Character Study on Jebusites

Character Study on Jebusites

Genesis 15: And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
Exodus 3: And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
Exodus 3: And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.
Exodus 13: And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in this month.
Exodus 23: For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.
Numbers 13: The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.
Deuteronomy 7: When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;
Deuteronomy 20: But thou shalt utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee:
Joshua 3: And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.
Joshua 12: In the mountains, and in the valleys, and in the plains, and in the springs, and in the wilderness, and in the south country; the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites:
Joshua 15: As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem unto this day.
Joshua 24: And ye went over Jordan, and came unto Jericho: and the men of Jericho fought against you, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; and I delivered them into your hand.
Judges 1: And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem unto this day.
Judges 3: And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites:
Judges 19: And when they were by Jebus, the day was far spent; and the servant said unto his master, Come, I pray thee, and let us turn in into this city of the Jebusites, and lodge in it.
2 Samuel 5: And the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land: which spake unto David, saying, Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking, David cannot come in hither.
2 Samuel 5: And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind, that are hated of David's soul, he shall be chief and captain. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.
1 Kings 9: And all the people that were left of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, which were not of the children of Israel,
1 Chronicles 11: And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem, which is Jebus; where the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the land.
1 Chronicles 11: And David said, Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites first shall be chief and captain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went first up, and was chief.
2 Chronicles 8: As for all the people that were left of the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which were not of Israel,
Ezra 9: Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.
Nehemiah 9: And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou art righteous:

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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jebus, Jebusites
JEBUS, JEBUSITES . The former is a name given to Jerusalem by J [Note: Jahwist.] in Judges 19:11 and imitated by the Chronicler ( 1 Chronicles 11:4 ); the latter is the tribe which inhabited Jerusalem from before the Israelitish conquest till the reign of David. It was formerly supposed that Jebus was the original name of Jerusalem, but the letters of Abdi-Khiba among the el-Amarna tablets prove that the city was called Jerusalem ( Uru-salim ) about b.c. 1400. No trace of Jebusites appears then. When they gained possession of it we do not know. J [Note: Jahwist.] states that at the time of the Israelite conquest the king of Jerusalem was Adoni-zedek ( Joshua 10:3 ), and that the Israelites did not expel the Jebusites from the city ( Joshua 15:63 , Judges 1:21 ). During the time of the Judges he tells us that it was in possession of the Jebusites ( Judges 19:11 ), and gives a brief account of its capture by David ( 2 Samuel 5:6-8 ). E [Note: Elohist.] mentions the Jebusites only once ( Numbers 13:29 ), and then only to say that, like the Hittite and Amorite, they inhabit the mountain. The favourite list of Palestinian nations which D [Note: Deuteronomist.] and his followers insert so often usually ends with Jebusite, but adds nothing to their history. P [Note: Priestly Narrative.] mentions them once ( Joshua 15:8 ). They are mentioned in Nehemiah 9:8 and Ezra 9:1 in lists based on D [Note: Deuteronomist.] , while Zechariah 9:7 for archaic effect calls dwellers in Jerusalem ‘Jebusite’ (so Wellhausen, Nowack, and Marti). The name of the king, Adoni-zedek , would indicate that the Jebusites were Semitic, probably related to the Canaanite tribes.

David captured their city and dwelt in it, and it was subsequently called the ‘city of David.’ From references to this (cf. Jerusalem) it is clear that the Jebusite city was situated on the southern part of the eastern hill of present Jerusalem, and that that hill was called Zion. Its situation was supposed by the Jebusites to render the city impregnable (2 Samuel 5:6 ).

One other Jebusite besides Adoni-zedek, namely, Araunah, is mentioned by name. The Temple is said to have been erected on a threshing-floor purchased from him (cf. 2 Samuel 24:16-24 , 2 Chronicles 3:1 ). It would seem from this narrative that the Jebusites were not exterminated or expelled, but remained in Jerusalem, and were gradually absorbed by the Israelites.

George A. Barton.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Jebusites
A race of people, descendants of Canaan, son of Ham, living in Palestine when the land was promised to Abraham. Genesis 10:16 ; Genesis 15:21 . They were described by the spies as dwellers in the mountains. Numbers 13:29 . When the kings of the land combined against Gibeon for having made alliance with Israel, the Jebusites, who were apparently living in Jerusalem, were among them. They were defeated with great slaughter, and the king of Jerusalem was slain. Joshua 10:1-23 . They joined in another confederacy (Joshua 11:3 ) and were again defeated, but they were not rooted out of the land; and Israel mingled with them in marriage. Judges 1:21 ; Judges 3:5 .

