Adonibezek



adonibezek

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).

Historical Examples

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

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