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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
NOB (PLACE) [Heb nōb (נֹב)]. Town N of Jerusalem where David met Abimelech the priest (1 Sam 21:1—Eng 21:2). It was here that David and his companions ate the Bread of the Presence (an episode mentioned in Jesus’ dispute with the Pharisees concerning the Sabbath; cf. Matt 12:1–4, Mark 2:23–28, and Luke
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Nob. City located on the eastern slopes of Mt Scopus opposite the Mt of Olives and northeast of Jerusalem. An important religious center, eighty-six priests resided there, as well as the ephod (1 Sm 22:13–20). Nob was the central sanctuary in which the priests served who had fled from Shiloh when the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Nob nob [Heb nōḇ; Gk B Nomba, once Nomma; A Noba, once Nobath]. A village in Benjamin. The meaning of the name is unknown; perhaps it derives from nûḇ, “thrive”; cf. targumic nôḇ, “fruit.”After the Philistines destroyed Shiloh and its temple, some priests evidently migrated to Nob, which probably
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
NOB City located on the eastern slopes of Mt Scopus opposite the Mt of Olives and northeast of Jerusalem. An important religious center, 86 priests resided there, as did the ephod (1 Sm 22:13–20). Nob was the central sanctuary in which the priests served who had fled from Shiloh when the Philistines
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Nob, a city in the territory of Benjamin (Neh. 11:31–35; Isa. 10:27–32) known as the “city of the priests” (1 Sam. 22:19). Nob developed as a religious center following the destruction of the sanctuary at Shiloh (late eleventh century bce). David is said to have sought assistance from Ahimelech and the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Nob. HFVNOB. A town of priests in the time of Saul (1 Sam 22:19), just N of Jerusalem in Benjamin near Anathoth, probably on Mount Scopus. Ahimelech, the priest at the tabernacle, innocently gave David the sacred bread and the sword of Goliath in his desperate need when hiding from Saul (1 Sam 21:1–9).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Nob (Heb. nōḇ)A site in the territory of Benjamin, N of Jerusalem. When fleeing Saul, David comes to Nob (1 Sam. 21:1–11 [MT 2–12]). There he meets the priest Ahimelech, who gives David loaves of sacred bread (“bread of the presence”; cf. Matt. 12:3–4; Mark 2:25–26; Luke 6:3–4) and the sword of Goliath.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
NOB A city of priests founded by the sons of Eli after the destruction of Shiloh (1 Sam. 21–2). David was given refuge there, and in retaliation Saul ordered the massacre of the priests of Nob, with Goliath’s sword which was kept there (1 Sam. 22:19). It was a place from which the Assyrians on their
Catholic Bible Dictionary
NOB A town of Benjamin to the east of Jerusalem. Ahimelech resided there with other priests (1 Sam 21:1), who may have fled there after the capture of the ark of the covenant and the destruction of Shiloh (1 Sam 4:11). David made his way to Nob and met with Ahimelech (1 Sam 21:1–6). Upon hearing of this