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Adoni-zedec: Lord of justice or righteousness, was king in Jerusalem at the time
when the Israelites invaded Palestine
(Joshua 10:1,3) He formed a
confederacy with the other Canaanitish kings against the Israelites,
but was utterly routed by Joshua when he was engaged in besieging the
Gibeonites. The history of this victory and of the treatment of the
five confederated kings is recorded in
(Joshua 10:1-27) Comp.
(Deuteronomy 21:23) Among the Tell Amarna tablets
are some very interesting letters from Adoni-zedec to the King of
Egypt. These illustrate in a very remarkable manner the history
(Joshua 23:1-16) and indeed throw light on the wars of
conquest generally, so that they may be read as a kind of commentary
on the book of Joshua. Here the conquering career of the Abiri
(i.e., Hebrews) is graphically described: "Behold, I say that the
land of the king my lord is ruined", "The wars are mighty against
me", "The Hebrew chiefs plunder all the king's lands", "Behold, I
the chief of the Amorites am breaking to pieces." Then he implores
the king of Egypt to send soldiers to help him, directing that the
army should come by sea to Ascalon or Gaza, and thence march to
Wru-sa-lim (Jerusalem) by the valley of Elah.