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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Ish-bo'sheth. (man of shame). The youngest of Saul's four sons, and his legitimate successor. (B.C. 1068). Ish-bosheth was "forty years old when he began to reign over Israel, and reigned two years." 2 Samuel 3:10.
During these two years, he reigned at Mahanaim, though only in name. The wars and negotiations with David were entirely carried on by Abner. 2 Samuel 2:12; 2 Samuel 3:6; 2 Samuel 3:12. The death of Abner deprived the house of Saul, of its last remaining support. When Ish-bosheth heard of it, "his hands were feeble, and all the Israelites were troubled." He was murdered in his bed.
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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Ishbosheth'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/i/ishbosheth.html. 1901.