Piram

Pi'ram (Heb. Pirame', פַּראָם, like a wild ass, i.e. fleet; Sept. (Φιδών, v. r. Alex. Φεραάμ, Vulg. Pharam), the Amoritish king of Jarmuth at the time of Joshua's conquest of Canaan (Jos 10:3). B.C. cir. 1618. With his four confederates he was defeated in the great battle before Gibeon, and fled for refuge to the cave at Makkedah, the entrance to which was closed by Joshua's command. At the close of the long day's slaughter and pursuit, the five kings were brought from their hiding-place, and hanged upon five trees till sunset, when their bodies were taken down and cast into the cave "wherein they had been hid" (Jos 10:27) Smith. SEE JARMUTH.

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