Easton's Bible Dictionary
illustrious, The tenth judge of Israel ( Judges
12:8 - 10
). He ruled seven years.
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
father of a target; father of coldness
Smith's Bible Dictionary
A native of Bethlehem of Zebulun, who judged Israel for seven years after Jephthah.
12:8 , 12:10
) (B.C. 1137.)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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',
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