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Bezek of Adoni Bezek
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A city where the tribes of Simeon and Judah defeated the Perizzites and Canaanites under Adoni Bezek (which means “lord of Bezek”; Judg 1:3–7). It may be the same place as Bezqah, about three miles northeast of Gezer. Alternately, it may be the same as the Bezek of 1 Sam 11:8–11), in which case it would be about 13 miles northeast of Shechem.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bezek of Adoni Bezek
Bezek of Adoni Bezek (בֶּזֶק‎, bezeq). A city where the tribes of Simeon and Judah defeated the Perizzites and Canaanites under Adoni Bezek (which means “lord of Bezek”; Judg 1:3–7). It may be the same place as Bezqah, about three miles northeast of Gezer. Alternately, it may be the same as the Bezek
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bezek
1. A town in the territory allotted to Judah. Jdg. 1:4f records its conquest by Judah and Simeon, who captured and mutilated its ruler, Adoni-bezek (vv 6f). It is somewhat doubtfully identified with Khirbet Bezqa, about 3 mi (5 km) NE of Gezer.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bezek
Bezek (bee´zik).1 A Canaanite city belonging to the Perizzites, ruled by Adoni-bezek, and conquered by the tribes of Judah and Simeon shortly after Joshua’s death (Judg. 1:1–7). It is usually located in north-central Canaan (see 2 below), but that site is in the territory of Manasseh. Since the tribes
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bezek
Bezek (Heb. bezeq)1. The town where the tribes of Judah and Simeon defeated Adoni-bezek and his army (Judg. 1:1–7). Its location is unknown. Most scholars equate this city with the Bezek NE of Shechem (2 below), but others would place it somewhere S of Shechem, probably closer to Jerusalem2. A town
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Adoni Bezek
A-doʹni-Beʹzek [the lord of Bezek], a petty tyrant living not far from Jerusalem at the time of the entrance of the Israelites into Canaan. In his conquests of neighboring chiefs he had mutilated seventy of them by cutting off their thumbs and great toes, thus disqualifying them for future warfare. He
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BEZEK
BEZEK bee´zik [בֶּזֶךbezekh]. 1. Saul mustered his troops at Bezek before his successful defense of JABESH-GILEAD from the Ammonites led by NAHASH (1 Sam 11:8). This Bezek is often identified with Khirbet Ibzek, north of Shechem.2. In Judg 1:4–5, Bezek refers to a place and (1:5–7) to a person, ADONI-BEZEK
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