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trodden hard, or fastness, or "the waterless hill", the name of the Canaanitish city which stood on Mount Zion (Jos 15:8; 18:16,28). It is identified with Jerusalem (q.v.) in Jg 19:10, and with the castle or city of David (1Ch 11:4-5). It was a place of great natural strength, and its capture was one of David's most brilliant achievements (2Sa 5:8).

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The Jebusite city, a former name of Jerusalem (Jos 18:16,28; Jg 19:10-11; 1Ch 11:4-5). Jebus in Hebrew means a trodden place, as a threshing floor, namely, the dry rock, the S.W. hill, the modern, "Zion," not mount Moriah, the city of Solomon, in the center of which was a perennial spring. But the name is probably older than Hebrew times. In haughty self security the Jebusites fancied that "the blind and lame" would suffice to defend their fortress, so strong was its position, shut in by deep valleys on three sides. The Judaeans and Benjamites occupying the N. side, which was lower ground, ever since the death of Joshua (Jos 15:8,63; Jg 1:8,21), had been heretofore unable to gain the Jebusite citadel, such is the characteristic bravery of mountaineers.

But Joab ascended the height and took it (2Sa 5:6-9; 1Ch 11:6). (See DAVID.) In Zec 9:7 "Ekron (shall be) as a Jebusite," the sense is, Even the ignoble remnant of the Jews shall be sacred to "our God" and "as a governor in Judah," whereas Philistine "Ekron" shall be a tributary bond servant "as a Jebusite," in the servile position to which Solomon consigned them (1Ki 9:20-21). The Jebusites were a hardy mountain tribe (Nu 13:29; Jos 11:3). Jabin, king in the N., sent southwards to invite them to help against Joshua. Even after David's capture of Zion Araunah appears settled prosperously in the neighbourhood. (See ARAUNAH.)

The language in 2Sa 24:23 admits, though it does not require, that Araunah should be regarded as the fallen "king" of the Jebusites; he certainly exhibited a true kingly spirit. In Ge 10:15-16 the Jebusite stands third of Canaan's descendants, between Heth (Hittites) and the Amorite, the position which the race retained subsequently. So in Eze 16:3-45 Jerusalem appears as the offspring of the union of the Amorite and Hittite. In the enumeration of the ten races occupying Canaan the Jebusites stand last (Ge 15:21). Some of them appear as late as the return from Babylon, termed "Solomon's servants" (Ne 7:57; 11:3; Ezr 9:1).

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Jebu's Jebusi. Jebu'si

The original name of Jerusalem. Jos 18:16,28; Jg 19:10-11; 1Ch 11:4-5. In Jos 15:8 it is called 'the Jebusite.'

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(threshing-floor), one of the names of Jerusalem, the city of the Jebusites, are called JEBUSI.

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Jos 15:8; 18:16,28; Jg 19:10-11; 1Ch 11:4-5


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JEBUS, the son of Canaan, Ge 10:16, and father of the people of Palestine called Jebusites. Their dwelling was in Jerusalem and round about, in the mountains. This people were very warlike, and held Jerusalem till David's time, Jos 15:63; 2Sa 5:6, &c.

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