the Sept. is not admissible, on account of the situation of that place. SEE DAVID.

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