When David came to Jerusalem he was defied by the Jebusite inhabitants, who apparently held it by a strong fort; but 'David took the stronghold of Zion,' and called it the city of David. Some of the Jebusites were however in Jerusalem long after; for it was the threshing floor of Araunah, or Ornan, the Jebusite, that David bought at the time of the plague. 2 Samuel 5:6,8 ;

2 Samuel 24:16,18 .

Holman Bible Dictionary - Jebusites
(jehb' yoo ssihtess) Clan who originally controlled Jerusalem before David conquered the city. In the list of the descendants of Noah (Genesis 10:1 ) the Jebusites are traced through the line of Ham and Canaan and are listed alongside other clans such as the Amorites and Girgashites.

In Joshua 10:1 , the king of Jerusalem, Adonizedek, is considered one of the five Amorite kings who fought against Joshua.

In the time of the Judges, Jerusalem was attacked and burned by the men of Judah (Judges 1:8 ), but the Jebusites were not expelled. Centuries later David captured the city and made it his capital. David purchased a stone threshing-floor from a Jebusite named Araunah (2 Samuel 24:16-24 ), and this later became the site of Solomon's Temple. The remnants of the Jebusites became bondservants during Solomon's reign (1 Kings 9:20-21 ). Jebusite names appear to be Hurrian rather than Semitic. See Jerusalem .

M. Stephen Davis



American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Jebusites
See CANAANITES .

Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Jebusites
The Jebusites were descended from Canaan, the grandson of Noah, and were one of the native peoples of the land of Canaan. They lived in the central highlands, where their chief centre was Jerusalem, earlier known as Jebus (Genesis 10:15-16; Genesis 15:18-21; Exodus 3:8; Numbers 13:29; Joshua 11:3; Joshua 15:63; Joshua 18:28). Jerusalem’s position on a well fortified hill made the city extremely difficult to conquer (see JERUSALEM). Although Jerusalem fell at first to Joshua’s conquering Israelites, the Jebusites soon retook it, and they kept control of it till the time of David (Judges 1:8; Judges 1:21; Judges 19:10-11).

Jerusalem was so difficult to capture that the Jebusites confidently claimed that even the blind and crippled could beat off an attack. But David’s men gained entrance through a tunnel used to carry water from a spring outside the city walls. They then launched a surprise attack and took the city (2 Samuel 5:6-10).

In the years that followed, the Jebusites became absorbed into the Israelite population of Jerusalem. Eventually they disappeared as a distinct race.

