Wherefore Adonizedek king of Jerusalem sent unto Hoham king of Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto Japhia king of Lachish, and unto Debir king of Eglon, saying,
1 Chronicles 24:
The sons of Merari by Jaaziah; Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(hoh' ham) Personal name of uncertain meaning, perhaps related to “unlucky.” King of Hebron who joined forces with the king of Jerusalem to punish Gibeon for making an alliance with Joshua (Joshua 10:3 ). He was one of five kings shut in cave, used to show Israel's superiority over the kings by the symbol of Israel's captains putting their feet on the kings' necks, and then killed and hung on a tree (Joshua 10:15-26 ). Thus Joshua gained control of the south, destroying Hebron (Joshua 10:36-37 ).
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Jehovah impels, the king of Hebron who joined the league against Gibeon. He and his allies were defeated (Joshua 10:3,5,16-27 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
King of Hebron (Joshua 10:3). One of the five kings pursued down the pass of Beth-horon, and taken in the cave of Makkedah and slain.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
HOHAM , king of Hebron, formed an alliance with other four kings against Gibeon, but was defeated by Joshua at Beth-horon, and put to death along with his allies at Makkedah ( Joshua 10:3 ff.).
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Woe to them
, king of Hebron, formed an alliance with other four kings against Gibeon, but was defeated by Joshua at Beth-horon, and put to death along with his allies at Makkedah ( Joshua 10:3 ff
- Joshua first took Hebron, and killed the king, whose name was Hoham