- man-killer, or sacrifice, one of the two kings who led the vast
host of the Midianites who invaded the land of Israel
, and over
gained a great and decisive victory (Judg. 8). Zebah
and Zalmunna had succeeded in escaping across the Jordan
remnant of the Midianite host, but were overtaken at Karkor,
probably in the Hauran, and routed by Gideon
. The kings were
taken alive and brought back across the Jordan; and confessing
that they had personally taken part in the slaughter of Gideon's
brothers, they were put to death (comp. 1 Sam. 12:11; Isa.
10:26; Ps. 83:11).