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Makkedah

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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Herdsman's place, one of the royal cities of the Canaanites (Joshua 12:16 ), near which was a cave where the five kings who had confederated against Israel sought refuge (10:10-29). They were put to death by Joshua, who afterwards suspended their bodies upon five trees. It has been identified with the modern village called Sumeil, standing on a low hill about 7 miles to the north-west of Eleutheropolis (Beit Jibrin), where are ancient remains and a great cave. The Palestine Exploration surveyors have, however, identified it with el-Mughar, or "the caves," 3 miles from Jabneh and 2 1/2 southwest of Ekron, because, they say, "at this site only of all possible sites for Makkedah in the Palestine plain do caves still exist." (See ADONI-ZEDEC.)

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Makkedah'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​m/makkedah.html. 1897.
 
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