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Ner became the father of Kish; and Kish became the father of Saul; and Saul became the father of Jonathan, and Malchishua, and Abinadab, and Esh-baal. Bible

Esh-baal. This is the same person as “Ish-bosheth” (2 Sam. 2:8, 10, 12, 15; 3:8, 14, 15; 4:4, 8, 12). Esh-baal means, “Man of Baal,” but at a time when “Baal,” which means “lord,” was used of God as well as other “lords.” Saul likely named his son, “Man of [the] Lord,” but then over time for various reasons, one of them likely being the house of Saul turning away from God, people began calling him “Ish-Bosheth,” “Man of Shame.”


Commentary for: 1 Chronicles 8:33