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Obal (descendant of Joktan)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ebal, Descendant of Seir
Ebal, Descendant of Seir (עֵיבָל‎, eival). One of the five sons of Shobal and a descendant of Seir the Horite (Gen 36:23; 1 Chr 1:40).
Ebal, Son of Joktan
Obal, Son of Joktan (עוֹבָל‎, oval). Eighth son of Joktan (Gen 10:28). He is called Ebal (עֵיבָל‎, eival) in the Masoretic Text of 1 Chr 1:22, but the Septuagint and Syriac have “Obal.”
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ebal (Person)
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)
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ebal
Ebal. 1. Shobal’s son and descendant of Seir the Horite (Gn 36:23; 1 Chr 1:40).2. Joktan’s son and descendant of Shem (1 Chr 1:22). He is called Obal in Genesis 10:28.
Obal
Obal. Alternate spelling of Ebal, Joktan’s descendant, in Genesis 10:28.See Ebal #2.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ebal
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.
Obal
Obal ōʹbəl [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 the OT [1954], pp. 98f).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ebal
EBAL1. Shobal’s son and descendant of Seir the Horite (Gn 36:23; 1 Chr 1:40).2. Joktan’s son and descendant of Shem (1 Chr 1:22). He is called Obal in Genesis 10:28.
Obal
OBAL Alternate spelling of Ebal, Joktan’s descendant, in Genesis 10:28. See Ebal #2.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ebal
Ebal (ee´buhl).1 The ancestor of a Horite family group in Edom (Gen. 36:23; 1 Chron. 1:40). See also Horites.2 A variant spelling of Obal (1 Chron. 1:22; cf. Gen. 10:28).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ebal
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
Obal
OBAL. A son of Joktan the brother of Peleg and founder of an Arabian tribe in the line of Shem (Gen 10:25–29). He is called Ebal (q.v.) in (1 Chr 1:22.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ebal (Obal)
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.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ebal (Person)
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).
Obal
Obal (Heb. ʿôḇāl) (also EBAL)One of the sons of Joktan, and the eponymous ancestor of a south Arabian tribe (Gen. 10:28). He is called Ebal at 1 Chr. 1:22.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Obal
Obal [ōˊbəl] (Heb. ˓ôḇāl). One of the sons of Joktan, and the eponymous ancestor of an Arabian tribe (Gen. 10:28). He is called Ebal at 1 Chr. 1:22.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ebal
E´bal (stone, bare mountain).1. One of the sons of Shobal the son of Seir. Gen. 36:23; 1 Chron. 1:40.2. Obal the son of Joktan. 1 Chron. 1:22; comp. Gen. 10:28.
Obal
O´bal (stripped bare), a son of Joktan, and, like the rest of his family, apparently the founder of an Arab tribe. Gen. 10:28. In 1 Chron. 1:22 the name is written Ebal.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ebal
E´BAL (ēʹbal; to be “bare,” a “stone”).1. A variant reading (1 Chron. 1:22) for Obal (which see).2. One of the sons of Shobal, son of Seir the Horite, of Edom (Gen. 36:23; 1 Chron. 1:40).3. A mountain opposite Gerizim (Deut. 11:29; Josh. 8:30, 33). In Deut. 27:4 the Samaritan Pentateuch has Gerizim
Obal
O´BAL (ōʹbal). A son of Joktan, and founder of an Arabian tribe (Gen. 10:28). The locality (called Ebal in 1 Chron. 1:22; see NIV marg.) where they settled is unknown.
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Relatives
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Hadoram Brother
Havilah Brother
Jobab Brother
Sheba Brother
Hazarmaveth Brother
Uzal Brother
Diklah Brother
Jerah Brother
Sheleph Brother
Abimael Brother
Ophir Brother
Almodad Brother
Eber Grandfather
Peleg Uncle
Reu Cousin