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[jeb-yuh-sahyt] /ˈdʒɛb yəˌsaɪt/
a member of an ancient Canaanite people that lived in Jebus.
Origin of Jebusite
1525-35; Jebus + -ite1
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[jeb-yuh-sit-ik] /ˌdʒɛb yəˈsɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
Jebusitical, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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the name of the original inhabitants of Jebus, mentioned frequently among the seven nations doomed to destruction (Gen. 10:16; 15:21; Ex. 3:8, 17; 13:5, etc.). At the time of the arrival of the Israelites in Palestine they were ruled by Adonizedek (Josh. 10:1, 23). They were defeated by Joshua, and their king was slain; but they were not entirely driven out of Jebus till the time of David, who made it the capital of his kingdom instead of Hebron. The site on which the temple was afterwards built belonged to Araunah, a Jebusite, from whom it was purchased by David, who refused to accept it as a free gift (2 Sam. 24:16-25; 1 Chr. 21:24, 25).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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