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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jebus, Jebusi, Jebusite
Jebus, Jebusi, Jebusite. Walled city, lying on the boundary between Judah and Benjamin, conquered by David; thereafter it was known as the “city of David,” or ancient Jerusalem. Its occupants were Jebusites (kjv Jebusi, Jos 18:16). They were one of the several clans or tribes collectively known as Canaanites
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
JEBUS, JEBUSITE Walled city, lying on the boundary between Judah and Benjamin, conquered by David; thereafter, it was known as the “city of David,” or ancient Jerusalem. Its occupants were Jebusites (Jos 18:16). They were one of the several clans or tribes collectively known as Canaanites (Gn 10:15–16).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jebus (jee´buhs), a village in central Canaan. The Jebusites were children of Canaan (Gen. 10:16). Jebus is not mentioned in ancient Near Eastern texts outside the Bible and the origin of the city remains obscure. Nevertheless, it is clear from the references to the Jebusites that they were a powerful
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JEBUS, JEBUSITES. Jebus refers in the OT to a name for pre-Davidic Jerusalem (Josh 15:8; 18:28; Jdg 19:10; 1 Chr 11:4), derived from the clan name of its inhabitants who occupied the site during most of the 2nd mil. b.c. (although “Jebusite” is used also of their descendants in later times; cf. (1 Kgs
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jebus [jĕˊ bôôs, jēˊbəs] (Heb. yebû̱s).† A Canaanite town, seized by David as the site for his capital and renamed Jerusalem (Josh. 18:28; Judg. 19:10; 1 Chr. 11:4; cf. 2 Sam. 5:6). The name may derive from a clan which constituted the city’s pre-Israelite inhabitants, reckoned among the descendants
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
JEBUS; JEBUSITES One of the peoples that inhabited Jerusalem in ancient times. According to Genesis (10:16) the Jebusites were part of Canaan. They dwelt in Jerusalem and named their city Jebus (Judg. 19:10–11). During the conquest of Canaan Joshua was unable to take the city and the surrounding land
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
JE´BUS (jeʹbus). The name of Jerusalem under Jebusite control (Judg. 19:10; also “Jebusi,” KJV, Josh. 18:16, 28). Jebusite Jerusalem, which David captured (2 Sam. 5:8; 1 Chron. 11:4–5), has been shown by archaeological excavation to have been the SE hill, and to have been fortified by stout walls, which