Eglon
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Eglon

same as Eglah

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Eglon

(calf-like).

  1. A king of the Moabites, (Judges 3:12) ff., who, aided by the Ammonites and the Amelekites, crossed the Joran and took "the city of palm trees." (B.C. 1359.) here, according to Josephus, he built himself a palace, and continued for eighteen years to oppress the children of Israel, who paid him tribute. He was slain by Ehud. [EHUD]
  2. A town of Judah in the low country. (Joshua 15:39) The name survives in the modern Ajlan , a shapeless mass of ruins, about 10 miles from Eleutheropolis and 14 from Gaza, on the south of the great maritime plain.
ATS Bible Dictionary
Eglon

A king of Moab, who, with the help of Ammon and Amalek, subdued the southern and eastern tribes of the Jews. He made Jericho his seat of government, and held his power eighteen years, but was then slain by Ehud, and his people expelled, Jud 3:12-31.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
The bullock; place of heifers.

(1.) Chieftain or king of one of the Moabite tribes (Judges 3:12-14). Having entered into an alliance with Ammon and Amalek, he overran the trans-Jordanic region, and then crossing the Jordan, seized on Jericho, the "city of palm trees," which had been by this time rebuilt, but not as a fortress. He made this city his capital, and kept Israel in subjection for eighteen years. The people at length "cried unto the Lord" in their distress, and he "raised them up a deliverer" in Ehud (q.v.), the son of Gera, a Benjamite.

(2.) A city in Judah, near Lachish (Joshua 15:39). It was destroyed by Joshua (10:5, 6). It has been identified with Tell Nejileh, 6 miles south of Tell Hesy or Ajlan, north-west of Lachish. (see LACHISH.)

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
EGLON (1)

eg'-lon (`eghlon, "circle"):

A king of Moab in the period of the Judges who, in alliance with Ammon and Amalek, overcame Israel and made Jericho his capital, presumably driven across the Jordan by the turmoil in his own kingdom which at that time was probably being used as a battle ground by Edom and the desert tribes (compare Genesis 36:35). After 18 years of servitude the children of Israel were delivered by Ehud the Benjamite, who like so many other Benjamites (compare Judges 20:16) was left-handed. Under the pretext of carrying a present to the tyrant, he secured a private interview and assassinated him with a two-edged sword which he had carried concealed on his right side (Judges 3:19-22). Ehud made his escape, rallied the children of Israel about him and returned to conquer the Moabites (Judges 3:30).

Ella Davis Isaacs

EGLON (2)

eg'-lon (`eghlon; Odollam):

A royal Canaanite city whose king joined the league headed by Adonizedek of Jerusalem against the Gibeonites, which suffered overwhelming defeat at the hands of Joshua (Joshua 10). Joshua passed from Libnah to Lachish, and from Lachish to Eglon on his way to Hebron (10:31). It was in the Shephelah of Judah (15:39). The name seems to be preserved in that of Khirbet `Ajlan, about 10 miles West of Beit Jibrin. Professor Petrie, however, thinks that the site of Tell Nejileh better suits the requirements. While Khirbet `Ajlan is a comparatively modern site, the city at Tell Nejileh must have been contemporary with that at Tell el-Chesy (Lachish). It lies fully three miles Southeast of Tell el-Chesy.

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
5700a. Eglon -- a king of Moab, also a city in Isr.
... 5700, 5700a. Eglon. 5700b . a king of Moab, also a city in Isr.
Transliteration: Eglon Short Definition: Eglon. Word Origin from ...
/hebrew/5700a.htm - 5k

5700. Eglown -- a king of Moab, also a city in Isr.
... 5699, 5700. Eglown. 5700a . a king of Moab, also a city in Isr. Transliteration:
Eglown Phonetic Spelling: (eg-lawn') Short Definition: Eglon. Eglon ...
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Library

How Our People Served the Moabites Eighteen Years, and were Then ...
... again into disorder: and while they neither paid to God the honor due to him, nor
were obedient to the laws, their afflictions increased, till Eglon, king of ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 4 how our people.htm

The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
... Jericho had fallen into their hands, and their King Eglon had successfully scoured
the entire hill-country of Ephraim,* so that those who wished to escape ...
/.../chapter iiithe hebrews and the.htm

The Great Misery of those who Lose the Saints' Rest.
... I may say, as Ehud to Eglon, "I have a message to thee from God;" that, as the word
of God is true, thou shalt never see the face of God in peace. ...
/.../baxter/the saints everlasting rest/chapter v the great misery.htm

Chronology from Adam.
... 8 years. Then, on the repentance of the people, they had judges: Gothonoel,
40 years; Eglon, 18 years; Aoth, 8 years. Then having ...
/.../theophilus/theophilus to autolycus/chapter xxiv chronology from adam.htm

After the Death of Joshua, the People Acted Without a Leader. ...
... Conquered by Eglon, king of the Moabites, they served him eighteen years, until,
by a divine impulse, Aod slew the enemies' king by a stratagem, and, gathering ...
/.../life and writings of sulpitius severus /chapter xxiv after the death.htm

