Mephibosheth


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Mephibosheth

(mĭfĭb`əshĕth), in the Bible. 1 JonathanJonathan
[short for Jehonathan, Heb.,=Yahweh has given]. 1 In the Bible, Saul's son and David's friend, killed at the battle of Mt. Gilboa. David showed kindness to his son Mephibosheth. 2 David's nephew.
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's lame. David restored SaulSaul,
first king of the ancient Hebrews. He was a Benjamite and anointed king by Samuel. Saul's territory was probably limited to the hill country of Judah and the region to the north, and his proximity to the Philistines brought him into constant conflict with them.
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's lands to him, and spared him when he gave the Gibeonites seven of Saul's descendants to settle a blood debt. 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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. 2 Son of Saul.

Mephibosheth

crippled in childhood when nurse dropped him. [O.T.: II Samuel, 4:4]
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the incident with Mephibosheth, David and Bathsheba, Absalom, etc.
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When David killed seven of Saul's descendants to appease the Gibeonites, he spared Mephibosheth because of this oath: The king spared Mephibosheth son of Jonathan son of Saul, because of the oath before the Lord between the two, between David and Jonathan son of Saul (II Sam.
Thus, Ziba the servant of his lord Mephibosheth reported falsely to David, inventing what was not true (2 Sam.