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Dictionaries :: Jabesh

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Easton's Bible Dictionary


dry. (1.) For Jabesh-Gilead (1Sa 11:3,9,10).

(2.) The father of Shallum (2Ki 15:10,13,14), who usurped the throne of Israel on the death of Zachariah.

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary


dryness; confusion; shame

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


ja'-besh (yabhesh): A short form of JABESH-GILEAD (which see).

Smith's Bible Dictionary



(1.) Father of Shallum, the fifteenth king of Israel (2 Kings 15:10; 15:13; 15:14).

(2.) Jabesh‐gilead, or Jabesh in the territory of Gilead. In its widest sense Gilead included the half tribe of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 27:21) as well as the tribes of Gad and Reuben (Numbers 32:1-42) east of the Jordan; and of the cities of Gilead, Jabesh was the chief. It is first mentioned in Judges 21:8-14. Being attacked subsequently by Nahash the Ammonite, it gave Saul an opportunity of displaying his prowess in its defence (1 Samuel 11:1-15). Eusebius places it beyond the Jordan, six miles from Pella on the mountain road to Gerasa; where its name is probably preserved in the Wady Yabes.


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