Easton's Bible DictionaryLord of justice or righteousness, was king in Jerusalem at the time when the Israelites invaded Palestine (Joshua 10:1, 3). He formed a confederacy with the other Canaanitish kings against the Israelites, but was utterly routed by Joshua when he was engaged in besieging the Gibeonites. The history of this victory and of the treatment of the five confederated kings is recorded in Joshua 10:1-27. (Comp. Deuteronomy 21:23). Among the Tell Amarna tablets (see EGYPT) are some very interesting letters from Adoni-zedec to the King of Egypt. These illustrate in a very remarkable manner the history recorded in Joshua 10, and indeed throw light on the wars of conquest generally, so that they may be read as a kind of commentary on the book of Joshua. Here the conquering career of the Abiri (i.e., Hebrews) is graphically described: "Behold, I say that the land of the king my lord is ruined", "The wars are mighty against me", "The Hebrew chiefs plunder all the king's lands", "Behold, I the chief of the Amorites am breaking to pieces." Then he implores the king of Egypt to send soldiers to help him, directing that the army should come by sea to Ascalon or Gaza, and thence march to Wru-sa-lim (Jerusalem) by the valley of Elah.
Strong's Hebrew139. Adoni-tsedeq -- "Lord of righteousness," king of Jer.
... NASB Word Usage Adoni-zedek (2). Adonizedec. From 'adown and tsedeq; lord of justice;
Adoni-Tsedek, a Canaanitish king -- Adonizedec. see HEBREW 'adown. ...
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ThesaurusAdonizedec (2 Occurrences)
... of Elah. Multi-Version Concordance Adonizedec (2 Occurrences). Joshua
10:1 Now it came to pass, when Adonizedec king of Jerusalem ...
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Adoni-zedec (2 Occurrences)
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Bible ConcordanceAdonizedec (2 Occurrences)
Joshua 10:1 Now it came to pass, when Adonizedec king of Jerusalem had heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it; as he had done to Jericho and her king, so he had done to Ai and her king; and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and were among them;
Joshua 10:3 Wherefore Adonizedec king of Jerusalem, sent unto Hoham king of Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto Japhia king of Lachish, and unto Debir king of Eglon, saying,
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