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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Eg´lon, a king of Moab, who, assisted by the Ammonites and Amalekites, subdued the Israelites beyond the Jordan, and the southern tribes on this side the river, and made Jericho the seat, or one of the seats, of his government. This subjection to a power always present must have been more galling to the Israelites than any they had previously suffered. It lasted eighteen years, when (B.C. 1428) they were delivered, through the instrumentality of Ehud, who slew the Moabitish king ().





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Eglon'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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