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Jebus

(jē`bəs) or

Jebusite

(jĕb`yo͞osīt), in the Bible, a pre-Israelite tribe living in the hill-country of Canaan. They were perhaps the last tribal group to be defeated by Israel and are usually mentioned last in the lists of nations conquered. They are mentioned as the inhabitants of Jerusalem before the Hebrews. Their control lasted till Davidic times. Lingering relationships with remnants of the pre-Israelite tribes, including the Jebusites, remained a problem in the post-exilic era.
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The culture of Jebus was Canaanite, an ancient society which built many towns with well-built houses, in numerous city-states, in industry and commerce and in an alphabet and religion which flourished for two thousand years and were later borrowed by the primitive Hebrews.