Jebusites [N] [E]

(descendants of Jebus ), The, were descended from the third son of Canaan. ( Genesis 10:16 ; 1 Chronicles 1:14 ) The actual people first appear in the invaluable report of the spies. ( Numbers 13:29 ) When Jabin organized his rising against Joshua, the Jebusites joined him. ( Joshua 11:3 ) "Jebus, which is Jerusalem," lost its king in the slaughter of Beth-horon, ( Joshua 10:1 Joshua 10:5 Joshua 10:26 ) comp. Josh 12:10 was sacked and burned by the men of Judah, ( Judges 1:21 ) and its citadel finally scaled and occupied by David. ( 2 Samuel 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 Samuel 24:23 ; 1 Chronicles 21:24 1 Chronicles 21:25 )

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Jebusites'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.