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Debir (king)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Debir
Debir, King of Eglon (דְּבִיר‎, devir). 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.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Debir (Person)
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
Debir (Person)
Debir (Person). One of the kings of Eglon who became an ally of Adoni-zedek, the king of Jerusalem. Debir was executed by Joshua (Jos 10:22–27).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Debir
Debir də-bērʹ [Heb. deḇîr, deḇir—‘oracle’); King of Eglon, one of the five Amorite kings whose confederation against Israel was overcome and who were killed by Joshua (Josh. 10:3).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Debir (Person)
DEBIR (Person) One of the kings of Eglon who became an ally of Adoni-zedek, the king of Jerusalem. Debir was executed by Joshua (Jos 10:22–27).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Debir
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
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
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
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
Debir (Person)
DEBIR [dēˊbər] (Heb. deḇîr) (PERSON). The king of Eglon who accepted Adonizedek’s invitation to join him and other kings of the area in their united pursuit of Israel (whose aim was to conquer the southern part of Palestine; Josh. 10:3).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Debir
De´bir, king of Eglon; one of the five kings hanged by Joshua. Josh. 10:3, 23. (b.c. 1445.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Debir
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,
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