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Lexicon :: Strong's H378 - 'îš-bšeṯ

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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The following spelling is supported by Strongs and Gesenius: איש-בשת.

Strong’s Definitions

אִישׁ־בֹּשֶׁת ʼÎysh-Bôsheth, eesh-bo'-sheth; from H376 and H1322; man of shame; Ish-Bosheth, a son of King Saul:—Ish-bosheth.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x

The KJV translates Strong's H378 in the following manner: Ishbosheth (11x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x
The KJV translates Strong's H378 in the following manner: Ishbosheth (11x).
  1. Ishbosheth = "man of shame"

    1. surviving son of Saul, king of Israel for 7 years while David was king over Judah; succeeded by David who united the kingdom

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אִישׁ־בֹּשֶׁת ʼÎysh-Bôsheth, eesh-bo'-sheth; from H376 and H1322; man of shame; Ish-Bosheth, a son of King Saul:—Ish-bosheth.
STRONGS H378: Abbreviations
אִישׁבּֿ֫שֶׁת proper name, masculine Ishbosheth (for אִישׁ בַּעַל man of Baal see בּשֶׁת, בַּעַל & Diή βααλ MBAk, June 1881)
1. son of Saul, & king of Israel, with David as rival 2 Samuel 2:8, 10, 12, 15; 2 Samuel 3:8, 14, 15; 2 Samuel 4:5, 8 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 4:12; also 2 Samuel 4:1; 2 Samuel 4:2 Greek Version of the LXX Dr compare We; = אֶשְׁבָּ֑עַל [H792 1 Chronicles 8:33; 1 Chronicles 9:39]; compare also
2. 2 Samuel 23:8, where read אשׁבשׁת for ישׁב בשׁבת so Greek Version of the LXX We Dr; one of David's heroes; see יָשָׁבְעָם 1 Chronicles 11:11; 1 Chronicles 27:2.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

2 Samuel

2:8; 2:10; 2:12; 2:15; 3:8; 3:14; 3:15; 4:1; 4:2; 4:5; 4:8; 4:12; 23:8

1 Chronicles

11:11; 27:2


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H378 matches the Hebrew אִישׁ־בּשֶׁת ('îš-bšeṯ),
which occurs 22 times in 10 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:8 - But Abner the son of Ner, captain of Saul's host, took Ishbosheth H378 the son of Saul, and brought him over to Mahanaim;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:10 - Ishbosheth H378 Saul's son was forty years old when he began to reign over Israel, and reigned two years. But the house of Judah followed David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:12 - And Abner the son of Ner, and the servants of Ishbosheth H378 the son of Saul, went out from Mahanaim to Gibeon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:15 - Then there arose and went over by number twelve of Benjamin, which pertained to Ishbosheth H378 the son of Saul, and twelve of the servants of David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:8 - Then was Abner very wroth for the words of Ishbosheth, H378 and said, Am I a dog's head, which against Judah do shew kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hand of David, that thou chargest me to day with a fault concerning this woman?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:14 - And David sent messengers to Ishbosheth H378 Saul's son, saying, Deliver me my wife Michal, which I espoused to me for an hundred foreskins of the Philistines.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:15 - And Ishbosheth H378 sent, and took her from her husband, even from Phaltiel the son of Laish.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:5 - And the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah, went, and came about the heat of the day to the house of Ishbosheth, H378 who lay on a bed at noon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:8 - And they brought the head of Ishbosheth H378 unto David to Hebron, and said to the king, Behold the head of Ishbosheth H378 the son of Saul thine enemy, which sought thy life; and the LORD hath avenged my lord the king this day of Saul, and of his seed.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:12 - And David commanded his young men, and they slew them, and cut off their hands and their feet, and hanged them up over the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ishbosheth, H378 and buried it in the sepulchre of Abner in Hebron.
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