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(Heb. Yabesh', יָבֵשׁ, dry, as in Job 41:25; Ezekiel 17:24, etc.; also written fully Yabeysh', יָבֵישׁ, 1 Samuel 11:1; 1 Samuel 11:3; 1 Samuel 11:5; 1 Samuel 11:10; 1 Samuel 31:11; 2 Samuel 2:4-5; 1 Chronicles 10:12, first time), the name of a place and also of a man.

1. (Sept. in Samuel Ι᾿αβίς , in Chronicles Γαβείς ) The shorter form (1 Samuel 11:3; 1 Samuel 11:9-10; 1 Samuel 20:12-13; 1 Chronicles 10:12, only) of the name of the city elsewhere called JABESH-GILEAD (See JABESH-GILEAD) (q.v.).

2. (Sept. Ι᾿αβείς v. r. Ἀβείς, Joseph. Ιάβησος , Ant. Ix, 11, 1.) The father of Shallum, which latter usurped the throne of Israel by the assassination of Zachariah (2 Kings 15:10; 2 Kings 15:13-14). B.C. ante 770.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Jabesh'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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