Ja'besh (Heb. Yabesh', יָבֵשׁ, dry, as in Job 41:25; Eze 17:24, etc.; also written fully Yabeysh', יָבֵישׁ, 1Sa 11:1,3,5,10; 1Sa 31:11; 2Sa 2:4-5; 1Ch 10:12, first time), the name of a place and also of a man.
1. (Sept. in Samuel Ι᾿αβίς, in Chronicles Γαβείς) The shorter form (1Sa 11:3,9-10; 1Sa 20:12-13; 1Ch 10:12, only) of the name of the city elsewhere called JABESH-GILEAD SEE JABESH-GILEAD (q.v.).
2. (Sept. Ι᾿αβείς v. r. Α᾿βείς, Joseph. Ιάβησος, Ant. Ix, 11, 1.) The father of Shallum, which latter usurped the throne of Israel by the assassination of Zachariah (2Ki 15:10,13-14). B.C. ante 770.