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Reference: Jabin


A Canaanite king who reigned in Hazor, a place near the Waters of Merom, not far from Kedesh. In the account, in Jg 4, of the defeat of Jabin's host under Sisera, the former takes up quite a subordinate position. In another account (Jos 11:1-9) of this episode the victory of the two tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali is represented as a conquest of the whole of northern Canaan by Joshua. Both accounts (Jos 11:1-9; Jg 4) are fragments taken from an earlier, and more elaborate, source; the Jabin in each passage is therefore one and the same person.

W. O. E. Oesterley.

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