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Jebusites - The Jebusites were descended from Canaan, the grandson of Noah, and were one of the native peoples of the land of Canaan. Although Jerusalem fell at first to Joshua’s conquering Israelites, the Jebusites soon retook it, and they kept control of it till the time of David (Judges 1:8; Judges 1:21; Judges 19:10-11). ... Jerusalem was so difficult to capture that the Jebusites confidently claimed that even the blind and crippled could beat off an attack. ... In the years that followed, the Jebusites became absorbed into the Israelite population of Jerusalem
Jebus, Jebusites - JEBUS, Jebusites . No trace of Jebusites appears then. ] states that at the time of the Israelite conquest the king of Jerusalem was Adoni-zedek ( Joshua 10:3 ), and that the Israelites did not expel the Jebusites from the city ( Joshua 15:63 , Judges 1:21 ). During the time of the Judges he tells us that it was in possession of the Jebusites ( Judges 19:11 ), and gives a brief account of its capture by David ( 2 Samuel 5:6-8 ). ] mentions the Jebusites only once ( Numbers 13:29 ), and then only to say that, like the Hittite and Amorite, they inhabit the mountain. The name of the king, Adoni-zedek , would indicate that the Jebusites were Semitic, probably related to the Canaanite tribes. Its situation was supposed by the Jebusites to render the city impregnable (2 Samuel 5:6 ). It would seem from this narrative that the Jebusites were not exterminated or expelled, but remained in Jerusalem, and were gradually absorbed by the Israelites
City of David - The name was given to the fortified city of the Jebusites after it was captured by David (2 Samuel 5:6-10 ). Its original reference may have been only to the southeastern hill and the Jebusites' military fortress there
Old Gate - One of the gates in the north wall of Jerusalem, so called because built by the Jebusites (Nehemiah 3:6 ; 12:39 )
Jebusites - In the list of the descendants of Noah (Genesis 10:1 ) the Jebusites are traced through the line of Ham and Canaan and are listed alongside other clans such as the Amorites and Girgashites. ... In the time of the Judges, Jerusalem was attacked and burned by the men of Judah (Judges 1:8 ), but the Jebusites were not expelled. The remnants of the Jebusites became bondservants during Solomon's reign (1 Kings 9:20-21 )
je'Bus - (threshing-floor ), one of the names of Jerusalem, the city of the Jebusites, are called JEBUSI
Jebus - See Jerusalem ; Jebusites
Jebus - the son of Canaan, Genesis 10:16 , and father of the people of Palestine called Jebusites
Araunah - A Jebusite, residing on Mount Moriah after the Jebusites were dispossessed by David, 2 Samuel 5:6 24:18
Jebus - 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 Jebusites were a hardy mountain tribe (Numbers 13:29; Joshua 11:3). )... The language in 2 Samuel 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 the enumeration of the ten races occupying Canaan the Jebusites stand last (Genesis 15:21)
Jebusites - When the kings of the land combined against Gibeon for having made alliance with Israel, the Jebusites, who were apparently living in Jerusalem, were among them. Some of the Jebusites were however in Jerusalem long after; for it was the threshing floor of Araunah, or Ornan, the Jebusite, that David bought at the time of the plague
Mitanni - See Chariots ; Egypt ; Jebusites ; Jerusalem
David, City of -
David took from the Jebusites the fortress of Mount Zion
Zion - When David took it from the Jebusites (Joshua 15:63 ; 2 Samuel 5:7 ) he built on it a citadel and a palace, and it became "the city of David" (1 Kings 8:1 ; 2 Kings 19:21,31 ; 1 Chronicles 11:5 )
Millo - "David built round about from Millo and inward," 2 Samuel 5:9 ; that is, he built round about from the place where Millo was afterward erected by Solomon, or where more probably the senate house, or Millo of the Jebusites, had stood, which was pulled down to make room for the more sumptuous edifice of Solomon, to his own house; so that David built from Mount Zion, quite round to the opposite point
Mil'lo - Both name and place seem to have been already in existence when the city was taken from the Jebusites by David
Jebus - The tribe of Jebusites were partially subdued by Joshua, Joshua 10:23; Joshua 10:40; Joshua 12:10; Joshua 15:63; and they were permitted to remain after the conquest of Jebus, by David
Amorites - West of the Jordan, the Amorites lived in the hills along with the Hivites, Hittites, and Jebusites (Numbers 13:29 ; Joshua 11:3 ); but specific identification of Amorite cities cannot be certain since the term “Amorite” is used often as a very general name for all the inhabitants of Canaan, as is “Canaanite” (e. Five city-states in south Canaan formed an alliance instigated by the king of Jerusalem (Jebus, Jebusites) and intimidated an ally of Joshua, i. See also Canaan, History and Religion of ; Jebusites ; Babylon ; Syria ; Sihon
