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Meribbaal
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Mephibosheth, Son of Jonathan
Mephibosheth, Son of Jonathan (מְרִיב־בַּעַל‎, meriv-ba'al; מְפִיבֹשֶׁת‎, mephivosheth). Crippled son of Jonathan and grandson of Saul (2 Sam 4:4; 9:6–13; 16:1–4). After David becomes king of Israel, he gives Mephibosheth all of the property that had belonged to Saul and treats Mephibosheth as one of his
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Mephibosheth (Person)
MEPHIBOSHETH (PERSON) [Heb mĕpı̂bōšet (מְפִיבֹשֶׁת)]. The purported name of two members of the house of Saul. The literal meaning of the name in Hebrew, “from the mouth of shame” or “from the mouth of (the deity) Boshet,” is problematic and appears to result from a religiously motivated alteration
Merib-Baal (Person)
MERIB-BAAL (PERSON) [Heb mĕrı̂b-baʿal (מְרִיב־בַּעַל‎); mĕrı̂-baʿal (מְרִי־בַּעַל)]. The son of Jonathan, and grandson of Saul ben Kish. The Hebrew name is spelled mĕrı̂b-baʿal in 1 Chr 8:34 (2x), 9:40, but mĕrı̂-baʿal in its second occurrence in 9:40. The LXX reads Meribaal for both occurrences in
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Merib-baal
Merib-baal. Original name for Mephibosheth, the handicapped son of Jonathan (1 Chr 8:34; 9:40). The name means “Baal contends” and is displaced by the later name (Mephibosheth, meaning “idol breaker”) in 2 Samuel (4:4; 9:6; 17:21). The substitution of bosheth (shame) for baal (lord) was not uncommon
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Mephibosheth
1. Son of Saul by his concubine Rizpah, daughter of Aiah (2 S. 21:8). David gave him, his brother Armoni, and five grandsons of Saul to the Gibeonites to expiate the “bloodguilt” incurred by Saul’s house (cf. v 3) for Saul’s violation of the ancient covenant with the Gibeonites (Josh. 9). To alleviate
Merib-Baal
Merib-Baal mer-ə-bāʹəl [Heb merîḇ-baʿal (1 Ch. 8:34; 9:40), merî-ḇaʿal (9:40)]. The original name of Mephibosheth (2) the grandson of Saul. The name appears in two forms in 9:40. Some commentators have conjectured that merî-ḇaʿal (“hero of Baal”) was the original form, later changed to
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Meribbaal
MERIBBAAL Original name for Mephibosheth, the handicapped son of Jonathan (1 Chr 8:34; 9:40). The name means “Baal contends” and is displaced by the later name (Mephibosheth, meaning “idol breaker”) in 2 Samuel 4:4 and 9:6. The substitution of bosheth (“shame”) for baal (“lord”) was not uncommon when
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Mephibosheth
Mephibosheth (mi-fib´oh-sheth; Heb., “out of the mouth of shame”), an intentionally distorted form of the original name Mippi-baal (Heb., “out of the mouth of Baal”). Baal, which means “lord,” was used as a simple epithet for God, but because the epithet was also used for a major Canaanite deity, later
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Meribbaal
Meribbaal (Heb. mĕrɩ̂ḇ-baʿal)Saul’s grandson and the son of Jonathan (1 Chr. 8:34; 9:40). In 1-2 Samuel the name (“from the mouth of Baal”) is changed to Mephibosheth (“from the mouth of shame”).See Mephibosheth 2.
Mephibosheth
Mephibosheth (Heb. mĕp̱ɩ̂ḇōšeṯ) (also MERIBBAAL)1. A son of Saul by his concubine Rizpah (2 Sam. 21:8). Along with his brother Armoni and five of Saul’s grandsons, Mephibosheth was handed over to the Gibeonites for impalement in order to avenge the bloodguilt incurred by Saul’s house and thus put
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Merib-Baal
MER´IB-BA´AL (merʹib-baʹal; “contender with Baal”). The son of Jonathan (1 Chron. 8:34; 9:40), who in 2 Samuel is called Mephibosheth (which see) by substitution of Heb. bōshet (“shame”) for the false god.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Merib-baal
Merib-baalcontender with Baal, (1 Chr. 8:34; 9:40), elsewhere called Mephibosheth (2 Sam. 4:4), the son of Jonathan.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Meribbaal
MeribbaalMeribbaal (mair-i-bayʹuhl; Heb., meaning uncertain, perhaps ‘Baal [deity] is an advocate’ or ‘hero of Baal’), the crippled son of Jonathan and grandson of King Saul (1 Chron. 8:34). The name usually occurs as Mephibosheth, an alteration of Meribaal where the name Baal, often associated with
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Merib-Baal
MERIB-BAAL [MER ib BAY uhl] (contender against Baal) — a son of Jonathan (1 Chr. 8:34) and grandson of King Saul. Merib-baal is the same person as Mephibosheth No. 1 (2 Sam. 9:6).