Ishbosheth

Son of Saul (2 Sam. 3:14); originally called Eshbaal (1 Chron. 8:33) but changed by editors when ‘Baal’ became unacceptable. Ishbosheth (Ishbaal in NRSV) tried to rule the tribes at Mahanaim after the death of Saul (2 Sam. 2:8–10), and to rally them against the succession of his father by David. But Judah held out and remained loyal to David. Ishbosheth was murdered and so ended the dynasty of Saul. The two murderers, Rechab and Baanah, brought the head of Ishbosheth in triumph to David. He expressed outrage and had the two murderers executed (2 Sam. 4:12).

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  • Ishbosheth — ▪ king of Israel also spelled  Isboseth , also called  Ishbaal , or  Eshbaal  flourished 11th century BC       in the Old Testament (II Samuel 2:8–4:12), fourth son of King Saul and the last representative of his family to be king over Israel… …   Universalium

  • 2 Samuel 2 — 1 And it came to pass after this, that David enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah? And the LORD said unto him, Go up. And David said, Whither shall I go up? And he said, Unto Hebron. 2 So David went up… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • 2 Samuel 3 — 1 Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker. 2 And unto David were sons born in Hebron: and his firstborn was Amnon, of Ahinoam… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • 2 Samuel 4 — 1 And when Saul s son heard that Abner was dead in Hebron, his hands were feeble, and all the Israelites were troubled. 2 And Saul s son had two men that were captains of bands: the name of the one was Baanah, and the name of the other Rechab,… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • 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

  • biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …   Universalium

  • New Chronology (Rohl) — Not to be confused with New Chronology (Fomenko). New Chronology is the term used to describe an alternative Chronology of the ancient Near East developed by English Egyptologist David Rohl and other researchers[1] beginning with A Test of Time:… …   Wikipedia

  • Mahanaim —    Two camps, a place near the Jabbok, beyond Jordan, where Jacob was met by the angels of God, and where he divided his retinue into two hosts on his return from Padan aram (Gen. 32:2). This name was afterwards given to the town which was built… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Abner — In the Book of Samuel, Abner (Biblical Hebrew for father of [or is a] light ), is first cousin to Saul and commander in chief of his army (1 Samuel 14:50, 20:25). He is only referred to incidentally in Saul s history (1 Samuel 17:55, 26:5), and… …   Wikipedia

  • Baal — Ba al (pronounced: IPA| [baʕal] ; Hebrew: בעל) (ordinarily spelled Baal in English) is a Northwest Semitic title and honorific meaning master or lord that is used for various gods who were patrons of cities in the Levant, cognate to Assyrian Bēlu …   Wikipedia

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