What does Esh-Baal mean in the Bible?


Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Esh-Baal
("Baal's man".) Saul's youngest son (1 Chronicles 8:33; 1 Chronicles 9:39); Bosheth ("shame") being substituted for Baal through the believing Israelites' contempt of idols, Ishbosheth is its equivalent (Isaiah 44:9, etc.; Hosea 9:10),
Holman Bible Dictionary - Esh-Baal
(ehssh-bay' uhl) Personal name meaning, “man of Baal.” Son of Saul, the first king of Israel (1 Chronicles 8:33 ; 1 Chronicles 9:39 ). In 2 Samuel 2:8 the name is Ish-bosheth, “man of shame,” apparently an intentional corruption in the Hebrew tradition to avoid the name of the Canaanite god and to characterize the person with such a name. 1 Samuel 14:49 lists Ishui or Ishvi as Saul's son, possibly another way of respelling the name to avoid Baal. In Saul's day “baal” may have been a title applied to Yahweh indicating, “He is Lord or Master.” In this case Esh-baal would mean, “the man of the Lord.” Otherwise, Saul's name for his son would seem to indicate some devotion to the Canaanite god Baal at the period in his life when he named the son. Saul's son Jonathan named his son Merib-baal. See Ish-bosheth ; Ishvi ; Merib-baal; Jonathan .
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Esh-Baal
The fire of the idol

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Eshbaal - " Instead of Mephi-baal, they said Mephi-bosheth; and, instead of Esh-Baal, they said Ish-bosheth, 2 Samuel 2:8
Esh-Baal - ” In this case Esh-Baal would mean, “the man of the Lord
Shame - 2:8), the “man of shame,” was originally Esh-Baal (cf
Ishbosheth - His name is given in 1 Chronicles 8:33 ; 1 Chronicles 9:39 as Esh-Baal
Ishbosheth - ("man of shame"); substituted for his original name Esh-Baal (1 Chronicles 8:33; 1 Chronicles 9:39) in contempt of Baal, from some connection of the family with whom he had been named; so Jerub-baal, Jerub-besheth (Judges 8:35; Hosea 9:10)