Eglon (Eg´lon)

1 The fat king of Moab who, together with the Ammonites and Amalekites, invaded Israelite territory during the period of the judges and ruled over the people from “the city of palms” (Jericho) for eighteen years. According to (Judg 3:12-30), Eglon’s rule ended when Ehud, the left-handed judge, concealed a dagger under his cloak and assassinated Eglon when they were alone. 2 A Canaanite city allied with Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, and Lachish in an unsuccessful attempt to oppose Joshua’s invasion of the land of Canaan (Josh 10:3-5). Joshua captured the city (Josh 10:34-35; Josh 12:12), which was later included among the cities of Judah (Josh 15:39). Modern Tell Aitun is currently identified as the site of Eglon.

Judg 3:12-30

12The Israelites again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord strengthened King Eglon of Moab against Israel, because they had done what ... View more

Josh 10:3-5

3So King Adoni-zedek of Jerusalem sent a message to King Hoham of Hebron, to King Piram of Jarmuth, to King Japhia of Lachish, and to King Debir of Eglon, sayin ... View more

Josh 10:34-35

34From Lachish Joshua passed on with all Israel to Eglon; and they laid siege to it, and assaulted it;35and they took it that day, and struck it with the edge o ... View more

Josh 12:12

12the king of Eglon

the king of Gezer

Josh 15:39

39Lachish, Bozkath, Eglon,

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