Jobab

Jobab [N] [H] [S]

dweller in the desert.

  • One of the sons of Joktan, and founder of an Arabian tribe ( Genesis 10:29 ).
  • King of Edom, succeeded Bela ( Genesis 36:33 Genesis 36:34 ).
  • A Canaanitish king ( Joshua 11:1 ) who joined the confederacy against Joshua.

    These dictionary topics are from
    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
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

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

  • Jobab [N] [E] [S]

    sorrowful
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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

    Bibliography Information

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

    Jobab [N] [E] [H]

    (a desert ).

    1. The last in order of the sons of Joktan. ( Genesis 10:29 ; 1 Chronicles 1:23 )
    2. One of the "kings" of Edom. ( Genesis 3:34 ; 1 Chronicles 1:44 ; 45 )
    3. King of Madon; one of the northern chieftains who attempted to oppose Joshuas conquest and were routed by him at Meron. ( Joshua 11:1 ) only.
    4. Head of a Benjamite house. ( 1 Chronicles 8:9 )

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [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 'Jobab'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    JOBAB

    jo'-bab (yobhabh, perhaps "howling"; Iobab):

    (1) "Son" of Joktan (Genesis 10:29; 1 Chronicles 1:23).

    See TABLE OF NATIONS.

    (2) An Edomite king (Genesis 36:33,14; 1 Chronicles 1:44,45).

    (3) King of Madon (Joshua 11:1).

    (4) 1 Chronicles 8:9; and (5) 1 Chronicles 8:18, Benjamites.

    The name is confused with that of Job in Septuagint of Job 42:17.


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