Jeb'usi (Heb. Yebusi'), a word used in the original of a place and its inhabitants.
1. "Jebusi" (הִיּבוּסַר =theJebusite; Sept. Ι᾿εβουσαί, Ι᾿εβοῦς, Vulg. Jebusceus), the name employed for the city of JEBUS, only in the ancient document describing the landmarks and the towns of the allotment of Judah and Benjamin (Jos 15:8; Jos 18:16,28). In the first and last place, the explanatory words, "'which is Jerusalem," are added. In the first, however, our translators have given it as "the Jebusite." A parallel to this mode of designating the town by its inhabitants is found in this very list in Zemaraim (18:22), Avim (ver. 23), Ophni (ver. 24), and Japhletite (16:3), etc.
2. "Jebusite" or "Jebusites," forms indiscriminately employed in the A.Vers., although in the original the name, whether applied to individuals or to thenation, is never found in the plural; always singular. The full form isהִיּבוּסַי; but in a few places viz. 2Sa 5; 2Sa 6; 2Sa 24:16,18; 1Ch 21:18 only--it is "defectively" written הִיבֻסַי. Without the article, יבוּסַי it occurs in 2Sa 5:8; 1Ch 11:6;
Zec 9:7. In the first two of these the force is much increased by removing the article introduced in- the A. Vers., and reading "and smiteth a Jebusite." See JEBUSITE