Judges 11:3

Overview - Judges 11
The covenant between Jephthah and the Gileadites, that he should be their head.
12 The treaty of peace between him and the Ammonites is in vain.
29 Jephthah's vow.
32 His conquest of the Ammonites.
34 He performs his vow on his daughter.
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Judges 11:3  (King James Version)
Then Jephthah fled from his brethren, and dwelt in the land of Tob: and there were gathered vain men to Jephthah, and went out with him.

from his brethren
Hebrew from the face of. Tob.
Probably the same as Ish-Tob; and appears to have been a part of Syria, near Zobah, Rehob, and Maachah, east of Jordan, and in the most northern part of the portion of Manasseh. If so, it could not be far from Gilead, the country of Jephthah. This country is called Tobie or Tubin, 1 ; Mac 5:13 and the Jews who inhabited this district Tubieni, 2 ; Mac 12:17 2 ; Sa 10:6

vain men
9:4 1 Samuel 22:2 ; 27:2 30:22-24 Job 30:1-10 ; Acts 17:5