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(jih ruhb' bih sshehth) Personal name meaning, “may shame judge” or “shame increases.” A deliberate scribal corruption of the name Jerubbaal (2 Samuel 11:21 ), replacing the name of the Canaanite deity Baal with a form of the Hebrew word for “shame.”

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Jerubbesheth'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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