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jabin


jabin


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Jabin 
  discerner;  the  wise.  (1.)  A  king  of  Hazor,  at  the  time  of  the 
  entrance  of  Israel  into  Canaan  (Josh.  11:1-14),  whose  overthrow 
  and  that  of  the  northern  chief  with  whom  he  had  entered  into  a 
  confederacy  against  Joshua  was  the  crowning  act  in  the  conquest 
  of  the  land  (11:21-23;  comp.  14:6-15).  This  great  battle,  fought 
  at  Lake  Merom,  was  the  last  of  Joshua's  battles  of  which  we  have 
  any  record.  Here  for  the  first  time  the  Israelites  encountered 
  the  iron  chariots  and  horses  of  the  Canaanites. 
 
  (2.)  Another  king  of  Hazor,  called  "the  king  of  Canaan,"  who 
  overpowered  the  Israelites  of  the  north  one  hundred  and  sixty 
  years  after  Joshua's  death,  and  for  twenty  years  held  them  in 
  painful  subjection.  The  whole  population  were  paralyzed  with 
  fear,  and  gave  way  to  hopeless  despondency  (Judg.  5:6-11),  till 
  Deborah  and  Barak  aroused  the  national  spirit,  and  gathering 
  together  ten  thousand  men,  gained  a  great  and  decisive  victory 
  over  Jabin  in  the  plain  of  Esdraelon  (Judg.  4:10-16;  comp.  Ps 
  83:9).  This  was  the  first  great  victory  Israel  had  gained  since 
  the  days  of  Joshua.  They  never  needed  to  fight  another  battle 
  with  the  Canaanites  (Judg.  5:31). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Jabin,  Jabneh,  he  that  understands;  building