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Jabesh

Smith's Bible Dictionary

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Ja'besh. (dry).

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

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.

Bibliography Information
Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Jabesh'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​sbd/​j/jabesh.html. 1901.
 
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