city of the Jebusites
19:11 city of the Jebusites. The Jebusites were a Canaanite tribe, and the tribes of Judah and Benjamin had been unable to expel them from Jerusalem (Joshua 15:63; 18:21,28). Unfortunately the Levite thought they would be safer in a city of Benjamin than in Jerusalem. Gibeah was a nearby city belonging to Benjamin.