Which child's name means "the glory
has departed from Israel": Ichabod or Abner?
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In Hebrew the name
Abner means "my father is a light."
Abner was Saul's cousin and the commander of his army.
In Hebrew Ichabod
means "inglorious," which derives from the
Hebrew ka-vod , glory.
According to 1 Samuel
4:17: And he that brought the tidings answered and said: 'Israel is
fled before the Philistines, and there hath been also a great slaughter among
the people, and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark
of God is taken.'
4:18 And it came to pass, when he made mention
of the ark of God, that he [Eli] fell from off his seat backward by the side of
the gate, and his neck broke, and he died; for he was an old man, and heavy.
And he had judged Israel forty years.
4:19 And his daughter-in-law, Phinehas' wife,
was with child, 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 brought forth; for her pains came suddenly upon her.
And about the time of her death the women that stood by her said unto her:
'Fear not; for thou hast brought forth a son.' But she answered not, neither
did she regard it.
4:21 And she named the child
Ichabod, saying: 'The glory is departed from
Israel'; because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father-in-law and
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