Bible: Joshua 11:1-11
Israel Defeats a Northern Coalition
11:1 When King Jabin of Hazor 1 heard the news, he organized a coalition, including 2 King Jobab of Madon, the king of Shimron, the king of Acshaph, 11:2 and the northern kings who ruled in 3 the hill country, the Arabah south of Kinnereth, 4 the lowlands, and the heights of Dor to the west. 11:3 Canaanites came 5 from the east and west; Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, and Jebusites from the hill country; and Hivites from below Hermon in the area 6 of Mizpah. 11:4 These kings came out with their armies; they were as numerous as the sand on the seashore and had a large number of horses and chariots. 7 11:5 All these kings gathered and joined forces 8 at the Waters of Merom to fight Israel.
11:10 At that time Joshua turned, captured Hazor, 14 and struck down its king with the sword, for Hazor was at that time 15 the leader of all these kingdoms. 11:11 They annihilated everyone who lived there with the sword 16 – no one who breathed remained – and burned 17 Hazor.