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Ichabod (which means "no glory") was the name that Phineas' wife had given her child when she was dying upon giving him birth in 1st Samuel chapter 4. The news that the Ark of the Covenant had been taken by the Philistines caused such grief with both her and her father-in-law Eli (who fell off his seat and broke his neck earlier upon hearing the news) that upon her death she named her son Ichabod, saying, "The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken." [1]

Verses

  1. 1st Sam 4:21 (Link)
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