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Ich´abod (where is the glory), son of Phinehas and grandson of Eli. He is only known from the unhappy circumstances of his birth, which occasioned this name to be given to him. The pains of labor came upon his mother when she heard that the ark of God was taken, that her husband was slain in battle, and that these tidings had proved fatal to his father Eli. They were death-pains to her; and when those around sought to cheer her, saying, 'Fear not, for thou hast borne a son,' she only answered by giving him the name of Ichabod, saying, 'The glory is departed from Israel' (); B.C. 1141. The name again occurs in [ELI].





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Ichabod'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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