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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature

Meri-Baal

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Merib-baal

Meri-ba´al or Merib-baal, a name given to Mephibosheth, son of Jonathan, in ; [MEPHIBOSHETH]. Of the two the latter seems the more correct form. It means 'contender against Baal.' Some think that the difference has arisen from some corruption of the text; but, from the analogy of Ishbosheth, whose original name was Esh-baal, it seems more like a designed alteration, arising probably from the reluctance of the Israelites to pronounce the name of Baal [ISH-BOSHETH].

 

 

 

 


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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Meri-Baal'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature". https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/kbe/m/meri-baal.html.

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