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The Amorite king of Eglon during the Israelites’ conquest of Canaan (Josh 10:3–5). Debir was part of the alliance of five kings led by Adoni-Zedek of Jerusalem. Joshua defeated, captured, executed, and hanged these kings.
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DEBIR (PERSON) [Heb dĕbı̂r (דְּבִיר)]. The Amorite king of Eglon at the time of Joshua who joined the coalition of 5 kings led by Adoni-Zedek of Jerusalem (Josh 10:3). After being defeated by Joshua at Gibeon, the kings of this coalition fled to the cave of Makkedah (Josh 10:1–27), where they were captured
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Debir (dee´buhr; Heb., possibly “back part”).1 A king of Eglon who joined the Amorite confederation trying to stop Joshua (Josh. 10:3).2 Part of the northern border of Judah (Josh. 15:7), probably Thoghret ed-Debr, “pass of Debir,” ten miles east of Jerusalem and about eight miles southwest of Jericho.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
DEBIR. A name given to a king and to three cities in Canaan. The word may mean “innermost room of a shrine,” then, “sacred city,” and ultimately may have been substituted for an older name, just as Zion (“citadel”) became synonymous with Jerusalem.1. A king of Eglon according to the Heb. MT (Josh 10:3).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
DEBIR. (Heb. debîr). 1. A city on the S side of the Judaean hills, held by Anakim before the Israelite invasion, then by Kenizzites (Jos. 10:38; 11:21; 15:15= Jdg. 1:11). A levitical town (Jos. 21:15). In Jos. 15:49 it is equated with Kiriath-sanna; since the Achsah story recalls Kiriath-sepher as the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Debir (Heb. dĕḇɩ̂r) (PERSON)King of the Amorite/Canaanite city of Eglon. He was a member of the coalition of southern Canaanite kings who led by King Adonizedek of Jerusalem attacked Gibeon after it entered into a treaty relationship with Joshua and Israel (Josh. 10:3, 5). After their initial defeat
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
DE´BIR (deʹbîr), or Kiriath-sepher.1. A king of Eglon, one of the five Amorite kings whom Joshua defeated and hanged (Josh. 10:3, 5, 16, 26).2. A highland city of Judah about a dozen miles SW of Hebron, or about the same distance SE of Lachish. It was conquered by Joshua (Josh. 10:38–40). Later reoccupied,