A Biblical name, Eglon refers to either: For other uses, see Bible (disambiguation). ...
A Canaanite city, whose king Debir joined a confederacy against Gibeon when that city made peace with Israel. The five kings involved were slain and Eglon was later conquered and its inhabitants condemned to destruction. It was thereafter included in the territory of the Tribe of Judah. It is believed to be identical with Tell el-Hesi, about 11 km west of Lachish. The ancient name is preserved at the ruins of Khirbet Ajlan, a few km distant.
The king of Moab who suppressed Israel in the time of the Judges. He was the head of the confederacy of Moab, Ammon and Amalek in their assault. He was a very fat person. When Ehud came presenting the customary tribute, he tricked Eglon and stabbed him with his sword. Traditionally it is said that some form of feces or waste issued from Eglon's stomach wound in this incident. His servents, believing he was relieving himself, left him be. Rabbis in the Talmudic tradition claimed that Ruth was Eglon's daughter. According to this tradition, Eglon was rewarded for rising out of respect when Ehud mentioned the Israelite God by having King David as a descendant. This can also be seen as an attempt to provide a royal lineage to David. There is, however, no basis in the actual verses for such an assertion. The Talmud also describes Eglon as the grandson of Balak. (b. Sanhedrin 105a)
Categories: Moab | Tanakh people | Tanakh places | Canaan Canaanite can describe anything pertaining to Canaan: in particular, its languages and inhabitants. ... A Biblical name, Debir may refer to: The most inner and sacred part of Solomons Temple, most commonly known as Sanctum Santorum. A Canaanite king of Eglon, slain by Joshua. ... The city of Gibeon in Canaan (about 6 miles north of the center of Jerusalem in the West Bank) was one of the four cities of the Hivites, which did not easily fall to the Hebrews. ... The Tribe of Judah (Hebrew: ×Ö°××Ö¼×Ö¸×, Praise; Standard Hebrew YÉhuda, Tiberian Hebrew YÉhÃ»á¸Äh) is one of the Hebrew tribes, founded by Judah, son of Jacob. ... Tell el-Hesi is an archaeological site in Israel. ... Lachish was a town located in the Shephelah, or maritime plain of Palestine (Joshua 10:3, 5; 12:11). ... Moab (××Ö¹×Ö¸×, Standard Hebrew MoÊ¾av, Tiberian Hebrew MÃ´Ê¾Äá¸ Greek ÎÏÎ¬Î²; Assyrian Muaba, Maba, Maab; Egyptian Muab) is the historical name for a mountainous strip of land in modern-day Jordan running along the eastern shore of the Dead Sea. ... Ammon or Ammonites (×¢Ö·×Ö¼×Ö¹× People, Standard Hebrew Ê»Ammon, Tiberian Hebrew Ê»AmmÃ´n), also referred to in the Bible as the children of Ammon, were a people living east of the Jordan river, who along with the Moabites traced their origin to Lot, the nephew of the patriarch Abraham, and who were... According to the Book of Genesis and 1 Chronicles, Amalek (×¢Ö²×Ö¸×Öµ×§; Standard Hebrew , Tiberian Hebrew ) was the son of Eliphaz and the grandson of Esau (Gen. ... Ehud Ben Gera (×Öµ××Ö¼× Union, Standard Hebrew Ehud, Tiberian Hebrew Ê¼ÄhÃ»á¸), in the biblical Book of Judges (3:12-4:1) was the judge who fought against the Moabites, which were ruled by King Eglon. ... The first page of the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Berachot, folio 2a The Talmud (×ª××××) is a record of rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, customs and history. ... The name Ruth can refer to: The Book of Ruth, one of the books of the Hebrew Bible. ...
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