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Josheb-Basshebeth

JOSHEB-BASSHEBETH

jo-sheb-ba-she'-beth (yoshebh ba-shebheth):

This proper name in the Revised Version (British and American) takes the place of the translation "that sat in the seat" in the King James Version (2 Samuel 23:8). The phrase so rendered is meaningless. The text has evidently suffered corruption. There can be no doubt that a proper name is intended. This, according to the parallel passage in 1 Chronicles 11:11, should be Jashobeam. Some scholars think that this also is a corruption, and by a process of emendation arrive at "Eshbaal" as the correct name (Driver, Hebrew Text of S; SBOT, at the place).


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'JOSHEB-BASSHEBETH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.