Jabin (king of Canaan)
King of Canaan, during the period of the Judges.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jabin (Person)
JABIN (PERSON) [Heb yābı̂n (יָבִין‎)]. 1. The King of Hazor who, along with his allies fought Joshua and Israel (Josh 11:1–14). That Jabin held a position of preeminence is made clear by the initiative that he had taken to summon the kings and groups of people in N Canaan when the region was under threat.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jabin (jay´bin).1 The Canaanite king of Hazor (ca. 1100 bce), who led a coalition of Canaanite petty princes against the Israelites. He was defeated at the waters of Merom and apparently executed (Josh. 11:10).2 The “king of Canaan who reigned in Hazor” (Judg. 4:2) whose army commander Sisera was defeated
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jabin (Heb. yāḇɩ̂n)1. The Canaanite king of Hazor (Josh. 11:1), leader of a coalition of kings who opposed Joshua in his so-called “northern campaign” at the battle of Merom. Joshua captured and destroyed the city of Hazor and put its king (not named) to death.2. The king of Hazor to whom God delivered
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Jabin [Jay-bin](Hebrew origin: Understands)(Joshua 11:1). 12th century b.c. Jabin, king of Hazor, the most powerful Canaanite city kingdom, organized a confederation of armies to fight against the Israelites, led by Joshua.The battle took place by the waters of Meron and resulted in a complete defeat
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Jaʹbin [discerner], the name of two kings.1. A king of the Canaanitish city of Hazor, one of the most powerful of all the princes who reigned in Canaan at the time of the Conquest (Josh. 11:1–14). He organized a confederacy of the northern princes against the Israelites, but the allied forces were surprised
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Jabin [-bin] (יבין, “Perceiver”) (1) a king of Hazor, killed by Joshua (Josh. 11:1) (2) a king of Hazor, defeated by Deborah and Barak; probably not the same as (1), but a descendant in the same dynasty (Judg. 4:2)
Jabin the Enemy of Barak
Jabin the Enemy of BarakJabin is identified as a king of Canaan, but he was unquestionably only the king of Hazor, a Canaanite city-state (Judg. 4:2).Because of the disobedience of the Israelites, God gave them into the hand of Jabin. His commander was Sisera, and he commanded, among other parts of
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
JABIN jay´bin [יָבִיןyavin]. Means “he is intelligent.” 1. Canaanite king of Hazor who rallied other local kings against the conquering Israelites (Josh 11:1–5).2. Canaanite king of Hazor (evidently descended from the earlier king) whose general, SISERA, warred against the Israelites led by the judge
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