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Jebusites


Jeb’usites (descendants of Jebus), The, were descended from the third son of Canaan. Gen. 10:16; 1 Chron. 1:14. The actual people first appear in the invaluable report of the spies. Num. 13:29. When Jabin organized his rising against Joshua, the Jebusites joined him. Josh. 11:3. “Jebus, which is Jerusalem,” lost its king in the slaughter of Beth-horn, Josh. 10:1, 5, 26; comp. 12:10, was sacked and burned by the men of Judah, Judges 1:21, and its citadel finally scaled and occupied by David. 2 Sam. 5:6. After this they emerge from the darkness but once, in the person of Araunah the Jebusite, “Araunah the king,” who appears before us in true kingly dignity in his well-known transaction with David. 2 Sam. 24:23; 1 Chron. 21:24, 25.