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Inhabitants of the promised land before and during the conquest; named for the city of Jebus, which became Jerusalem.
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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 New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
JEBUSITE. The ethnic name of a people dwelling in the hills (Nu. 13:29; Jos. 11:3) round about Jerusalem (Jos. 15:8; 18:16). Descended from the third son of Canaan (Gn. 10:16; 1 Ch. 1:14), they are, however, listed as a distinct, but minority, group of people living alongside such peoples as Amorites
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
JEBUSITES A people who occupied part of Palestine before the Israelites conquered Canaan (Gen 15:21; Exod 3:8, 23:23, 34:11; Deut 7:1). They are listed in the Table of Nations as descendants of Canaan (Gen 10:16). The Jebusites lived in the hill country of Canaan (Num 13:29; Josh 11:3). The phrase “shoulder
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jeb´usites (descendants of Jebus), The, were descended from the third son of Canaan. Gen. 10:16; 1 Chron. 1:14. The actual people first appear in the invaluable report of the spies. Num. 13:29. When Jabin organized his rising against Joshua, the Jebusites joined him. Josh. 11:3. “Jebus, which is Jerusalem,”
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Jebusites—the name of the original inhabitants of Jebus, mentioned frequently among the seven nations doomed to destruction (Gen. 10:16; 15:21; Ex. 3:8, 17; 13:5, etc.). At the time of the arrival of the Israelites in Palestine they were ruled by Adonizedek (Josh. 10:1, 23). They were defeated by Joshua,
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
JEBUSITES [JEBB you sites] — the name of the original inhabitants of the city of Jebus, their name for ancient Jerusalem (Judg. 19:10–11; 1 Chr. 11:4–6). When the Israelites invaded Palestine under the leadership of Joshua, the Jebusites were ruled by Adoni-Zedek (Josh. 10:1, 3), one of five Amorite
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JEBUS; JEBUSI; JEBUSITE
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Jeb′usites (3 syl.), in Dryden’s satire of Absalom and Achitophel, stands for the Roman Catholics; so called because England was Roman Catholic before the Reformation, and Jerusalem was called Jebus before the time of David. In this poem, the Jebusites are the Catholics, and the Levites the dissenting
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Jebusites.—A Chanaanite nation which long withstood the Israelites. The stronghold of the Jebusites was Jebus on Mount Zion, a part of the site of Jerusalem, of which they were dispossessed by David.