Mephibosheth(redirected from Meribaal)
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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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.
..... Click the link for more information. '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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crippled in childhood when nurse dropped him. [O.T.: II Samuel, 4:4]
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