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A descendant of Cain. Jabal is described as the ancestor of nomads and keepers of livestock (Gen 4:20).
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JABAL (PERSON) [Heb yābāl (יָבָל)]. Son of Lamech and Adah, and the brother of Jubal, a descendant of Cain (Gen 4:20). Jabal is described as the father of tent dwellers and herds (Heb miqneh; for the more general meaning, “possessions,” cf. below). It is not clear from the sentence construction (4:20)
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Jabal (jay´buhl), the first son of Lamech and Adah, born in the seventh generation after Adam. According to the tradition preserved in Gen. 4:20, Jabal is credited with being the “ancestor of those who live in tents and have livestock.” With his brothers, Jubal and Tubal-cain, he was thus considered
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