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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
JABEZ. 1. A city in Judah occupied by scribes, the descendants of Caleb ( 1 Chronicles 2:55 ). 2. A man of the family of Judah, noted for his ‘honourable’ character ( 1 Chronicles 4:9 ff.); called Ya’bÃ§ts , which is rendered as if it stood for Ya’tsÃ§b , ‘he causes pain.’ In his vow ( 1 Chronicles 4:10 ) there is again a play upon his name.
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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Jabez'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/j/jabez.html. 1909.