beloved, the Kenite, has been usually identified with Jethro (q.v.), Exodus 18:5 Exodus 18:27 ; Compare Numbers 10:29 Numbers 10:30 . In Judges 4:11 , the word rendered "father-in-law" means properly any male relative by marriage (Compare Genesis 19:14 , "son-in-law," A.V.), and should be rendered "brother-in-law," as in the RSV His descendants followed Israel to Canaan ( Numbers 10:29 ), and at first pitched their tents near Jericho, but afterwards settled in the south in the borders of Arad ( Judges 1:8-11 Judges 1:16 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Hobab". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".