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Ibzan

Ibzan [N] [H] [S]

illustrious, the tenth judge of Israel ( Judges 12:8-10 ). He ruled seven years.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Ibzan". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Ibzan [N] [E] [S]

father of a target; father of coldness
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Ibzan'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Ibzan [N] [E] [H]

(illustrious ), a native of Bethlehem of Zebulun, who judged Israel for seven years after Jephthah. ( Judges 12:8 Judges 12:10 ) (B.C. 1137.)


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[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Ibzan'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

IBZAN

ib'-zan (ibhtsan):

The 10th judge of Israel. His city is given as Bethlehem (whether of Judah or Zebulun is not stated). He judged Israel 7 years, and when he died he was buried in his native place. The only personal details given about him in the Biblical narrative are that he had 30 sons and a like number of daughters. He sent all of his sons "abroad" for wives and brought husbands from "abroad" for all his daughters. The exact meaning of ha-chuts, "abroad," is mere matter of speculation, but the great social importance of the man and, possibly, alliances among tribes, are suggested in the brief narrative (Judges 12:8-10). Jewish tradition identifies Ibzan with Boaz of Bethlehem-Judah (Talmud, Babha', Bathra', 91a).

Ella Davis Isaacs


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'IBZAN'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.