Easton's Bible Dictionary
When the tidings of the disastrous defeat of the Israelites
in the battle against the Philistines near to Mizpeh were carried to Shiloh, the
wife of Phinehas "was near to be delivered. And when she heard the tidings that
the ark of God was taken, and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead,
she bowed herself and travailed" ( 1
Samuel 4:19 - 22
). In her great distress she regarded not "the women that stood by her," but named
the child that was born "Ichabod" i.e., no glory, saying, "The glory is departed
from Isreal;" and with that word on her lips she expired.
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
where is the glory?
Smith's Bible Dictionary
The son of Phinehas and grandson of Eli. ( 1 Samuel 4:21 ) (B.C. about 1100.)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ik'-a-bod, i'-ka-bod (i-kha-bhodh, "inglorious"; Codex
Vaticanus, ouai barchaboth; Codex Alexandrinus, ouai chaboth, Atimos):
Son of Phinehas, Eli's son, slain at the battle of Aphek when the ark was taken.
Ichabod was born after his father's death. His mother gave him this name on her
death-bed to indicate that the "glory (had) departed from Israel" (1 Samuel 4:19).
He was thus important as a symbol, though little is recorded of him as an individual.
His nephew Ahijah was one of those who tarried with Saul and the six hundred at
Gibeah just before Jonathan's brave attack upon the Philistines (1 Samuel 14:2).
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