Of the minor characters: Ishbosheth
, line 58, is Richard Cromwell; Zimri, 544 ff., the Duke of Buckingham; Corah, 632 ff., Titus Dates; Bathsheba, 710, the Duchess of Portsmouth; Barzillai, 817, the Duke of Ormond; Zadoc, 864, Archbishop Bancroft.
The later scribes substitute the word [phrase omitted] (shame) for Baal in personal names, such as Ishbosheth
He understands those names formed with the element bosst (e.g., Ishbosheth
) not as denigrations of Baal-names, but instead derives them from the Akkadian word bastu 'dignity; protective spirit'.
The reign of Ishbosheth
was legitimate, but short lived, as he ruled only two years over the northern kingdom of Israel before his assassination.
The original draft of Samuel was supplemented in his view in two stages: First, in what roughly corresponds to 1 Samuel 9-30, the rise and demise of Saul and the rise of David, and in almost all of 2 Samuel, the tales or David's reign (e.g., the incident with Mephibosheth, David and Bathsheba, Absalom, etc.); Second, in what roughly corresponds to 1 Samuel 1-8, the story of Samuel, and also additional materials about the Saul-David rivalry in 1 Samuel 15; 19:20-24; 20; 25-30; and in 2 Samuel 1-4 (the rival kingship of Ishbosheth
(41) In the Bible, however, Saul's son Ishbosheth
rebukes Saul's former general Abner for having gone into the dead Saul's concubine.
The problematic relationship between David and Joab began with their victory over the forces of Saul's son, Ishbosheth
. 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.
The only Jewish conflict described there in detail is that between David and Eshba'al (Ishbosheth
), in Y.