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Jabal

Jabal [N] [H] [S]

a stream, a descendant of Cain, and brother of Jubal; "the father of such as dwell in tents and have cattle" ( Genesis 4:20 ). This description indicates that he led a wandering life.

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Jabal". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Jabal [N] [E] [S]

which glides away
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Jabal'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Jabal [N] [E] [H]

(stream ), the son of Lamech and Adah, ( Genesis 4:20 ) and brother of Jubal. He is described as the father of such as dwell in tents and have cattle.


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[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Jabal'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

JABAL

ja'-bal (yabhal, meaning uncertain):

In Genesis 4:20, a son of Lamech by Adah. He is called `the father of those who dwell in tents and (with) herds.' So Gunkel, Gen3, 52, who says that the corresponding word in Arabic means "the herdsman who tends the camels." Skinner, Gen, 120, says that both Jabal and Jubal suggest yobhel, which in Phoenician and Hebrew "means primarily `ram,' then `ram's horn' as a musical instrument, and finally `joyous music' (in the designation of the year of Jubilee)." See also Skinner, Gen, 103, on the supposed connection in meaning with Abel.

David Francis Roberts


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'JABAL'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.