Biography of King of Israel Isboset (s. XII a.C.)

Son of Saul, to the death of this contested the throne to David; He reigned for seven years over eleven tribes of Israel, while David reigned in Judah. At the end of this time he was abandoned by Abner, the best of his generals, and died, killed by the Warriors, which, assuming that it would reward them so horrendous crime, presented to David that Prince's head; but this, horrified, mourned the death of its competitor and ordered put to death his murderers.