Smith's Bible Dictionary


Ja'bin. (whom God observes).

1. King of Hazor, who organized a confederacy of the northern princes against the Israelites. Jos 11:1-3, Joshua surprised the allied forces by the waters of Merom, Jos 11:7, and utterly routed them. (B.C. 1448). During the ensuing wars, Joshua again attacked Jabin, and burnt his city. Jos 11:1-14.

2. A king of Hazor, whose general, Sisera, was defeated by Barak. Jdg 4:2; Jdg 4:13. (B.C. 1316).


Taken from: Smith's Bible Dictionary by Dr. William Smith (1884)