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Jabin (king of Hazor)
King of Hazor, who led an alliance against Joshua.
Dictionaries
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 International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jabin
Jabin jāʹbin [Heb. yāḇîn—‘one who is intelligent,’ ‘discerning’ (?)]. The word may have been a hereditary royal title among the northern Canaanites (cf. the familiar usage of Heb. parʿôh meleḵ-miṣrayim).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jabin
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jabin
JABIN The king of Hazor who headed a coalition that was defeated by Joshua and Israel (Josh 11:1–14). Jabin was responsible for organizing other kings of northern Canaan in an alliance. In the struggle, Jabin was killed, and Hazor was burned to the ground. A second Jabin was a king of Canaan, in Hazor,
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Jabin
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
Jabin
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
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Jabin
JABIN (Jāʹ bĭn) Personal name meaning “he understands.” 1. Leader of northern coalition of kings who attacked Joshua at the water of Merom and met their death (Josh. 11:1–11). The king of Hazor who controlled the Israelites when they turned away from God at Ehud’s death (Judg. 4:1–2). The biblical
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Jabin
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 Joshua
Jabin the Enemy of JoshuaSoon after the Hebrews led by Joshua came out of the wilderness and entered Canaan, they began a series of stunning victories. As soon as King Jabin of Hazor heard the news, he organized a coalition of city-states north and west of the Sea of Galilee and moved against Joshua
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
JABIN
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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