Gilboa (gĭlbōˈə) [key], Arabic Jabal Faqquah, range of hills, eastern spur of the Samarian Hills, located at the southeastern edge of the Esdraelon plain, NE Israel; rising to 1,630 ft (497 m) at Mt. Gilboa. In the Bible, Saul was defeated and severely wounded there by the Philistines and killed himself.
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