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EGLON:

A king of Moab, who overcame the Israelites and captured the "city of palm-trees," by which is probably meant Jericho (Judges iii. 13). He held the Israelites in subjection for eighteen years, and they were then delivered by Ehud, who assassinated Eglon (ib. 15-26).

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