Judges
... iii.12. The children of Israel did evil again in the sight of Jehovah, and Jehovah
strengthened Eglon the King of Moab against Israel; so vv.14, 15, etc.]. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/mcfadyen/introduction to the old testament/judges.htm

"This Then is the Message which we have Heard of Him, and Declare ...
... Eglon arose out of his seat, that he might hear it reverently, (Judges 3:20.)
though it was a bloody message, as it proved in the event. ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/sermon ix this then is.htm

The Nations of the South-East
... One of them, Eglon, made himself master of southern Palestine shortly after the
Israelitish conquest of the country, and was murdered by the Benjamite Ehud. ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter iii the nations of.htm

Miller's views on the Second Coming of Christ.
... Judges 3. 11.4. Eglon 18 2663 1494 Judges 3:14.5. Ehud 80 2743 1414 Judges
3:30.6. Jabin 20 2763 1394 Judges iv.3.7. Barak 40 2803 ...
/.../hayward/the book of religions/millers views on the second.htm

Book 5 Footnotes
... [14] It appears by the sacred history, Judges 1:16; 3:13, that Eglon's pavilion
or palace was at the City of Palm-Trees, as the place where Jericho had stood ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/book 5 footnotes.htm

Thesaurus
Eglon (13 Occurrences)
... of Lachish. (see LACHISH.). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. EGLON (1). eg'-lon
(`eghlon ... 3:30). Ella Davis Isaacs. EGLON (2). eg'-lon (`eghlon ...
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Ehud (12 Occurrences)
... After the death of Othniel the people again fell into idolatry, and Eglon, the king
of Moab, uniting his bands with those of the Ammonites and the Amalekites ...
/e/ehud.htm - 11k

Lachish (22 Occurrences)
... 1. Location: A town in the foothills of the Shephelah on the border of the Philistine
plain, belonging to Judah, and, from the mention of Eglon in connection ...
/l/lachish.htm - 22k

Jarmuth (7 Occurrences)
... Adoni-Zedek king of Jerusalem sent to Hoham king of Hebron, to Piram king of Jarmuth,
to Japhia king of Lachish, and to Debir king of Eglon, saying, (WEB KJV ...
/j/jarmuth.htm - 11k

Fought (109 Occurrences)
... the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king
of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, gathered themselves ...
/f/fought.htm - 38k

Debir (12 Occurrences)
... (3.) The king of Eglon, one of the five Canaanitish kings who were hanged
by Joshua (Joshua 10:3, 23) after the victory at Gibeon. ...
/d/debir.htm - 16k

Attacked (93 Occurrences)
... the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king
of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, gathered themselves ...
/a/attacked.htm - 33k

Tribute (67 Occurrences)
... The children of Israel sent tribute by him to Eglon the king of Moab. ... Judges 3:17
He offered the tribute to Eglon king of Moab: now Eglon was a very fat man. ...
/t/tribute.htm - 32k

Quarries (4 Occurrences)
... (2.) The "quarries" (Hebrews pesilim) by Gilgal (Judges 3:19), from which Ehud turned
back for the purpose of carrying out his design to put Eglon king of Moab ...
/q/quarries.htm - 11k

Hebron (71 Occurrences)
... Adoni-Zedek king of Jerusalem sent to Hoham king of Hebron, to Piram king of Jarmuth,
to Japhia king of Lachish, and to Debir king of Eglon, saying, (WEB KJV ...
/h/hebron.htm - 41k

Concordance
Eglon (13 Occurrences)

Joshua 10:3
Therefore Adoni-Zedek king of Jerusalem sent to Hoham king of Hebron, to Piram king of Jarmuth, to Japhia king of Lachish, and to Debir king of Eglon, saying,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 10:5
Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, gathered themselves together, and went up, they and all their armies, and encamped against Gibeon, and made war against it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 10:23
They did so, and brought those five kings out of the cave to him: the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 10:34
Joshua passed from Lachish, and all Israel with him, to Eglon; and they encamped against it fought against it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 10:36
Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, to Hebron; and they fought against it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 10:37
They took it, and struck it with the edge of the sword, with its king and all its cities, and all the souls who were in it. He left none remaining, according to all that he had done to Eglon; but he utterly destroyed it, and all the souls who were in it.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 12:12
the king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 15:39
Lachish, Bozkath, Eglon,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 3:12
The children of Israel again did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh: and Yahweh strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel, because they had done that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 3:13
And Eglon got together the people of Ammon and Amalek, and they went and overcame Israel and took the town of palm-trees.
(BBE NIV)

Judges 3:14
The children of Israel served Eglon the king of Moab eighteen years.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 3:15
But when the children of Israel cried to Yahweh, Yahweh raised them up a savior, Ehud the son of Gera, the Benjamite, a man left-handed. The children of Israel sent tribute by him to Eglon the king of Moab.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 3:17
He offered the tribute to Eglon king of Moab: now Eglon was a very fat man.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Corpulency: Eglon

Eglon

Eglon: An Ancient City of Canaan: Allotted to the Tribe of Judah

Eglon: An Ancient City of Canaan: Captured by Joshua

Eglon: King of Moab: Assassinated by Ehud

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