-Jabin I: B.C.E.
1450 and Jabin II B.C.E. 1300. The name Jabin means,
Jabin is the name of two kings of Hazor:.Joshua
11:1-13; Judges 4:2,3.
-Jabin I: A powerful king in the
time of Joshua, at
Hazor in the north of Canaan
in northern Palestine
near lake Merom, where the battle was fought, who, with northern confederate
kings raised an enormous
army to defeat ancient.Israel.
Here for the first time the Israelites encountered the iron chariots and
horses of the Canaanites.
So large was it, it was 'as great as all the sand on the seashore'.
Jabin allied with the northern kings, Jobab of Madon, the kings of Shimron,
Achshaph, etc., who were north of the mountains of Naphtali and in the
Arabah, south of Chinneroth, i.e.
the Ghor, south of the sea of Galilee.(map),
But, the league which he organized to crush Israel only made his own
ruin more complete, once God intervened:.Joshua
early in the history of Israel the kings of the south and the north.(Daniel
11).appear on the
scene and perish. Hazor was rebuilt in the interval
between Jabin I and Jabin II.
Jabin II threw off Israel's yoke
and oppressed Israel. Their previous oppressors, the kings of Mesopotamia
Rishathaim and Eglon,
were outside, not within the promised land, as Jabin II was. Why
was Israel constantly
1300. The king of Hazor, called
"the king of Canaan" overpowered the Israelites of the north one hundred
and sixty years after Joshua's death in the times of Jabin
I and for twenty years held them in painful subjection.
Jabin II's general named Sisera was defeated by Deborah and Barak and
their army of ten thousand.."For
20 years he mightily oppressed the children of Israel",.until
unto the Lord".brought
a deliverer, the great lady Deborah and her friend Barak:.Judges
4:3-6. The whole population were paralyzed with fear and gave way to
Deborah and Barak aroused the national spirit and gathered together
ten thousand men, gaining a great and decisive victory over Jabin II in
the plain of Esdraelon:.Judges
4:10-16. This was the first great victory Israel had gained since the
days of Joshua. They never needed to fight another battle with the Canaanites:.Judges
He was son of Zeruiah, David's
sister and brother of Abishai and Asahel and was the commander of David's
army during almost the whole of his reign:.2Samuel
He was a complex
man as you will see, yet
he was a valiant
warrior and an able general and his great influence on public affairs was
often exerted for good, but he was impulsive
and showed it by a 'killing and move on' attitude,
rather than a 'save and help him to live' attitude:.2Samuel
He was loyal
to and dedicatedto
helping David, albeit,
by following mostly his impetuous
thinking on matters where he wasn't told specifically
how to handle them, such as his killing of David's son Absalom
who was in revolt against his father. But Joab wasn't out for self-glory:.2Samuel
Joab was imperious,
and could be unscrupulous.
his cousin Amasa:.2Samuel
Note also his bearing
19:1-6. Note his connivance
with David in the matter of Uriah:.2Samuel
11:5,14-17. Note his slaying of Absalom, David's son:.2Samuel
18:9,10,14,15. Note also his conspiring
with Adonijah, another of David's sons, against the divinely appointed
heir to the throne:.1Kings
No doubt at this time, seeing
David being of old age, Joab, being the selfish opportunist
that he was, wanted to secure his future and saw his best chance for this
with Adonijah and not with Solomon.
Solomon reigned. David made
sure of that:.1Kings
Solomon then ordered Joab
to be put to death:.1Kings
Comprised with Easton's
Bible Dictionary: the name Joppa means beauty, It's a town in the
portion of the area where the tribe of
Dan was. Joppo is also called Japho. It is situated on a sandy promontory
and Gaza and at a distance of 30 miles north-west from Jerusalem.
It is one of the oldest towns in Asia. It was and still is the chief seaport
It was never wrested
from the Phoenicians. It became
a Jewish town only in B.C.E.
the second century. It was from this port that Jonah."took
ship to flee from the presence of the Lord":.Jonah
1:1-3). To this place also the wood cut in Lebanon by Hiram's men for
Solomon was brought in floats:.2Chronicles
2:16. And here the material for the building of the second temple was
At Joppa, in the house of
Simon the tanner, Peter
resided many days:.Acts
9:36-43. Joppa bears the modern name of Jaffa. Joppa has been often
overthrown, sacked, pillaged, burned and rebuilt. Its present population
is said to be about 16,000. It was taken by the French under Napoleon in
1799 A.D., who
gave orders for the massacre here of 4,000 prisoners. It is connected with
Jerusalem by the only carriage road that exists in the country and also
by a railway completed in 1892. It is noticed on monuments B.C.E. 1600-1300
and was attacked by Sennacharib B.C.E.