Mephibosheth


Mephibosheth
On hearing the news of the death of Jonathan (Mephibosheth's father) and Saul (his grandfather), his nurse dropped the infant Mephibosheth in her haste (2 Sam. 4:4), after which he was permanently lame. David treated him generously, even when he was implicated in the plot of Absalom to seize the throne (2 Sam. 16:1–4). It is likely that Meribbaal (1 Chron. 8:34) is another name for the same person; ‘bosheth’, meaning ‘shame’, was substituted for the objectionable word ‘baal’.

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  • 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

  • Mephibosheth — was the name of two men of the family of Saul, who is stated in the books of Samuel of the Hebrew Bible to have been the first king of ancient Israel: The name of Saul s son by the concubine Rizpah, daughter of Aiah. During the reign of King… …   Wikipedia

  • Mephibosheth —    Exterminator of shame; i.e., of idols.    1) The name of Saul s son by the concubine Rizpah (q.v.), the daughter of Aiah. He and his brother Armoni were with five others hanged on a hill before the Lord by the Gibeonites, and their bodies… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Mephibosheth — Merib baal ist nach biblischer Überlieferung der Sohn von Jonatan und Enkel von König Saul, (2.Samuel) Da sein Onkel Isch baal geächtet ist, ist der Fünfjährige der Thronanwärter aus dem Hause Saul, nachdem der König und seine Söhne in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mephibosheth — /meuh fib euh sheth /, n. a son of Jonathan, and the grandson of Saul. II Sam 4:4. * * * …   Universalium

  • Mephibosheth — /meuh fib euh sheth /, n. a son of Jonathan, and the grandson of Saul. II Sam 4:4 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 2 Samuel 9 — 1 And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan s sake? 2 And there was of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • ZIBA — (Heb. צִיבָא), servant of the house of saul , probably the official keeper of the household. Ziba informed david about the whereabouts of mephibosheth , the lame son of jonathan , when David sought to locate the surviving members of the house of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • List of minor biblical figures — This list contains persons named in the Bible of minor notability, about whom either nothing or very little is known, aside from any family connections. This literature related list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. Contents: A B C D …   Wikipedia

  • 2 Samuel 19 — 1 And it was told Joab, Behold, the king weepeth and mourneth for Absalom. 2 And the victory that day was turned into mourning unto all the people: for the people heard say that day how the king was grieved for his son. 3 And the people gat them… …   The King James version of the Bible


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