Piram (Pi´ruhm; Heb., “wild ass”?)

The king of Jarmuth and one of the Amorite allies who attempted to stop Joshua at Gibeon (Josh 10:3-11), only to be killed and hung (Josh 10:22-26). Jarmuth is probably modern Khirbet Yarmuk, about fifteen miles southwest of Jerusalem.

Josh 10:3-11

3So King Adoni-zedek of Jerusalem sent a message to King Hoham of Hebron, to King Piram of Jarmuth, to King Japhia of Lachish, and to King Debir of Eglon, sayin ... View more

Josh 10:22-26

22Then Joshua said, “Open the mouth of the cave, and bring those five kings out to me from the cave.”23They did so, and brought the five kings out to him from t ... View more

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