A strongly fortified town near one of the southern passes into the Esdraelon Plain. The tribe of Manasseh was unable to drive the Canaanites out of Ibleam (Josh 17:11; Josh 17:12; Judg 1:27), and it probably remained in Canaanite hands until the time of David. Ahaziah, king of Judah, was wounded by Jehu near Ibleam (2Kgs 9:27), and according to a Greek text it was at Ibleam that Shallum murdered Zechariah, king of Israel (2Kgs 15:10).
11Within Issachar and Asher, Manasseh had Beth-shean and its villages, Ibleam and its villages, the inhabitants of Dor and its villages, the inhabitants of En-d ... View more
12Yet the Manassites could not take possession of those towns; but the Canaanites continued to live in that land.
27Manasseh did not drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shean and its villages, or Taanach and its villages, or the inhabitants of Dor and its villages, or the inh ... View more
Ahaziah of Judah Killed
27When King Ahaziah of Judah saw this, he fled in the direction of Beth-haggan. Jehu pursued him, saying, “Shoot him also!” And they sho ... View more
10Shallum son of Jabesh conspired against him, and struck him down in public and killed him, and reigned in place of him.