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Adoni-Bezek
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Adoni-Bezek
Adoni-Bezek (אֲדֹנִי־בֶזֶק‎, adoni-vezeq). King of Bezek, a Canaanite city-state in southern Palestine. He was defeated by the clans of Judah and Simeon (Judg 1:5–7).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Adoni-Bezek (Person)
ADONI-BEZEK (PERSON) [Heb ʾădōnı̂ bezeq (אֲדֹנִי בֶּזֶק)]. The name of a Canaanite king reportedly defeated by the tribe of Judah in battle near Bezek (Judg 1:4–7). Wright (1946: 105–14) argued that this king was identical with Adoni-Zedek of Jerusalem (who was defeated and killed by Joshua, [Joshua
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Adonibezek
Adonibezek. Title of the Canaanite king of Bezek, a city in northern Palestine. Soon after Joshua’s death, the tribes of Judah and Simeon defeated Adonibezek and amputated his thumbs and big toes. Adonibezek himself had treated many captured kings that way, so he regarded his fate as divine retribution
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Adonibezek
Adonibezek ə-dō-nī-beʹzek [Heb. aḏōnîḇezeq—‘lord of Bezek’]. The chief of a town, Bezek, in southern Palestine, whom the tribes of Judah and Simeon overthrew. Adonibezek fled when his men were defeated, but was captured, and was punished in kind for his cruelty in cutting off the thumbs and
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Adoni-Bezek
ADONI-BEZEK Title of the Canaanite king of Bezek, a city in northern Palestine. Soon after Joshua’s death, the tribes of Judah and Simeon defeated Adoni-bezek and amputated his thumbs and big toes. Adoni-bezek himself had treated many captured kings that way, so he regarded his fate as divine retribution
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Adoni-Bezek
ADONI-BEZEK. A petty king of the Canaanite town of Bezek, he had unmercifully amputated the thumbs and great toes of 70 other “kings.” (This incapacitated them for ancient warfare; they could neither handle weapons nor pursue an enemy.) When Bezek fell before the fierce warriors of Judah and Simeon,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Adoni-Bezek
ADONI-BEZEK (Heb. ’aḏōnî-ḇezeq, ‘lord of Bezek’). Judah and Simeon, preparatory to conquering their own territory, combined to defeat 10,000 Canaanites at Bezek, probably modern Khirbet Ibziq, 21 km NE of Shechem (Jdg. 1:4–7). Their king, Adoni-bezek, not to be equated with *Adoni-zedek (Jos. 10:1–27),
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Adoni-Bezek
Adoni-Bezek (Heb. ʾăḏōnɩ̂-ḇezeq)The king of Bezek, a town in southern Palestine. He was defeated by the forces of Judah, who severely mutilated him because of the cruel treatment he himself had inflicted on 70 other kings (Judg. 1:4–7). His own troops returned him to Jerusalem, where he died. Some
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Adoni-Bezek
Adoni-Bezek [ə dōˊnī bēˊzək] (Heb. ˒aḏōnîḇezek “lord of Bezek”). The king of Bezek, a town in southern Palestine. He was defeated by the forces of Judah, who severely mutilated him because of the cruel treatment he himself had inflicted on seventy other kings (Judg. 1:5–7). His own troops returned
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Adonibezek
ADONIBEZEK The Canaanite king of Bezek who was defeated and mutilated by the tribe of Judah. Adonibezek had his thumbs and toes cut off because he had mutilated seventy other kings. He was then taken to Jerusalem, where he died (Judg 1:5–7). Some scholars think that Adonibezek may be the same as Adonizedek,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Adoni-Bezek
Adon´i-Be´zek (lord of Bezek), king of Bezek, a city of the Canaanites. [Bezek.] This chieftain was vanquished by the tribe of Judah, Judg. 1:3–7, who cut off his thumbs and great toes, and brought him prisoner to Jerusalem, where he died. He confessed that he had inflicted the same cruelty upon 70 petty
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Adoni-Bezek
ADO´NI-BE´ZEK (a-dōʹnī-beʹzek; “lord of Bezek”). King or lord of Bezek, a city of the Canaanites. He had subdued seventy of the petty kings around him and, after having cut off their thumbs and great toes, compelled them to gather their food under his table. At the head of the Canaanites and Perizzites
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