Jeb'Usites - (Numbers 13:29 ) When Jabin organized his rising against Joshua, the Jebusites joined him
David, City of - The most ancient part of Jerusalem on its southeast corner representing the city occupied by the Jebusites and conquered by David (2 Samuel 5:7 ). Its strong defense walls on which the Jebusites prided themselves originated about 1750 B
Lame, Lameness - The Jebusites boasted that their stronghold of Jerusalem was so impregnable that even the blind and lame would be able to turn back David's troops (2 Samuel 5:6 NRVS, NIV)
Ophel - The hill has been inhabited since pre-Israelite times by peoples such as the Jebusites from whom David took the site
Jerusalem - First mentioned in the Bible in Josue, chapters 10,15, the inhabitants are called Jebusites
Hivites - Deuteronomic editors introduce Hivites often in their list of Canaanitish peoples, usually placing them before Jebusites
Races - North Semites : ( a ) Babylonians (Shinar, Accad, Bahel, Erech); ( b ) Assyrians (Asshur, Nineveh, Calah); ( c ) Aramæans (Syrians); ( d ) Canaanitish peoples (1) Ammonites, (2) Amorites, (3) Canaanites, (4) Edomites, (5) Hivites, (6) Israelites, (7) Jebusites, (8) Moabites, (9) Phœnicians (Tyre, Sidon, Arvad, etc
Fenced Cities - The Jebusites, e
Canaanites, the - In Genesis 15:18-21 , where the land promised to Abram extends to the river Euphrates, there are ten nations mentioned: the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaims, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites
Zion - This hill in Jerusalem is first mentioned as a stronghold of the Jebusites
Araunah - Self sacrifice raises one from degradation low as that of the accursed Jebusites to be in Israel a "king and a priest unto God" (compare 2 Samuel 24:23 with Exodus 19:6; 1 Peter 2:5; 1 Peter 2:9; Revelation 1:6; Revelation 5:10; Revelation 20:6)
Zion - of the ridge lay the rest of the city, once captured by the Israelites, but now occupied by the Jebusites
Hittites - Hittites evidently, therefore, were in the neighborhood: they were subsequently in the mountainous region near the Amorites and Jebusites, Numbers 13:29; Joshua 11:3; and were perhaps some of the original inhabitants of Jerusalem, Ezekiel 16:3; Ezekiel 16:45, as well as in the neighborhood of Bethel
City - ... CITY OF DAVID, usually denotes mount Zion, the southwest section of Jerusalem, which David took from the Jebusites, and occupied by a palace and city called by his name
Fenced Cities - So fenced was "the stronghold of Zion" that it remained in the Jebusites' hands until David's time (2 Samuel 5:6-7)
Tower - " What a gracious act in the Lord Jesus was it thus to speak of his church under such a comparison! The tower of David, it is well known, was the strong hold of Zion which he took from the Jebusites, which anciently possessed what was not their right, Jerusalem
Hebron - Here David reigned seven and a half years over Judah ( 2 Samuel 5:5 ), till his capture of Jerusalem from the Jebusites fixed there the capital of the country
City - ... When David reduced the fortress of the Jebusites which stood on Mount Zion, he built on the site of it a palace and a city, which he called by his own name (1 Chronicles 11:5 ), the city of David
Canaanites - The Benjamites, to whom this region was allotted, did not drive out the Jebusites, Judges 1:21
Canaan (2) - Previous to its conquest by Joshua, Canaan was peopled by several tribes, as Hittites, Jebusites, Amorites, Girgasites, Hivites, Perizzites, and four others, all early known as Canaanites
People of the Land - In Ezra 9:1-2 ,Ezra 9:1-2,9:11 the plural, the “people of those lands,” is used to designate the groupings with whom intermarriage had occurred, “the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites” ( Ezra 9:1 )
Benjamin - ... The tribe did not drive out the Jebusites, but allowed them to dwell with them in Jerusalem, Judges 1:21 ; this may have led to their idolatry, for when, with Judah and Ephraim, they were attacked by the children of Ammon, they confessed they had forsaken God and served Baalim
Joab - ... Above all, Joab was a skilled general ; this is seen by the number of victories he gained, namely, over the army of Ishbosheth under the leadership of Abner ( 2 Samuel 2:12-32 ); over the Jebusites ( 1 Chronicles 11:6-9 ); over the Syrians and Ammonites ( 2 Samuel 10:1-19 ; 2 Samuel 11:1 ; 2 Samuel 12:26-29 ); over Absalom ( 2 Samuel 18:5-17 ); over Sheba ( 2 Samuel 20:4-22 )
Sion - This hill was, perhaps, on this account, made choice of by the Jebusites for building a fort or citadel upon; which fort was taken by David, who transferred his court thither from Hebron, and brought the ark of the Lord and set it in a tabernacle or tent pitched for it
