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Ichabod (ĭkˈəbŏd) [key] [Heb., = inglorious], in the Bible, son of Phinehas and grandson of the High Priest Eli. He was born at the hour of the Ark's capture by the Philistines and was named to commemorate the unfortunate event.

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