Ez'bon (Hebrews Etsbon', אֶצבֹּן , perhaps working), the name of two men.
1. (Sept. θασοβάν, Vuig. Esebon.) The fourth son of the patriarch Gad (Ge 46:16) ; called also (Nu 26:16) OZNI SEE OZNI (q.v.). B.C. 1856.
2. (אֵצבּוֹן Sept. Α᾿σεβών v.r. Εσεβών,Vulg. Esbon.) The first-named of the sons (? descendants) of Bela, the son of Benjamin, according to 1Ch 7:7. It is singular, however, that while Ezbon is nowhere else mentioned among the sons of Bela, or Benjamin, he appears here in company with עִירַי Iri, which is, nevertheless, not a Benjamite family, according to the other lists, but is found in company with Ezbon among the Gadite families, both in Ge 46:16 (Eri, עֵרַי), and Nu 26:16. Were these two Gadite families incorporated into Benjamin after the slaughter mentioned Judges 20? Possibly they were from Jabesh-Gilead (comp. 21:12-14).. SEE BECHER. 1Ch 7:2 seems to fix the date of the census as in king David's time. B.C. cir. 1020.