"Lord of justice or righteousness." Adonizedek was king in Jerusalem at the time when the Israelites invaded Palestine.1 He formed a confederacy with the other Canaanitish kings against the Israelites, but was utterly routed by Joshua when he was engaged in besieging the Gibeonites. The history of this victory and of the treatment of the five confederated kings is recorded in Josh. 10:1- 27.2



  1. Josh. 10:1, 3.
  2. Comp. Deut. 21:23.


  • Easton, M.G. (1897). Easton's Bible Dictionary. New York: Harper & Brothers.

This article incorporates text from Easton’s Bible Dictionary (1897) by M.G. Easton, which is in the public domain.