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Some claim that in the Hebrew Bible he is called Ish-bosheth because priestly editors substituted the Hebrew word bosheth, shame, for the despised name of a Canaanite diety. What was his real name?




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Answer: Ish-baal

Saul's son was Ishbaal. From 2 Samuel 3:7 - Now Saul had a concubine, whose name was Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah; and Ish-bosheth said to Abner: 'Wherefore hast thou gone in unto my father's concubine?'


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