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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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.
Bringing the head of Ishbaal to David in triumph, the
killers proclaim, "Here is the head of Ishbaal, son of Saul, your