Mephibosheth

2 Samuel 4:4

4:4 Mephibosheth. Like his uncle Ishbosheth (originally named “Esh-baal” (I Chronicles 8:33), Mephibosheth (originally “Merib-baal”—I Chronicles 8:34) had had a name change, presumably because their original names might seem to associate them with Baal-worship. “Ishbosheth” means “man of shame,” and “Mephibosheth means “dispeller of shame.”

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