Benjamin - ... The tribe did not drive out the Jebusites, but allowed them to dwell with them in Jerusalem, Judges 1:21 ; this may have led to their idolatry, for when, with Judah and Ephraim, they were attacked by the children of Ammon, they confessed they had forsaken God and served Baalim
Zion or Sion - It was a fortified town of the Jebusites till subdued by David, and thenceforward was often called "the city of David," 2 Samuel 5:7 1 Kings 8:1
Palestine - Palestine was early inhabited by seven tribes—as, Hittites, Gergashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, Deuteronomy 7:1; and other tribes are also noted as occupying adjacent regions
Joshua, the Book of - So also the account (Joshua 15:63; Joshua 18:28) of the joint occupation of Jerusalem by Israel and the Jebusites may be an insertion from Judges 1:8; Judges 1:21. The expulsion of the Jebusites from Jerusalem at the beginning of David's reign proves that Joshua and Judges were written before David
Burn - This was done in the case of the Canaanites, Philistines, Amalekites, Jebusites and other enemies of Israel
Jerusalem - Apparently the Jebusites reclaimed it, since it had to be conquered by David almost two centuries later. The occupation of the city by the Jebusites accounts for its being referred to as Jebus (Judges 19:10 ; 1 Chronicles 11:4 ). See Jebusites
Hittites And Hivites - Moses' listing of the inhabitants of the Promised Land included the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Hivites, and Jebusites (Exodus 13:5 ), a situation that was confirmed by the twelve spies sent to explore the land. They reported that Amalekites occupied the Negev, the Hittites, the Jebusites, and Amorites lived in the hill country, and the Canaanites were concentrated along the Mediterranean coast and the Jordan Valley (Numbers 13:29 ; Joshua 11:3 ); thus the Hittites were doomed to displacement by the infiltrating and invading Hebrews (Exodus 3:8 ,Exodus 3:8,3:17 ; Exodus 23:23 ; Exodus 33:2 ; etc
Jerusalem - After the death of Joshua the city was taken and set on fire by the men of Judah (Judges 1:1-8 ); but the Jebusites were not wholly driven out of it. David afterwards led his forces against the Jebusites still residing within its walls, and drove them out, fixing his own dwelling on Zion, which he called "the city of David" (2 Samuel 5:5-9 ; 1 Chronicles 11:4-8 )
Angel - It denotes an angel who had mainly a saving and protective function: “For mine angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off” (Exod
Melchizedek - The last identification is much the most probable; for though it is implied in Joshua 15:8 ; Joshua 15:63 , Judges 19:10 that Jerusalem was called Jebus so long as it was inhabited by the Jebusites ( i
Jerusalem - Joshua first conquered it, (see Joshua 18:28) but the Jebusites were not totally drawn out of it until the days of David, (See 2 Samuel 5:5) The history of Jerusalem is truly interesting; but it would form more the subject of a volume than a short notice in a work of this kind, to enter into particulars
Devote, Devoted - ... When David conquered Jerusalem, he did not kill the Jebusites (2 Samuel 5:6-9 )
Canaan - ), comprising six chief tribes, the Hittites, Hivites, Amorites, Jebusites, Perizzites, and Girgashites; to which the Canaanites (in the narrow sense) being added make up the mystic number seven. ... God's promise to Abraham was, "Unto thy seed have I given this land from the river of Egypt unto the great river the river Euphrates, the Kenites, the Kenezites, the Kadmonites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaims, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites" (Genesis 15:18-21). of Lebanon, were once the home of the Hittites, Jebusites, and Amorites (Numbers 13:29); the cities are enumerated in Joshua 15:48-60
Jerusalem - '... Jerusalem was taken from the Jebusites and the city burnt, Judges 1:8 ; but the Jebusites were not all driven out, for some were found dwelling in a part of Jerusalem called the fort, when David began to reign over the whole of the tribes
Nations, the - Seven nations larger and stronger than Israel appear in three passages ( Deuteronomy 7:1 ; Joshua 3:10 ; 24:11 ): the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites
Jerusalem - ] ], Judges 19:10 , 1 Chronicles 11:4 ) an alternative name, Jebus , is given for the city; and its inhabitants are named Jebusites , mentioned in many enumerations with the rest of the Amorites ( Genesis 10:16 , Exodus 23:23 , Joshua 3:10 etc. Until the discovery of the Tell el-Amarna correspondence it was supposed that Jebus was the primitive name of the city, changed on the Israelite conquest to Jerusalem; but this has been rendered untenable, and it now seems probable that the name of Jebus is a mere derivative, of no authority, from the ethnic Jebusites , the meaning and etymology of which are still to seek. It appears that the Jebusites, trusting in the strength of their gates, threw taunts to the Israelite king that ‘the blind and the lame would be enough to keep him out’; and that David retorted by applying the term to the defenders of the city: ‘Go up the drain,’ he said to his followers, ‘and smite those blind and lame ones
