31:2 Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul. See 14:49. For a listing of all four sons of Saul, see 1 Chr. 8:33. Chronicles gives the name Eshbaal, which was probably altered later to Ish-bosheth (“man of shame”) to avoid any association with the Canaanite god Baal. Ish-bosheth was the only son of Saul left alive after the defeat on Mount Gilboa.