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  • Rosemary on 2 Chronicles 15 - 3 years ago
    What is the sorrow that jabez was born in that's in 1chronicle 4:9-10
  • Chris - In Reply on 2 Chronicles 15 - 3 years ago
    We're not told in clear terms what Jabez's Mother's sorrow was, except as commentators agree that she had a difficult painful labour, & so called her son, Jabez, whose name means "sorrowful".

    It might appear strange to us that a Mother would so name a child, but in Eastern cultures, often names had some special depiction or meaning & was a reminder of what was encountered with her child. Whereas in the West, we might tend to go for a name that is in vogue or for some other reason (a name already in the family, or of someone who may be admired, etc).

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