Bayt Jibrīn (settlement)


A town between Jerusalem and Gaza


  • Arabic: بيت جبرين = Bayt Jibrīn 1
  • Hebrew: בית גברין = BYT GBRYN 2
  • Latin: Giblin 3
  • Syriac: ܐܠܘܬܪܘܦܠܝܘܣ = ʾLWTRWPLYWS 4

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Event mentioned by Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī. 1 before c. 1225c.1225877 A.H. / 14721995
Events mentioned by Benjamin of Tudela 2 before c.1170c.117313th C1907
Events mentioned by Burchard of Mount Sion 3 c.1280c.128414th C1864
Events mentioned by Michael the Syrian 4 before 11991195-1199?15982009


  • 1Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār Ṣādr, 1995), (1) 103، 519 (2) 42 (4) 320 [Arabic].
  • 2Beit Jibrin: Marcus N. Adler, ed., The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela (London: Frowde, 1907), 42 [Hebrew with English translation].
  • 3Giblin: Burchard of Mount Sion, Descriptio Terrae Sanctae, in J. C. M. Laurent, ed., Peregrinatores Medii Aevi Quatuor (Leipzig: C. P. Melzeri, 1864), III 4, X 19 [Latin].
  • 4Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 165 [Syriac].
    • Éleuthéropolis : J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), I, 319; II, 80, 355 [French].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson, et al., “Bayt Jibrīn” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021,

Additional credit information:

  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; place categorization; abstract; matching and transliteration from Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī’s Muʿjam al-Buldān; Hebrew transliteration from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue; matching from Laurent's Peregrinatores medii aevi quattuor; and categorization, matching, Syriac collection and transliteration from Michael's chronicle
  • Liran Yadgar: categorization, matching, Hebrew collection from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue
  • Margaret Gaida: categorization from Laurent's Peregrinatores medii aevi quattuor
  • Jessica Mutter: categorization, matching from Michael's chronicle
  • McKenzie Cady: categorization from Michael's chronicle
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