Ish-bosheth (Eshbaal)

(fl. 11th cent BCE)
   Israelite prince, son of Saul. After Saul and his other sons died in battle, Ish-bosheth was proclaimed king by Saul's general, Abner (II Samuel 2:8-9). Abner led the war against David (II Samuel 2:12-17; 3:6), but eventually abandoned Ish-bosheth. According to II Samuel 4, Ish-bosheth was murdered by Rechab and Baanah.

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  • Ish-bosheth — (hebrew|אִֽישְׁבֹּ֫שֶׁת; Standard: unicode|Ishbóshet; Tiberian: unicode|ʼΚbṓšeṯ) also called Eshbaal (hebrew|אֶשְׁבַּ֫עַל; Standard: unicode|Eshbáʻal; Tiberian: unicode|ʼEšbáʻal), Ashbaal or Ishbaal, appears in the Hebrew Bible. He was one of… …   Wikipedia

  • Ish-bosheth —    Man of shame or humiliation, the youngest of Saul s four sons, and the only one who survived him (2 Sam. 2 4). His name was originally Eshbaal (1 Chr. 8:33; 9:39). He was about forty years of age when his father and three brothers fell at the… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Eshbaal —    Man of Baal, the fourth son of king Saul (1 Chr. 8:33; 9:39). He is also called Ish bosheth (q.v.), 2 Sam. 2:8 …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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  • EUPHEMISM AND DYSPHEMISM — Euphemism Euphemism is the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive word or term for one that is indelicate, blasphemous, or taboo. Various types of euphemisms are found in the Bible, including (1) avoidance of direct implication of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • MEPHIBOSHETH — (Heb. מְפִיבֹשֶׁת), a son of Jonathan and a grandson of Saul; called Merib Baal (מְרִיב־בַּעַל) or Meribaal (מְרִיבַעַל) in the genealogy of the house of Saul (I Chron. 8:34; 9:40) where the name is parallel to Eshbaal (see ish bosheth ). The… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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