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Jabez

Jabez [N] [H] [S]

affiction.

  • A descendant of Judah, of whom it is recorded that "God granted him that which he requested" ( 1 Chronicles 4:9 1 Chronicles 4:10 ).

  • A place inhabited by several families of the scribes ( 1 Chronicles 2:55 ).

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

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

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

  • Jabez [N] [E] [S]

    sorrow; trouble
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

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

    Jabez [N] [E] [H]

    (sorrow ).

    1. Apparently a place at which the families of the scribes resided who belonged to the families of the Kenites. ( 1 Chronicles 2:55 )
    2. The name occurs again in the genealogies of Judah, ( 1 Chronicles 4:9 1 Chronicles 4:10 ) in a passage of remarkable detail inserted in a genealogy again connected with Bethlehem. ver. 4.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

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

    JABEZ

    ja'-bez (ya`bets, "sorrow" ("height)):

    (1) Place:

    An unidentified town probably in the territory of Judah, occupied by scribes (1 Chronicles 2:55). For an ingenious reconstruction of the passage see EB, under the word

    (2) Person:

    The head of a family of Judah, noted for his "honorable" character, though "his mother bare him with sorrow" (1 Chronicles 4:9,10), ya`bets being interpreted as if it stood for ya`tsebh, "he causes pain." The same play upon words recurs in his prayer, "that it be not to my sorrow!" His request was granted, "and the sorrow implied by his ominous name was averted by prayer" (Dummelow, in the place cited.).


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