discerner; the wise. (1.) A king of Hazor, at the time of the entrance of Israel into Canaan (Josh. 11:1-14), whose overthrow and that of the northern chief with whom he had entered into a confederacy against Joshua was the crowning act in the conquest of the land (11:21-23; comp. 14:6-15). This great battle, fought at Lake Merom, was the last of Joshua’s battles of which we have any record. Here for the first time the Israelites encountered the iron chariots and horses of the Canaanites. (2.) Another king of Hazor, called “the king of Canaan,” who overpowered the Israelites of the north one hundred and sixty years after Joshua’s death, and for twenty years held them in painful subjection. The whole population were paralyzed with fear, and gave way to hopeless despondency (Judg. 5:6-11), till Deborah and Barak aroused the national spirit, and gathering together ten thousand men, gained a great and decisive victory over Jabin in the plain of Esdraelon (Judg. 4:10-16; comp. Ps. 83:9). This was the first great victory Israel had gained since the days of Joshua. They never needed to fight another battle with the Canaanites (Judg. 5:31).
[Arabic jah-bir] /Arabic ˈdʒɑ bɪr/ noun 1. .
[jab-uh-roo, jab-uh-roo] /ˈdʒæb əˌru, ˌdʒæb əˈru/ noun 1. a large stork, Jabiru mycteria, of the warmer regions of the New World. /ˈdʒæbɪˌruː/ noun 1. a large white tropical American stork, Jabiru mycteria, with a dark naked head and a dark bill 2. Also called black-necked stork, policeman bird. a large Australian stork, Xenorhyncus asiaticus, having […]
built by God. (1.) A town in the north boundary of Judah (Josh. 15:11), called afterwards by the Greeks Jamnia, the modern Yebna, 11 miles south of Jaffa. After the fall of Jerusalem (A.D. 70), it became one of the most populous cities of Judea, and the seat of a celebrated school. (2.) A town […]
building, (2 Chr. 26:6), identical with Jabneel (Josh. 15:11).