EBAL (PERSON) [Heb ʿêbāl (עֵיבָל)]. A clan name which appears in the genealogical clan list of Seir the Horite in Gen 36:23 and in the matching genealogy in 1 Chr 1:40. This person is described as the third of five sons of the clan chief SHOBAL, and is thus a grandson of Seir. These elaborate genealogical
OBAL (PERSON) [Heb ʿôbāl (עֹובָל)]. Var. EBAL. A son of Joktan and hence the name of a South Arabian tribe (Gen 10:28; 1 Chr 1:22), which, however, hitherto could neither be identified nor localized in a satisfactory way. The forms of the name with an initial e- vocalization (e.g., 1 Chr 1:22, RSV
1. A variant reading (1 Ch. 1:22) for Obal, a son of Joktan and ancestor of an Arab tribe (Gen. 10:28). The locality where they settled, which the name designates in 1 Ch. 1:22, is of uncertain identification.
Obalōʹbəl [Heb ʿôḇāl] (Gen. 10:28). Son of Joktan and ancestor of an Arabian tribe; called Ebal in 1 Ch. 1:22. The location of the tribe has not been identified (see M. F. Unger, Archaeology and theOT , pp. 98f).
Natural theater on the south side of Mount Ebal. JREBAL1. An alternate form of Obal (q.v.; 1 Chr 1:22).2. One of the sons of Shobal, son of Seir the Horite (Gen 36:20, 23; 1 Chr 1:40).3. Mount Ebal, at the very center of Canaan, is the highest peak in the hill country of Samaria. Lying just N of
EBAL (OBAL). 1. A ‘son’ of *Joktan (Gn. 10:28; 1 Ch. 1:22); one of the Semitic families which inhabited S Arabia. 2. A descendant of Esau (Gn. 36:23).Bibliography. IDB, 3, p. 579 (art. ‘Obal’).J. D. Douglas.
Ebal (Heb. ʿêḇāl) (PERSON)1. The third son of Shobal and a descendant of the Horite Seir; eponymous ancestor of an Edomite clan (Gen. 36:23; 1 Chr. 1:40).2. A son of Joktan and descendant of Shem (1 Chr. 1:22). The parallel account in the Table of Nations gives his name as Obal (Gen. 10:28).