a treaty or confederacy. The Jews were forbidden to enter into an alliance of any kind (1) with the Canaanites ( Exodus 23:32 Exodus 23:33 ; 34:12-16 ); (2) with the Amalekites ( Exodus 17:8 Exodus 17:14 ; Deuteronomy 25:17-19 ); (3) with the Moabites and Ammonites ( Deuteronomy 2:9 Deuteronomy 2:19 ). Treaties were permitted to be entered into with all other nations. Thus David maintained friendly intercourse with the kings of Tyre and Hamath, and Solomon with the kings of Tyre and Egypt.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for League". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".