Ish-bosheth

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Ish-bosheth

(ĭsh-bō`shĕth, ĭsh-bŏsh`ĕth), in the Bible, son of Saul, and his would-be successor. An alternate form is Esh-baal. For the relation between the names of this man, see BaalBaal
, plural Baalim
[Semitic,=master, lord], name used throughout the Bible for the chief deity or for deities of Canaan. The term was originally an epithet applied to the storm god Hadad.
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Moreover, 2 Samuel 2:8 makes it obvious that a son of Saul, Ishbaal (reading Ishbaal for MT Ish-bosheth), lives on beyond the deaths of Saul and his other sons.
Bringing the head of Ishbaal to David in triumph, the
killers proclaim, "Here is the head of Ishbaal, son of Saul, your
El premio que Yahve le habia reservado al joven David, cuando este era solo un muchacho que cuidaba las ovejas de su padre, se hallaba ahora a su alcance; pero por el momento David era solamente rey de Juda, pues Abner, primo de Saul y general de su ejercito, corono a Ishbaal, uno de los hijos sobrevivientes del fallecido monarca como "rey de todo Israel".
Abner, general del ejercito de Israel, envio un mensaje a David, ofreciendole traicionar al hijo de Saul, Ishbaal.
Dos capitanes de su ejercito, Baana y Recab, siguiendo el ejemplo de su general muerto, buscaron ganarse el favor de David entregandole a este la cabeza de Ishbaal.
Thus, contrary to the biblical version, David was directly involved in the deaths of Saul and his sons, the murders of Ishbaal and Abner, Amnon and Absalom, and many others.
Although he argues that there is little evidence with which to reconstruct the central organization of the reign of Saul, he has sufficient confidence in the historical veracity of the text to suggest that Ishbaal and Saul presided over regional chiefdoms.