Ibzan the 11th Judge or Ruler of Israel, Judges 12:8-10

Ibzan of Bethlehem from the tribe of Zebulun. Ruled for seven years – 1081BC-1073BC. Had 30 sons and 30 daughters.

He gave his thirty daughters in marriage to outside his clan and brought in from outside his clan thirty brides for his sons.

Ibzan died and was buried in Bethlehem.

Ibzan in Hebrew means: splendid.

Background Reading:

Ibzan, Israel’s Eleventh Judge

12:8 After he died, Ibzan from Bethlehem governed Israel for ten years. 9 He had 30 sons and 30 daughters, but he gave his daughters in marriage to outsiders and brought in 30 outsiders for his sons. He governed Israel for seven years, 10 then he died and was buried in Bethlehem.
Judges 12:8-10

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