lord of Bezek, a Canaanitish king who, having subdued seventy of the chiefs that were around him, made an attack against the armies of Judah and Simeon, but was defeated and brought as a captive to Jerusalem, where his thumbs and great toes were cut off. He confessed that God had requited him for his like cruelty to the seventy kings whom he had subdued (Judg. 1:4-7; comp. 1 Sam. 15:33).
adonibezek had threescore and ten vassal princes at his feet; if the headman of every village may be so called.
A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) Jacob Bryant
Prosody. noting a verse consisting of a dactyl () followed by a spondee () or trochee (). of or like Adonis. Prosody. an Adonic verse or line. Historical Examples Adonic verse is a pentasyllable with necessary accents on the first and fourth syllables. Legends, Tales and Poems Gustavo Adolfo Becquer adjective (in classical prosody) of […]
adoniram (Adoram, 1 Kings 12:18), the son of Abda, was “over the tribute,” i.e., the levy or forced labour. He was stoned to death by the people of Israel (1 Kings 4:6; 5:14) Historical Examples adoniram and Ann Judson were both delicate, slender, refined-looking people. Pioneers and Founders Charlotte Mary Yonge I felt a drawing […]
adonikam whom the Lord sets up, one of those “which came with Zerubbabel” (Ezra 2:13). His “children,” or retainers, to the number of 666, came up to Jerusalem (8:13). Historical Examples Yet are there those among them who shame not such high descent, and of such shall be the daughter of Isaac the son of […]
Classical Mythology. a youth slain by a wild boar but permitted by Zeus to pass four months every year in the lower world with Persephone, four with Aphrodite, and four wherever he chose. a very handsome young man. Contemporary Examples The latest Adonis cast in the part is 31-year-old model-turned-actor Jamie Dornan. Meet Jamie Dornan: […]