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Head of a clan descended from Judah. His mother gave him a name connoting pain, though the reason for this is unstated (1 Chr 4:9–10).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
JABEZ (PERSON) [Heb yaʿbēṣ (יַעְבֵּץ)]. A person introduced abruptly into the genealogy of Judah (1 Chr 4:9–10). No other detail regarding him except the content of his prayer is given. There appears to be a play on the name in the text in that the name Jabez is related to “pain” (Heb ʿoṣeb) in v
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JABEZ1. Jabez was a descendant of Judah, but he can be related to no time or family. His brief record appears like a bright light in the otherwise drab genealogies of Chronicles. He had been name Jabez, “he causes pain or sorrow.” In faith he laid hold upon God and sought His blessing, and that faith
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ja´bez (sorrow).1. Apparently a place at which the families of the scribes resided who belonged to the families of the Kenites. 1 Chron. 2:55.2. The name occurs again in the genealogies of Judah, 1 Chron. 4:9, 10, in a passage of remarkable detail inserted in a genealogy again connected with Bethlehem.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
JA´BEZ (jaʹbez; “son of pain”).1. A descendant of Judah, but of what family is not apparent. The only mention made of him is this remarkable account: “And Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother named him Jabez saying, ‘Because I bore him with pain.’ Now Jabez called on the God of