A giant, the son of Orpah, and brother of Goliath. When he came upon David, he desired to avenge his brother's death and seized David and cast him into a wine-press. The king would have surely died had not the earth beneath him miraculously began to sink. David and his cousin Abishai later killed Ishbi.



  • Ginzberg, Louis. (1909). The Legends of the Jews, 7 volumes. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America.