The Battle of Gibeah also known as the Benjamite Civil War. The battle was fought between the marshal forces of the Tribe of Benjamin, defending the city of Gibeah and the rest of the nation of Israel shortly after the conquest period. After the inhabitants of Gibeah mirrored the actions of Sodom- denying hospitality and committing mob rape against a Levite's concubine- Israel decided to destroy the city, being supported by God. Instead of allowing Israel to eliminate the city without further bloodshed, the Tribe of Benjamin decided to defend Gibeah. As a result of the several day campaign, the Tribe of Benjamin was nearly eradicated through inflicting heavy losses on Israelite soldiers.