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Makkedah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Makkedah
Makkedah (מַקֵּדָה‎, maqqedah). A town in Canaan conquered during the southern campaign led by Joshua (Josh 10:28; 10:10, 16–43; 12:16).Makkedah was Canaanite royal city in what would be known later as the Shephelah of Judah (Josh 15:41). Near it was the cave where the five kings of the Amorites hid
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Makkedah (Place)
MAKKEDAH (PLACE) [maqqēdâ]. Amorite royal city in the Shephelah, or lowlands, of S Canaan, which after its conquest by Joshua (Josh 12:16) was incorporated into the tribal territory of Judah within the same district as Lachish (Josh 15:41). Following the defeat of the anti-Gibeonite coalition (Josh
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Makkedah
Makkedah. One of the Shephelah towns conquered during the southern campaign led by Joshua (Jos 10:10–29; 12:16). It belonged to the same district as Lachish (Jos 15:41). Eusebius placed it eight Roman miles east of Eleutheropolis (Beth-guvrin), which would lead to Beit-Maqdum, a Roman-Byzantine ruin
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Makkedah
Makkedah məkēʹdə [Heb. maqqēḏâ; Gk. Makēda] (Josh. 10; 12:16; 15:41). A royal Canaanite enclave in the southern Shephelah that became part of the inheritance of Judah (15:41). Josh. 10 tells the story of Joshua’s victory over five “Amorite” kings. During a battle the kings hid in “the cave” at
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Makkedah
MAKKEDAH One of the Shephelah towns conquered during the southern campaign led by Joshua (Jos 10:10–29; 12:16). It belonged to the same district as Lachish (15:41). Eusebius placed it eight Roman miles east of Eleutheropolis (Beth-guvrin), which would lead to Beit-Maqdum, a Roman-Byzantine ruin beside
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Makkedah
Makkedah (muh-kee´duh), one of sixteen cities in the Shephelah (an area southwest of Jerusalem) assigned to the tribe of Judah (Josh. 15:41). Its precise location is not known. Mentioned alongside Azekah (about twelve miles west of Jerusalem) as the end of Joshua’s rout of the five kings attacking Gibeon,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Makkedah
MAKKEDAH. A Canaanite royal city which lay in the Shephelah of Judah (Josh 15:41) near Azekah (Josh 10:10), c. 20 miles SW of Jerusalem. It is listed by Thutmose III among his captured cities (ANET, p. 243) and probably by Shishak. Joshua captured the city and utterly destroyed its inhabitants, doing
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Makkedah
MAKKEDAH (Heb. maqqēḏâh). A town in the Shephelah captured by Joshua (Jos. 10:28; 12:16); in the district of Lachish (15:41). Adonizedek and his allies hid in a cave nearby after their defeat (10:16ff.). Eusebius (Onom. p. 126) put Makkedah 8 Roman miles from Beit Guvrin; Khirbet el-Kheishum, NE of
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Makkedah
Makkedah (Heb. maqqēḏâ)A city to which Joshua pursued five kings heading the Amorite alliance against Gibeon, and which he subsequently captured, annihilating its population (Josh. 10:16–28). The city was among those assigned to Judah (Josh. 15:41). Biblical Makkedah has been sought at numerous sites,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Makkedah
Makkedah [mə kēˊdə] (Heb. maqqēḏâ). A Canaanite royal city to which Joshua pursued the army of the Amorite alliance after their unsuccessful assault on Gibeon, killing the five kings who had hidden in a nearby cave and annihilating the city’s entire population (Josh. 10:10–28; 12:16). The precise
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Makkedah
MAKKEDAH A Canaanite city-state in the northern part of the Plain (Josh. 15:41), conquered by Joshua (Josh. 10:28). Close to it was the cave in which the corpses of the five Canaanite kings were deposited (Josh. 10:16–29). During the reign of Rehoboam it was conquered by Pharaoh Sheshonq I. Eusebius
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Makkedah
MAKKEDAH A royal city of the Amorites located in southwestern Canaan. The Amorite kings of Jerusalem—Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish, and Eglon—who had formed a southern alliance against the Israelites fled to a cave near the city, but they were caught and put to death (Josh 10:16–27; 12:16). Following the
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