Bible Names H-M: Jashen
Jashem in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Jashen in Easton's Bible Dictionary
sleeping, called also Hashem (1 Chr. 11:34); a person,
of whose sons were in David's body-guard (2 Sam.
Jashen in Naves Topical Bible
-Father of one of David's heroes
Jashen in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(sleeping). Bene-Jashen --"sons of Jashen"-- are named in the
catalogue of the heroes of David's guard in 2Sa 23:32 (B.C.
Jashen in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
ja'-shen, jash'-en (yashen, "asleep"(?)): Seemingly the father
of some of David s thirty valiant men (2 Sam 23:32 f). The
Massoretic Text reads "Eliahba the Shaalbonite, the sons of
Jashen, Jonathan, Shammah the Hararite, .... " 1 Ch 11:33 f
has Eliahba the Shaalbonite, the sons of Hashem the Gizonite,
Jonathan the son of Shagee the Hararite .... " It is clear
that "sons of" are a dittography of the last three consonants
of the previous word. Septuagint, Lucian in 2 Samuel and 1
Chronicles has ho Gouni, "the Gunite," for "the Gizonite,"
perhaps correctly (compare Gen 46:24; Nu 26:48 for "Guni,"
"Gunite"). So 2 Sam 23:32 may be corrected thus: "Eliahba the
Shaalbonite, Jashen the Gunite, Jonathan the son of Shammah
the Hararite." Jashen then becomes one of the thirty =
"Hashem" of 1 Ch 11:34.
David Francis Roberts
Jashen Scripture - 2 Samuel 23:32
Eliahba the Shaalbonite, of the sons of Jashen, Jonathan,
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