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son of affliction. (1.) One of the two sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, a captain in Saul’s army. He and his brother Rechab assassinated Ishbosheth (2 Sam. 4:2), and were on this account slain by David, and their mutilated bodies suspended over the pool at Hebron (5, 6, 12). (2.) The father of Heled, who was one of David’s thirty heroes (2 Sam. 23:29; 1 Chr. 11:30).

Historical Examples

So Rechab and baanah his brother slipped in and, attacking Ishbaal, they killed him and cut off his head.
The Children’s Bible Henry A. Sherman


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