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Nobah (town)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Nobah
Nobah (נֹבַח‎, novach). A town in the area of Gilead assigned to Nobah the Manassite (Num 32:42) and possibly a town on the travel route of Gideon the Judge (Jdg 8:11).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Nobah (Place)
NOBAH (PLACE) [Heb nōbaḥ (נֹבַח‎)]. 1. An area of Gilead named after its Manassite conqueror, Nobah (Num 32:40–42). The context of the Numbers passage is a description of Moses’ division of the territories of Sihon and Og to the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh. Nobah, a leader of Manasseh, subsequently
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Nobah (Place)
Nobah (Place). 1. Town east of the Jordan, previously named Kenath, allotted to Nobah the Manassite for an inheritance, at which time he called it Nobah after his own name (Nm 32:42). Nobah is perhaps also identifiable with Kanatha, the easternmost city of the Decapolis during the Roman era.See Decapolis;
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Nobah
2. A city in eastern Gilead W of the caravan route along which Gideon pursued the Midianites (Jgs. 8:11, LXX B Nabeth, A Nabai). This city was near Jogbehah, which Nu. 32:35 also mentions; hence there is no compelling reason not to identify it with 1 (v 42).W. S. LaSor
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Nobah (Place)
NOBAH (Place)1. Town east of the Jordan, previously named Kenath, allotted to Nobah the Manassite for an inheritance, at which time he called it Nobah after his own name (Nm 32:42). Nobah is perhaps also identifiable with Kanatha, the easternmost city of the Decapolis during the Roman era.See also
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Nobah
NOBAH1. An Israelite who was probably a son of Machir of the tribe of Manasseh. In conquering the land on the E side of Jordan, he took the town of Kenath with the surrounding villages and gave it his own name (Num 32:42).2. A town E of Gilead mentioned in Gideon’s pursuit of the Midianites (Jdg 8:11).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Nobah
NOBAH (Heb. nōḇaḥ). 1. An Amorite locality settled and renamed by Nobah (see 2) and his clan (Nu. 32:42). If the Amorite name Kenath indicates modern Kanawat (Eusebius’ Kanatha), 96 km E of lake Tiberias, this can hardly be the Nobah of Jdg. 8:11, which must be in Mt Gilead.2. A Manassite leader
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Nobah (Place)
Nobah (Heb. nōḇaḥ) (PLACE)1. A region in Gilead conquered by Nobah the Manassite (Num. 32:40–42). After the Amorite kings Sihon and Og were defeated by the Israelites, the land was divided among the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh. This particular area belonged to Kenath and was renamed after
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Nobah
NO´BAH (nōʹba; a “barking”).1. An Israelite whose family is not named but who probably belonged, like Jair, to one of the families of Machirites of the tribe of Manasseh (cf. Num. 32:39–41). He took the town of Kenath and its villages (Heb. “daughters”) and gave it his own name, Nobah (v. 42).2. The
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Nobah
Nobahhowling. (1.) Num. 32:42.(2.) The name given to Kenath (q.v.) by Nobah when he conquered it. It was on the east of Gilead (Judg. 8:11).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Nobah
NOBAH [NOE buh] — the name of a man and two cities in the Old Testament:1. A chieftain of the tribe of Manasseh (Num. 32:42).2. A city in Gilead (Num. 32:42).Also see Nophah.3. A city in eastern Gilead (Judg. 8:11). Gideon and his men went around Nobah to surprise the Midianite army at Karkor.
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