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Jubal
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jubal, Son of Lamech
Jubal, Son of Lamech (יוּבַל‎, yuval). A descendant of Cain who was a musician and fathered those who played instruments, particularly the lyre and pipe (Gen 4:21).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jubal (Person)
JUBAL (PERSON) [Heb yûbāl (יוּבָל)]. Son of Lamech and Adah and the brother of Jabal, a descendant of Cain (Gen 4:21). Jubal is described as the father of lyre and pipe players. Jubal’s association with the pipe and his relation to Jabal, who may have been associated with nomadic shepherding, have
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jubal
Jubal joo̅ʹbal [Heb. yûḇāl]. Son of Lamech by Adah, and inventor of musical instruments (Gen. 4:21).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jubal
JUBAL Son of Adah, wife of Lamech, a descendant of Cain. He is credited with being the first musician, the inventor of the harp and flute (Gn 4:19–21).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jubal
Jubal (joo´buhl), the ancestor of musicians who play the lyre and pipe (Gen. 4:21). The reference might be meant to indicate that he invented these instruments, that he was the first to play them, or that he was the first to play them professionally or competently in a manner that inspired others to
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jubal
JUBAL. The younger son of Lamech by Adah who first played the lyre and flute, and thus probably invented these musical instruments (Gen 4:21).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Jubal
JUBAL. A son of Adah, wife of Lamech, and ancestor of those who ‘handle the harp (kinnôr) and pipe’ (‘ûḡāḇ), (Gn. 4:21). (*Music and Musical Instruments.)T. C. Mitchell.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jubal
Jubal (Heb. yûḇāl)A son of Lamech and Adah, and the younger brother of Jabal. He was the “father” (or “inventor”) of musical instruments (Gen. 4:21).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jubal
Jubal [jōōˊbəl] (Heb. yûḇāl “horn player”). A son of Lamech and Adah, and the younger brother of Jabal. He was the “father” (or “inventor”) of musical instruments (Gen. 4:21).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jubal
JUBAL Son of Lamech and Adah, and the brother of Jabal (Gen 4:21). He is named as the father of lyre and pipe players; his name—yûbāl in Hebrew—may be a variation on the Hebrew word for the ram’s horn, yôbāl.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jubal
Ju´bal (music), a son of Lamech by Adah, and the inventor of the “harp and organ.” Gen. 4:21.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jubal
JU´BAL (jūʹbal). The second son of Lamech by Adah, a descendant of Cain. He is called “the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe” (Gen. 4:21). According to Josephus (Ant. 1.2.2), he “exercised himself in music; and invented the psaltery and the harp.”
See also
Relatives
Lamech Father
Adah Mother
Jabal Brother
Methushael Grandfather
Roles