Thebez

Thebez (Thee´biz)

A city near Shechem, part of the sphere of control of Abimelech, the son of Gideon (Judg 9). Like Shechem, Thebez had a migdal, often translated “strong tower,” but better translated “fortress-temple of the Strong One” (i.e., the deity El). Here Abimelech met his death (Judg 9:50-54; remembered in 2Sam 11:21).

Judg 9

Abimelech Attempts to Establish a Monarchy
1Now Abimelech son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother's kinsfolk and said to them and to the whole clan of hi ... View more

Judg 9:50-54

50Then Abimelech went to Thebez, and encamped against Thebez, and took it.51But there was a strong tower within the city, and all the men and women and all the ... View more

2Sam 11:21

21Who killed Abimelech son of Jerubbaal? Did not a woman throw an upper millstone on him from the wall, so that he died at Thebez? Why did you go so near the wa ... View more

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