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Jabez (descendant of Judah)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jabez
Jabez (יַעְבֵּץ‎, ya'bets). 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).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jabez (Person)
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
Jabez (Person)
Jabez (Person). Member of Judah’s tribe who was noted for his godliness. He prayed for God’s protection and his prayer was answered (1 Chr 4:9, 10).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jabez
Jabez jāʹbez [Heb. yaʿbēṣ] (1 Ch. 4:9f.). The head of a family of Judah, noted for his honorable character. The popular explanation of his name is that his mother bore him in pain (Heb. ʿōṣeḇ); this play on words is continued in Jabez’ prayer that God would keep him from pain (Heb. ʿāṣaḇ; cf.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jabez (Person)
JABEZ (Person) Member of Judah’s tribe who was noted for his godliness. He prayed for God’s protection, and his prayer was answered (1 Chr 4:9–10).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jabez
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
Jabez
JABEZ (Heb. ya‘bēṣ, ‘he makes sorrowful’). 1. A city, evidently in Judah, inhabited by ‘the families of the scribes’ (1 Ch. 2:55). 2. The head of a family of the tribe of Judah (1 Ch. 4:9–10), an ‘honourable’ man whose prayer God answered. For discussion of a play on the Heb. words here, see C. F.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jabez
Jabez (Heb. yaʿbēṣ) (PERSON)The eponymous ancestor of a Judahite family (1 Chr. 4:9). The popular etymology that his name derives from a difficult childbirth (Heb. ʿōṣeḇ, “pain”) is implicit in his prayer for protection from harm (ʿoṣbɩ̂, 1 Chr. 4:10).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jabez (Person)
JABEZ [jāˊbĭz] (Heb. ya˓bēṣ) (PERSON). The eponymous ancestor of a Judahite family (1 Chr. 4:9). The popular etymology that his name derives from a difficult childbirth (Heb. ˓ōṣeḇ “pain”) is implicit in his prayer for protection from harm (˓āṣaḇ, v. 10).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jabez
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
Jabez
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
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Jabez
Jabezaffliction. (1.) A descendant of Judah, of whom it is recorded that “God granted him that which he requested” (1 Chr. 4:9, 10).(2.) A place inhabited by several families of the scribes (1 Chr. 2:55).