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eglon


eglon


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Eglon,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  26716 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Eglon 
  the  bullock;  place  of  heifers.  (1.)  Chieftain  or  king  of  one  of 
  the  Moabite  tribes  (Judg.  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  (Josh.  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}.) 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Eglon,  same  as  Eglah