Character Study on Adonibezek

Character Study on Adonibezek

Judges 1: And they found Adonibezek in Bezek: and they fought against him, and they slew the Canaanites and the Perizzites.
Judges 1: But Adonibezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.
Judges 1: And Adonibezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died.

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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Adonibezek
Lord of Bezek, a Canaanite tyrant of Bezek, east of Shechem. Having taken seventy of the neighboring petty chiefs, he disabled them by cutting off their thumbs and great toes, and fed them like dogs. The same barbarous treatment was meted out to him, when defeated at the head of an army of Canaanites and Perizzites, by Judah and Simeon, Judges 1:4-7 .

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Adonibezek
Lord of Bezek, a Canaanitish king who, having subdued seventy of the chiefs that were around him, made an attack against the armies of Judah and Simeon, but was defeated and brought as a captive to Jerusalem, where his thumbs and great toes were cut off. He confessed that God had requited him for his like cruelty to the seventy kings whom he had subdued (Judges 1:4-7 ; Compare 1 Samuel 15:33 ).
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Adonibezek
Adonibezek (a-dô'nî-bç'zek or a-dŏn'i-bç'-zek), lord of Bezek. The king of Bezek, conquered by the tribe of Judah. He had his thumbs and great toes cut off, having himself inflicted the same punishment on 70 chiefs. Judges 1:4-7.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Adonibezek
[Adoni-be'zek] King of Bezek, as the name implies, a Canaanitish city. He was taken captive by Judah, and they cut off his thumbs and great toes. He confessed that this was a righteous judgement upon him, because he had done the same to seventy kings, whom he made to gather their food under his table. Judges 1:5-7 .

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Adonibezek - Adonibezek (a-dô'nî-bç'zek or a-dŏn'i-bç'-zek), lord of Bezek
be'Zek -
The residence of Adonibezek, (Judges 1:6 ) in the lot of Judah
Agag - But Samuel executed retributive justice (as in the case of Adonibezek, Judges 1), hewing him to pieces, and so making his mother childless, as he had made other women childless by hewing their sons to pieces (in consonance with his fiery character, as Agag means)
King - Adonibezek subdued seventy kings (Judges 1:7 )