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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

father of a target; father of coldness

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(illustrious), a native of Bethlehem of Zebulun, who judged Israel for seven years after Jephthah. (Judges 12:8,10) (B.C. 1137.)

ATS Bible Dictionary

The tenth "judge of Israel," born in Bethlehem. He held office seven years, and was noted for his large and prosperous family, B. C. 1182, Jud 12:8.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Illustrious, the tenth judge of Israel (Judges 12:8-10). He ruled seven years.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ib'-zan (ibhtsan): The 10th judge of Israel. His city is given as Bethlehem (whether of Judah or Zebulun is not stated). He judged Israel 7 years, and when he died he was buried in his native place. The only personal details given about him in the Biblical narrative are that he had 30 sons and a like number of daughters. He sent all of his sons "abroad" for wives and brought husbands from "abroad" for all his daughters. The exact meaning of ha-chuts, "abroad," is mere matter of speculation, but the great social importance of the man and, possibly, alliances among tribes, are suggested in the brief narrative (Judges 12:8-10). Jewish tradition identifies Ibzan with Boaz of Bethlehem-Judah (Talmud, Babha', Bathra', 91a).

Ella Davis Isaacs

Strong's Hebrew
78. Ibtsan -- a judge of Isr.
... 77, 78. Ibtsan. 79 . a judge of Isr. Transliteration: Ibtsan Phonetic Spelling:
(ib-tsawn') Short Definition: Ibzan. ... NASB Word Usage Ibzan (2). Ibzan. ...
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That the Judges who Succeeded Gideon Made War with the Adjoining ...
... Gilead. 13. Now when Jephtha was dead, Ibzan took the government, being
of the tribe of Judah, and of the city of Bethlehem. He ...
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The Story of Samson, the Strong Man
... THE STORY OF SAMSON, THE STRONG MAN. Now we are to learn of three judges who
ruled Israel in turn. Their names were Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon. ...
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Miller's views on the Second Coming of Christ.
... Philistines 18 2916 1241 Judges 10:8.14. Jephthah 6 2922 1235 Judges 12:7.15. Ibzan
7 2929 1228 Judges 12:9.16. Elon 10 2939 1218 Judges 12:11.17. ...
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The Historical Books.
... of the Philistines was contemporaneous with the oppression of the northeastern tribes
by the Ammonites and the period during which Jephthah, Ibzan, Elon, and ...
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The Jewish Institutions and Laws of Far Higher Antiquity than the ...
... [2043] Ibzan, AV, Judges 12:8; Abaissan, Septuagant. According to Judges 12:11,
Elon the Zebulonite succeeded Ibzan. [2044] Not mentioned in Scripture. ...
/.../the stromata or miscellanies/chapter xxi the jewish institutions and.htm

The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
... Some of them have left only a name behind them, such as Shamgar, Ibzan, Tola, Elon,
and Abdon; indeed, some scholars have thrown doubts on the personality of a ...
/.../chapter iiithe hebrews and the.htm

Ibzan (3 Occurrences)
...IBZAN. ib'-zan (ibhtsan): The 10th judge of Israel. ... Jewish tradition identifies Ibzan
with Boaz of Bethlehem-Judah (Talmud, Babha', Bathra', 91a). ...
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Beth-lehem (49 Occurrences)
... (BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT). Judges 12:8 And after him Ibzan of Beth-lehem judged Israel. ...
Judges 12:10 And Ibzan died, and was buried at Beth-lehem. ...
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Bethlehem (49 Occurrences)
... II. Bethlehem of Zebulun: Bethlehem of Zebulun (Joshua 19:15) was probably the home
of Ibzan (Judges 12:8) though Jewish tradition is in support of (1). See ...
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Ice (20 Occurrences)

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Judges (117 Occurrences)
... 12) " " V. Servitude under Ammonites with the " Philistines 18 " 9. JEPHTHAH 6 "
10. IBZAN 7 " 11. ELON 10 " 12. ABDON 8 " (49) " " FOURTH PERIOD (13-16) " VI. ...
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Judgeth (37 Occurrences)
... Israel twenty and two years, (YLT). Judges 12:8 And after him Ibzan of
Beth-Lehem judgeth Israel, (YLT). Judges 12:11 And after him ...
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Judge (297 Occurrences)
... Eli, the office of judge seems to have devolved naturally or rather ex officio upon
him." Of five of the judges, Tola (Judges 10:1), Jair (3), Ibzan, Elon, and ...
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Ibsam (1 Occurrence)

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Ezbon (2 Occurrences)
... Curtis (Ch., 148) holds that the genealogical table there is that of Zebulun and
not Benjamin, and says that Ezbon suggests Ibzan (Judges 12:8-10), a minor ...
/e/ezbon.htm - 7k

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Ibzan (3 Occurrences)

Judges 12:8
After him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel.

Judges 12:9
He had thirty sons; and thirty daughters he sent abroad, and thirty daughters he brought in from abroad for his sons. He judged Israel seven years.
(See NIV)

Judges 12:10
Ibzan died, and was buried at Bethlehem.



Ibzan: A Bethlehemite, and a Judge (Hero) of Israel

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