sho'-bal (shobhal, "overflowing"; Sobal, with variants):

(1) An Edomite name mentioned in connection with Lotan, Zibeon and Anah, as that of a "son" of Seir (Genesis 36:20), the father of a clan (Genesis 36:23), and a Horite "duke" ('alluph) (Genesis 36:29; 1 Chronicles 1:38,40).

(2) A Calebite, the father (possibly of the inhabitants) of Kiriath-jearim (1 Chronicles 2:50,52).

(3) A Judahite, perhaps to be identified with (2) above (1 Chronicles 4:1).

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