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Ish-Bosheth
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also called Eshbaal. The youngest of the four sons of King Saul and Ahinoam, and a full brother of Jonathan. Following the deaths of his father and brothers in battle, he becomes Israel’s second king and reigns for two years before he is assassinated. Ish-Bosheth, used in 2 Samuel, means “man of shame”; “Eshbaal,” used in 1 Chronicles, means “man of Baal” or “Baal exists.”
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ish-Bosheth, Son of Saul
Ish-Bosheth, Son of Saul (אִישׁ־בֹּשֶׁת‎, ish-bosheth). Also called Eshbaal. The youngest of the four sons of King Saul and Ahinoam, and a full brother of Jonathan. Following the deaths of his father and brothers in battle, he becomes Israel’s second king and reigns for two years before he is assassinated.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ish-Bosheth (Person)
ISH-BOSHETH (PERSON) [Heb ʾı̂s bōšet (אִיס בֹּשֶׁת)]. An alternative, perhaps artificially created name for Saul’s youngest son by Ahinoam bat Ahimaaz, Eshbaal. The present form is found consistently in the MT text of 2 Samuel and is reflected in LXX’s Iebosthe (cf. Memphibosthe, 3:8; 2:8, 10, 12,
Eshbaal (Person)
ESHBAAL (PERSON) [Heb ʾešbaʿal (אֶשְׁבַּעַל)]. The youngest son of Saul ben Kish and Ahinoam bat Ahimaaz, who succeeded his father to the throne of Israel. The name Eshbaal occurs in the Saulide genealogy in 1 Chr 8:33; 9:39. In 2 Samuel the same individual is consistently named ISH-BOSHETH. The alternate
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ish-bosheth
Ish-bosheth. Alternate name for Esh-baal, Saul’s son and successor to Israel’s throne (2 Sm 2–4).See Esh-baal.
Esh-baal
Esh-baal. King Saul’s fourth son, who became Israel’s king after his father’s death. Esh-baal literally means “man of Baal,” or “Baal exists” (1 Chr 8:33; 9:39). During the period of the judges and the early monarchy many Hebrew names were compounded with “baal,” a word that can mean “master” or “possessor.”
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ish-Bosheth
Ish-Bosheth ish-bōʹsheth [Heb. ʾîš-bōšeṯ—‘man of shame’; Gk. Iebosthe]. Called ʾešbaʿal—‘man of Baal’ (1 Ch. 8:33). The original form of the name seems to have been Ishbaal, but because of the reluctance of the post-seventh-century-b.c. Hebrews to use the name Baal, the form Ish-bosheth was substituted.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eshbaal
ESHBAAL King Saul’s fourth son, who became Israel’s king after his father’s death. Eshbaal literally means “man of Baal,” or “Baal exists” (1 Chr 8:33; 9:39). During the period of the judges and the early monarchy, many Hebrew names were compounded with “baal,” a word that can mean “master” or “possessor.”
Ishbosheth
ISHBOSHETH Alternate name for Eshbaal, Saul’s son and successor to Israel’s throne (2 Sm 2–4). See Eshbaal.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ishbaal
Ishbaal (ish-bay´uhl; Heb., “man of Baal”). The fourth son of Saul (2 Sam. 3:14–15). He is actually referred to as Ishbosheth in Hebrew manuscripts of 2 Samuel, but most modern scholars think this is a theologically corrected reading of the original name (changing “man of Baal” to “man of shame”). This
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eshbaal
ESHBAAL. The fourth son of Saul in the genealogical record of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chr 8:33; 9:39). In comparing this record with that found in 2 Sam 2:8, it appears that Eshbaal and Ishbosheth were the same person. Saul and three of his sons were killed in battle (1 Sam 31:2). Only Eshbaal was left
Ishbosheth
ISHBOSHETH. A Heb. name meaning “man of shame.” Comparison of several OT passage indicates that this man was referred to under several names. In 1 Sam 14:49 the name is probably Ishvi (ASV) or Ishui (KJV), unless this is another name for Abinadab (1 Sam 31:2). In 2 Sam 2:8 the name is Ishbosheth. In
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ishbosheth
ISHBOSHETH. The name (2 Sa. 2–4) is commonly thought to have been Eshbaal originally, altered by scribes who wrote bošeṯ (‘shame’) instead of the apparently pagan divine name *Baal. In 1 Ch. 8:33; 9:39 the form Eshbaal is written. Recently a strong case has been argued against this view, bošeṯ being
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Esh-Baal
Esh-Baal (Heb. ʾešbāʿal)The original name of Ishbosheth, son and successor of King Saul (1 Chr. 8:33; 9:39).
Ish-Baal
Ish-Baal (Heb. ʾɩ̂š-baʿal) (also ESH-BAAL)Probable original form of the name of King Saul’s son Ishbosheth (1 Chr. 8:33; 9:39). Most English versions render the name as Esh-baal.
Ishbosheth
Ishbosheth (Heb. ʾɩ̂š-bōšeṯ)The youngest son of Saul, king of Israel after Saul’s death. According to 2 Sam. 2:8–10 after the “men of Judah” anoint David king over the house of Judah at Hebron, Abner, the commander of Saul’s army, takes Ishbosheth to Mahanaim and makes him king over Israel. Ishbosheth’s
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Eshbaal
Eshbaal [ĕshˊbāl] (Heb. ˒ešbā˓al “man of Baal”). The original name of Ishbosheth, one of the sons of King Saul (1 Chr. 8:33; 9:39). See Ishbosheth.
Ishbaal
Ishbaal [ĭshˊbāl] (Heb. ˒îš-ba˓al “man of Baal”).† Probable original form of the name of King Saul’s son Ishbosheth (1 Chr. 8:33; 9:39). Most English versions render the name as Eshbaal.
Ishbosheth
Ishbosheth [ĭsh bōˊshěth] (Heb. ˒îš-bōs̆eṯ “man of shame”). One of Saul’s sons, whose name was changed from Ishbaal (RSV “Eshbaal”), which means “man of Baal” (1 Chr. 8:33; 9:39). Although the “Baal” element of the name, which may be translated literally “lord” or “master,” could have been
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ish-Bosheth
ISH-BOSHETH (Hebrew, “man of the shameful thing”) The son of Saul who was established as king by Abner after the defeat and death of Saul at Mount Gilboa (2 Sam 2:8–11). He was proclaimed “king over Gilead, the Ashurites, Jezreel, Ephraim, Benjamin, and over all Israel.” He was forty years old at the
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ish-bosheth
Ish-bo´sheth (man of shame), the youngest of Saul’s four sons, and his legitimate successor. (b.c. 1058.) Ish-bosheth was “forty years old when he began to reign over Israel, and reigned two years.” 2 Sam. 3:10. During these two years he reigned at Mahanaim, though only in name. The wars and negotiations
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Relatives
Saul Father
Jonathan Brother
Mephibosheth Brother
Abinadab Brother
Armoni Brother
Malchi-shua Brother
Ishvi Brother
Michal Sister
Merab Sister
Kish Grandfather
Mephibosheth Nephew
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