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A strongly fortified town near one of the southern passes into the Esdraelon Plain. The tribe of Manasseh was unable to drive the Canaanites out of Ibleam (Josh 17:11; Josh 17:12; Judg 1:27), and it probably remained in Canaanite hands until the time of David. Ahaziah, king of Judah, was wounded by Jehu near Ibleam (2Kgs 9:27), and according to a Greek text it was at Ibleam that Shallum murdered Zechariah, king of Israel (2Kgs 15:10).