Nebaioth

Nebaioth [N] [H]

height.

  • Ishmael's eldest son ( Genesis 25:13 ), and the prince of an Israelitish tribe (16). He had a sister, Mahalath, who was one of Esau's wives ( Genesis 28:9 ; 36:3 ).

  • The name of the Ishmaelite tribe descended from the above ( Genesis 25:13 Genesis 25:18 ). The "rams of Nebaioth" ( Isaiah 60:7 ) are the gifts which these wandering tribes of the desert would consecrate to God.

    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

    Bibliography Information

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

  • Nebaioth [N] [E]

    words; prophecies; buds
    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

    Bibliography Information

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

    NEBAIOTH

    ne-ba'-yoth, ne-bi'-oth (nabhayoth; Septuagint Nabaioth):

    Firstborn of Ishmael (Genesis 25:13; 28:9; 36:3; 1 Chronicles 1:29). Isaiah 60:7 mentions the tribe Nebaioth with Kedar, with an allusion to its pastoral nature: "the rams of Nebaioth" are to serve the ideal Zion as sacrificial victims. Again associated with Kedar, the name occurs frequently in Assyrian inscriptions. The tribe must have had a conspicuous place among the northern Arabs. Josephus, followed by Jerome, regarded Nebaioth as identical with the Nabateans, the great trading community and ally of Rome, whose capital and stronghold was Petra. This view is widely accepted, but the name "Nabatean" is spelled with a "T" (teth), and the interchange of "T" (teth) and "t" (taw), although not unparalleled, is unusual. If the name is Arabic, it is probably a feminine plural, and in that ease could have no connection with the Nabateans.

    A. S. Fulton


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