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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
ICHABOD . Son of Phinehas and grandson of Eli. The name means ‘inglorious,’ but probably should be ‘Jahweh is glory,’ from an original Jochebed . If this guess be well founded, then the turn given to the story in 1 Samuel 4:21 is due to a desire to mould it on the story of the birth of Benjamin in Genesis 35:18 .
W. F. Cobb.
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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Ichabod'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/i/ichabod.html. 1909.