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Jobab (son of Shaharaim)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jobab, Son of Shaharaim
Jobab, Son of Shaharaim (יוֹבָב‎, yovav). A descendant of Benjamin (1 Chr 8:9).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jobab (Person)
JOBAB (PERSON) [Heb yôbāb (יֹובָב)]. Five individuals in the Bible bear this name. The name has been compared with the Sabaean tribal name yhybb, probably to be vocalized yuhaybab, by J. Halevy and E. Glaser (1890: 303, see Jobab no. 1 below). The difference between the Sabaean name and its Heb rendering
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jobab
Jobab. 1. Joktam’s son in Eber’s line (Gn 10:29; 1 Chr 1:23).2. Early Edomite king. He was the son of Zerah of Bozrah (Gn 36:33, 34; 1 Chr 1:44, 45).3. King of Madon who, along with other Canaanite kings, joined Jabin of Hazor in a northern confederacy to stop the Israelites from taking over the northern
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jobab
4. 1 Ch. 8:9; and 5. 1 Ch. 8:18, Benjaminites.The name is confused with that of Job in the LXX of Job 42:17.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jobab
JOBAB1. Joktan’s son in Eber’s line (Gn 10:29; 1 Chr 1:23).2. Early Edomite king. He was the son of Zerah of Bozrah (Gn 36:33–34; 1 Chr 1:44–45).3. King of Madon who, along with other Canaanite kings, joined Jabin of Hazor in a northern confederacy to stop the Israelites from taking over the northern
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jobab
Jobab (joh´bab).1 A “son” of Joktan, descendant of Shem, and representative of an Arabian tribe (Gen. 10:29; 1 Chron. 1:23).2 An Edomite king (Gen. 36:33–34; 1 Chron. 1:44–45).3 A king allied with Jabin of Canaanite Hazor who fought against Joshua (Josh. 11:1).4 The son of Shaharim, a Benjaminite
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jobab
JOBAB1. The son of Joktan of the family of Sher (Gen 10:29; 1 Chr 1:23).2. The son of Zerah, one of the early kings of Edom (Gen 36:33–34; 1 Chr 1:44–45).3. King of the N Canaanite city of Madon, he was allied with Jabin of Hazor against Joshua (Josh 11:1; 12:19).4. The son of a Benjamite, Shaharaim,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jobab
Jobab (Heb. yôḇāḇ)1. A son of Joktan; ancestor of an Arabian people (Gen. 10:29; 1 Chr. 1:23).2. An Edomite king; the son of Zerah from Bozrah (Gen. 36:33–34 = 1 Chr. 1:44–45).3. The king of Madon, an ally of Jabin of Hazor (Josh. 11:1); one of the kings defeated by Joshua (12:19).4. A Benjaminite,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jobab
Jo´bab (a desert).1. The last in order of the sons of Joktan. Gen. 10:29; 1 Chron. 1:23.2. One of the “kings” of Edom. Gen. 36:33, 34; 1 Chron. 1:44, 45.3. King of Madon; one of the northern chieftains who attempted to oppose Joshua’s conquest, and were routed by him at Meron. Josh. 11:1 only.4.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jobab
JO´BAB (jōʹbab; “howler, one who calls shrilly”).1. The last in the order of the sons of Joktan (Gen. 10:29; 1 Chron. 1:23).2. Son of Zerah of Bozrah, and one of the “kings” of Edom (Gen. 36:33–34; 1 Chron. 1:44–45), probably before 1440 b.c.3. The king of Madon, a royal city of the Canaanites. He
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Jobab
Jobabdweller in the desert. (1.) One of the sons of Joktan, and founder of an Arabian tribe (Gen. 10:29). (2.) King of Edom, succeeded Bela (Gen. 36:33, 34). (3.) A Canaanitish king (Josh. 11:1) who joined the confederacy against Joshua.
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Relatives
Shaharaim Father
Hodesh Mother
Elpaal Brother
Abitub Brother
Mesha Brother
Malcam Brother
Sachia Brother
Zibia Brother
Jeuz Brother
Mirmah Brother
Beriah Nephew
Eber Nephew
Jeroham Nephew
Shashak Nephew
Meshullam Nephew
Shemed Nephew
Misham Nephew
Heber Nephew
Zebadiah Nephew
Jobab Nephew
Ahio Nephew
Izliah Nephew
Hizki Nephew
Ishmerai Nephew
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