|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
Contender with the shame; i.e., idol, a surname also of Gideon (2 Samuel 11:21).
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
jer-ub-be'-sheth, je-rub'-e-sheth (yerubbesheth, see JERUBBAAL, for meaning): It is found once (2 Samuel 11:21) for JERUBBAAL.
The word bosheth, "shameful thing," was substituted by later editors of the text for ba`al, "lord," in the text of Jeremiah 3:24 Hosea 9:10; in 2 Samuel 2:8, etc., we find Ish-bosheth = Eshbaal (Ishbaal) in 1 Chronicles 8:33; 1 Chronicles 9:39. The reason for this was reluctant to pronounce the word Ba`al, which had by their time been associated with Canaanitic forms of worship. In 2 Samuel 11:21 Septuagint, Lucian, has "Jeroboal," which Septuagint, Codex Vaticanus, has corrupted to "Jeroboam." Compare MERIB-BAAL; MEPHIBOSHETH; and see Ginsburg, New Massoretico-Critical Text of the Hebrew Bible, Intro, 400;. For a New Testament case compare Romans 11:4 and see Sanday and Headlam at the place.
David Francis Roberts
Jerubbesheth (1 Occurrence)
2 Samuel 11:21 who struck Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? Didn't a woman cast an upper millstone on him from the wall, so that he died at Thebez? Why did you go so near the wall?' then you shall say,'Your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.'" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)