Division of the Earth - Heth, his second son, and the Hittites, his descendants, appear to have settled in the south, near Hebron, Genesis 23:3-7 ; and next to them, at Jerusalem, the Jebusites, or descendants of Jebus, both remaining in their original settlements till David's days; 2 Samuel 11:3 ; 2 Samuel 5:6-9 . Beyond the Jebusites, were settled the Emorites, or Amorites, Numbers 13:29 , who extended themselves beyond Jordan, and were the most powerful of the Canaanite tribes, Genesis 15:16 ; Numbers 21:21 , until they were destroyed by Moses and Joshua, with the rest of the devoted nations of Canaan's family
David - Having rescued Jerusalem out of the hands of the Jebusites, he made it the capital of his kingdom, and the place of his residence; and being willing to honour it with the presence of the ark of God, he brought it to Jerusalem in triumph, and divesting himself of his royal robes, out of reverence to God, he clothed himself in the habit of his ministers, and with them expressed his joy by dancing and music; contemned only by one haughty woman; whom, as a just punishment of her insolence, he seems ever after to have separated from his bed
da'Vid - (1 Chronicles 12:39 ) One of David's first acts after becoming king was to secure Jerusalem, which he seized from the Jebusites and fixed the royal residence there
Jerusalem - Neither Judah, whose land environed the stronghold, nor Benjamin could drive the Jebusites out of it (Joshua 15:62; Judges 1:21). ... The first destruction of tide lower city is recorded Judges 1:3-8; Judah, with Simeon, "smote it with the sword, and set it on fire" as being unable to retain possession of it (for the Jebusites or Canaanites held the fortress), so that, as Josephus says (Ant
Canaanites - The Jebusites dwelt near them on the north, as far as the city of Jebus, since called Jerusalem
Judges, the Book of - And it must have been before David's capture of Zion from the Jebusites, for they had dwelt with the Benjamites in Jerusalem to the time of writing Judges (Judges 1:21; compare 2 Samuel 5:6)
Jerusalem - The most ancient name of the city was Salem, Genesis 14:18 Psalm 76:2 ; and it afterwards was called Jebus, as belonging to the Jebusites, Judges 19:10,11
Canaan, History And Religion of - Genesis 10:15-20 clarifies the implications of this Hamitic descent in the sons of Canaan: Sidon, Heth, the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgasites, the Hivites, the Arkites, the Si-nites, the Arvadites, and Zemarites, and the Hamathites
War, Holy War - Yet he does not kill the Jebusites there or even take their land by force
Jerusalem - At the time of the Israelite occupation of Canaan, Jerusalem was known as Jebus, a shortened expression for "City of the Jebusites
David - This David took from the Jebusites, and made it Israel's capital, and established here his residence, and afterwards built for himself a palace by the aid of Tyrian tradesmen
Temple of Jerusalem - All three were located on a prominent hill north of David's capital city, which he conquered from the Jebusites (2 Samuel 5:6-7 )
David - As ruler over the whole land David realized the need of a more central capital; he fixed on Jerusalem, which he conquered from the Jebusites, and founded the royal city on Mt
Jerusalem - Jebusi—and in Judges 19:10-11, "Jebus, which is Jerusalem," because it was then a city inhabited by Jebusites
Joshua - Are you yourselves to be, and are you to bring up your children after you to be, Amorites, and Hittites, and Hivites, and Canaanites, and Jebusites in the land? Are you to let ambition, and envy, and pride, and anger, and self-will rule in your hearts and be your household gods? No! Never, never! Not so long as you have still this day in your choice for yourselves and for your households the Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, and abundant in goodness and truth
Temple - The stranger was not only permitted but encouraged to pray toward the temple at Jerusalem; and doubtless the thousands (153,600) of strangers, remnants of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, and Jebusites, whom Solomon employed in building the temple, were proselytes to Jehovah (2 Chronicles 2:17; 1 Chronicles 22:2)
Canaan - Canaan had ten other sons, who were fathers of as many tribes, dwelling in Palestine and Syria; namely, the Hittites, the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Girgasites, the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites, the Arvadites, the Zemarites, and the Hemathites
Jerusalem - The ancient city of Jerusalem, or Jebus, which David took from the Jebusites, was not very large