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Jebusites The

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Jeb'usites, The. (descendants of Jebus). The Jebusites were descended from the third son of Canaan. Genesis 10:16; 1 Chronicles 1:14. The actual people first appear in the invaluable report of the spies. Numbers 13:29. When Jabin organized his rising against Joshua, the Jebusites joined him. Joshua 11:3.

"Jebus, which is Jerusalem," lost its king, in the slaughter of Beth-horon, Joshua 10:1; Joshua 10:5; Joshua 10:26, compare Joshua 12:10, was sacked and burned by the men of Judah, Judges 1:21, and its citadel finally scaled, and occupied by David. 2 Samuel 5:6.

After this, they emerge from the darkness, but once, in the person of Araunah, the Jebusite, "Araunah, the king," who appears before us in true kingly dignity, in his well-known transaction with David. 2 Samuel 24:23; 1 Chronicles 21:24-25.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Jebusites The'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/j/jebusites-the.html. 1901.

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