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Eglon (ĕg'lon), calf-like. 1. King of the Moabites, who held the Israelites in bondage eighteen years. Judges 3:14. He formed an alliance with the Ammonites and Amalekites, and took possession of Jericho, where he resided, and where he was afterward assassinated, by Ehud. See Ehud. 2. An Amorite town in Judah. Joshua 10:3-5; Joshua 15:39; now ʾAjlan, a hill of ruins, ten miles northeast of Gaza.


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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Eglon'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/rpd/e/eglon.html. 1893.

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