Jabesh; Jabesh-gilead

Concise Bible Dictionary:

City in Gilead. When the tribe of Benjamin had been punished for its sin, and wives were wanted for the survivors, Jabesh-gilead was smitten because they came not when called, and only the young women were spared (Judg. 21:8,14). The city was afterward saved from the Ammonites by Saul; and when Saul and his sons were killed in battle, the valiant men of the city took up their bodies and buried them (1 Sam. 11:1-11; 1 Sam. 31:11-13; 2 Sam. 2:4-5; 2 Sam. 21:12; 1 Chron. 10:11-12). Identified with ed Deir (on the south of Wady Yabis, in which the name has probably been preserved), 32° 23' N, 35° 40' E.

Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:

see Gilead