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Ashbel

ASHBEL (ăsh'bĕl). The second son of Benjamin, son of Jacob (1Chr.8.1). The Ashbelites (Num.26.38) descended from him.


ASHBEL, ASHBELITE ăsh’ bĕl, ăsh’ bə līt (אַשְׁבֵּ֔ל). Ashbel was a son of Benjamin and the progenitor of the family of Ashbelites (Gen 46:21; Num 26:38; 1 Chron 8:1). It is difficult to tell whether he was the second or third son.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

ash’-bel, ash’-bel-it (’ashbel): The gentilic name "Ashbelite" is found in Nu 26:38, second son of Benjamin (Ge 46:21). In 1Ch 7:6-11 (6) "Jediael" ("known to God") is substituted for the heathen-sounding "Ashbel" ("Ishbaal," "man of Baal"). The chronicler, in this case, conforms literally to the principle laid down in Ho 2:17; the title "Baal" ("lord") was applied in early days (e.g. in the days of Saul) to the national God of Israel, but in later days the prophets objected to it because it was freely applied to heathen gods (compare ISH-BOSHETH). In 1Ch 8:1 the three names Bela, Ashbel, Aharah (= Ahiram) are taken from Nu 26:38, however, without change.

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