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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References in classic literature ?
Of the minor characters: Ishbosheth, line 58, is Richard Cromwell; Zimri, 544 ff.
The reign of Ishbosheth was legitimate, but short lived, as he ruled only two years over the northern kingdom of Israel before his assassination.
41) In the Bible, however, Saul's son Ishbosheth rebukes Saul's former general Abner for having gone into the dead Saul's concubine.
There was a falling out between Ishbosheth and his commander, Abner, and Abner offered to bring all of Saul's realm with him to David.