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Friday, June 27, 2014

I is for Ichabod's Mother (Women of the Bible)

Blogging Through the Alphabet

I is for Ichabod's Mother.

Scripture Reference:

1 Samuel 4:19-22

Name Unknown:

Scripture does not give us her name.

Family Connections:

The wife of Phinehas and the mother of their child, Ichabod. Daughter-in-law of Eli.

Interesting Facts About Ichabod's Mother:

  • Her husband, Phinehas, died at the hand of the Lord.
  • She was heartbroken at the news of the deaths of her husband, brother-in-law, and father-in-law and of the taking of the ark of God.
  • She did not give her son a family name, but called him Ichabod which means "The glory is departed."
  • She realized that with the taking of the ark of God that the glory of the Lord had departed from Israel. 
  • She knew that the actions of her husband, brother-in-law, and father-in-law had profaned the holiness and honor of God.
  • She knew that the divine judgement they received in their deaths was just.
  • She spoke no unkind words against her husband.
  • She spoke no unkind words against God concerning his judgement against her husband and in-laws.
  • She died in childbirth.

What We Can Learn From Ichabod's Mother:

  • We can continue to honor and serve the Lord even if those we love do not.
  • Do not speak unkind words against our husband.
  • Do not speak unkind words against the Lord God for his just judgements.
  • Walk closely with God to be able to recognize His presence in your life.
  • Pray for those we love who have not surrendered their lives to God.

I'm joining Marcy at Ben and Me for Blogging Through the Alphabet. Click on the image below to read more #abcblogging posts. Thanks, Marcy, for hosting this fun series!

Walking in His Grace, 

Ben and Me


  1. It has been fun to see some of the different and less well know women of the Bible. Thanks for your blog.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Karen! I'm glad you are enjoying the series. :)