Ashbel

אשבל


Genesis 46:21 makes him the third son of Bin-Yamin.

1 Chronicles 8:1 has him as the second son of five, not the third of three.

Numbers 26:38 agrees with this.

The origin of the name is almost certainly Ish-Ba'al (איש-בעל), a follower of the Phoenician god Ba'al, which makes sense for the Bene Jamun who were of Middle Syrian origin.




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