Ishbibenob |What’s Concealed in a Name?

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in Definitions, What's in a Name

Ishbibenob | “High Place”

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Ishbibenob’s seat was in Nob |Photobucket

And Ishbibenob, H3430 which was of the sons H3211 of the giant, H7497 the weight H4948 of whose spear H7013 weighed three H7969 hundred H3967 shekels of brass H5178 in weight, H4948 he being girded H2296 with a new H2319 sword, thought H559 to have slain H5221 David.” H1732  2 Samuel 21:16

The name Ishbibenob according to the Hebrew root reference  (H5011)  for Nob means “high place” with a root meaning of to sprout, germinate, increase, boil up, to make flourish.

This let’s us know that Ishbibenob produced seeds after his own likeness. Thus, spreading out and conquering territory by the action of sowing. He caused his ways to boil up and over flow, or to flourish.

The deeper root references of his name H3430 and H3427 both mean throne, to be sitting, to sit, to remain, inhabit, abide. On the firm earth Ishbibenob was seated in Nob but he was serving a different god from the God of Israel.

Ishbibenob’s god was seated in the heavens realm above Nob directing his sons in how to make war.

“The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow to cast down the afflicted and the needy, to slay those who are upright in conduct.” Ps. 37:14

Lesson | from Ishbibenob Name

Daily we have the opportunity to sow seeds for the kingdom of God or for the kingdom of Satan. We must choose which one we want to reflect.  Because like Ishbibenob our name as it spreads will carry meaning. His was one of shame and eternal disgrace before God.

What will yours convey?

Remember  . . .

“It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.” Prov 25:2

Ram’s search things out! Click on the reference numbers above to study the actual Hebrew words for the references given.

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