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Eglon

Smith's Bible Dictionary

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Eg'lon. (calf-like).

1. A king of the Moabites, Judges 3:12, ff., who, aided by the Ammonites and the Amelekites, crossed the Joran and took "the city of palm trees." (B.C. 1359). Here, according to Josephus, he built himself a palace, and continued, for eighteen years, to oppress the children of Israel, who paid him tribute. He was slain by Ehud. See Ehud.

2. A town of Judah, in the low country. Joshua 15:39. The name survives in the modern Ajlan, a shapeless mass of ruins, about 10 miles from Eleutheropolis and 14 from Gaza, on the south of the great maritime plain.

Bibliography Information
Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Eglon'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​sbd/​e/eglon.html. 1901.
 
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