Numbers 32:42

42 And Nobah went and captured Kenath and its villages, and called it Nobah, after his own name.

Numbers 32:42 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 32:42

And Nobah went and took Kenath, and the villages thereof
Who this Nobah was is not certain, very probably a descendant of Manasseh; it is said F21 he was among those that were born in Egypt, and died after the death of Moses, and was buried beyond Jordan, as it is said, also did Machir and Jair, so that there were none left but Caleb, and Joshua:

and called it Nobah,
after his name; but it seems that in later times its ancient name was restored to it; for Jerom F23, says there was a village in Arabia, called Cannatha, which is supposed to be this place; though he also tells us F24, that eight miles from Heshbon; to the south, is shown a desert place called Naba. Pliny F25 places Cannatha in the Decapolis.


FOOTNOTES:

F21 Seder Olam Rabba, c. 9. p. 27.
F23 Ut supra. (De loc. Heb. fol. 89. M.)
F24 De loc. Heb. fol. 93. H.
F25 Nat. Hist. l. 5. c. 18.

Numbers 32:42 In-Context

40 And Moses gave Gilead to Machir the son of Manasseh, and he settled in it.
41 And Jair the son of Manasseh went and captured their villages, and called them Havvoth-jair.
42 And Nobah went and captured Kenath and its villages, and called it Nobah, after his own name.