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Eglon (king)
A king of Moab during the period of the Judges.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eglon, King of Moab
Eglon, King of Moab (עֶגְלוֹן‎, eglon), King of Moab. Referenced in Judges 3:12–30. He was assassinated by Ehud ben-Gera.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eglon (Person)
EGLON (PERSON) [Heb ʿeglôn (עֶגְלֹון)]. The obese king of Moab who, allied with the Ammonites and Amalekites, subjugated Israel for eighteen years during the period of the judges until he suffered an ignominious assassination at the hands of EHUD, son of Gera, the Benjaminite “savior” (môšı̂ʿa; Judg
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eglon (Person)
Eglon (Person). Moabite king who captured Jericho and held it for 18 years, exacting a tribute from Israel. Ehud, an Israelite judge pretending to bring tribute, killed Eglon (Jgs 3:12–30).See Moab, Moabite.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Eglon
Eglon egʹlon [Heb. ʿeg̱lôn—‘circle’]. A king of Moab in the period of the judges who, in alliance with Ammon and Amalek, overcame Israel and made Jericho his capital. He was presumably driven across the Jordan by the turmoil in his own kingdom, which at that time was probably being used as a battle
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eglon (Person)
EGLON (Person) Moabite king who captured Jericho and held it for 18 years, exacting a tribute from Israel. Ehud, an Israelite judge pretending to bring tribute, killed Eglon (Jgs 3:12–30). See Moab, Moabites.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eglon
EGLON1. The King of Moab, who was noted for his obesity. In league with the Ammonites and Amalekites, he subdued Israel as a divine punishment for their sins (Jdg 3:12–14), occupying the city of palms, Jericho. Subject to him for 18 years, the Israelites paid tribute. After Ehud, the second deliverer
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eglon
EGLON (Heb. ‘eglôn). 1. A city near Lachish, in the S confederacy against Joshua; eventually occupied by Judah (Jos. 10:3; 15:39). W. F. Albright’s identification with Tell el-Hesi (BASOR 17, 1925, p. 7) has been widely accepted (J. Simons, GTT, p. 147; LOB, p. 199) and is not inconsistent with the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eglon
Eglon (Heb. ʿeg̱lôn) (PERSON)King of Moab whom Ehud assassinated to liberate Israel from Moabite rule (Judg. 3:12–30). “Eglon” appears to be a play on words for “fat” and “calf” and may have been chosen to fit with the puns which characterize the narrative. The ease with which Moabites in general might
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Eglon (Person)
EGLON [ĕgˊlŏn] (Heb. ˓eg̱lôn “young bull”) (PERSON).† A Moabite king who together with the Ammonites and the Amalekites defeated Israel, captured Jericho, and oppressed the Hebrews for eighteen years (Judg. 3:12–14). Eglon was murdered by Ehud, Israel’s second judge, who had come to deliver Israel’s
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Eglon
EGLON1. The king of the Moabites who was assassinated by Ehud (Judg 3:12–22) after persecuting the Israelites for eighteen years. His name is derived apparently from a play on the words for “fat” and “calf” to refer to his obesity. He allied himself with the Ammonites and Amalekites, as a means of conquering
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Eglon
Eg´lon (calf-like).1. A king of the Moabites, Judges 3:12ff., who, aided by the Ammonites and the Amalekites, crossed the Jordan and took “the city of palm trees.” (b.c. 1359.) Here, according to Josephus, he built himself a palace, and continued for eighteen years to oppress the children of Israel,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Eglon
EG´LON (egʹlon; “calflike”).1. A Moabite king. When Israel once again forsook the Lord, the Lord strengthened Eglon against them. The king allied himself with the Ammonites and the Amalekites, invaded the land, and took “the city of the palm trees” (Judg. 3:13), i.e., Jericho (c. 1300 b.c.). Sixty years
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