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A descendant of Cain who was a musician and fathered those who played instruments, particularly the lyre and pipe (Gen 4:21).
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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
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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
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