Ibzan appears in the Hebrew Bible as the tenth of the Judges of Isreal. The Talmud asserts that Izban is to be identified from the book of Ruth. He lived in Bethlehem in Judah. He judged Isreal for seven years, and when he died, he was buried in his native place.
The only personal details about him in the Bible is that he had 30 sons and 30 daughters. He sent all his sons abroad for wives and brought husbands from abroad for all his daughters. He ruled for seven years. He was noted for his extensive and prosperous family. The biblical meaning of Ibzan is the Father of coldness.