1. Exposition

Is “Adoni-bezek” a title or name?

Judges 1:5 (ESV)

5 They found Adoni-bezek at Bezek and fought against him and defeated the Canaanites and the Perizzites.

This is most likely a title instead of an actual name, meaning Lord of Bezek, referring to the governor or mayor of the city.1 It is akin to the Prince of Wales, or the Duke of Gloucester.2