Ish'pan (Heb. Yishpan', יַשׁפָּן, prob. hid, but Gesenius bald, Ftrst strong; Sept. Ι᾿εσφάν, Vulg. Jespham one of the "sons" of Shashak, a Benjamite chief resident at Jerusalem (1Ch 8:22). B.C. ante 588. Ish'-tob (Heb.Ish-Tob', אַישׁאּטוֹב, man of Tüb [i.e. good]; Sept. Ι᾿στώβ; Josephus ῎Ιστωβος; Vulg. Ishtob), apparently one of the small kingdoms or states which formed part of the general country of Aram, named with Zobah, Rehob, and Maacah (2Sa 10:6,8). In the parallel account of 1 Chronicles 19 Ishtob is omitted. By Josephus (Ant. 7:6, 1) the name is given as that of a king. But though in the ancient versions the name is given as one word, it is probable that the real signification is "the men of Tob" (q.v.), a district mentioned also in connection with Ammon in the records of Jephthah (Jg 11:3; Jg 5), and again, perhaps, under the shape of TOBIE or TUBIENI, in the history of the Maccabees (1 Macc. 5:13; 2 Macc. 12:17).

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