Numbers 32:42

42 And Nobah captured Kenath and its surrounding settlements and called it Nobah after himself.

Numbers 32:42 in Other Translations

KJV
42 And Nobah went and took Kenath, and the villages thereof, and called it Nobah, after his own name.
ESV
42 And Nobah went and captured Kenath and its villages, and called it Nobah, after his own name.
NLT
42 Meanwhile, a man named Nobah captured the town of Kenath and its surrounding villages, and he renamed that area Nobah after himself.
MSG
42 Nobah captured Kenath and its surrounding camps. He renamed it after himself, Nobah.
CSB
42 Nobah went and captured Kenath with 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 So Moses gave Gilead to the Makirites, the descendants of Manasseh, and they settled there.
41 Jair, a descendant of Manasseh, captured their settlements and called them Havvoth Jair.
42 And Nobah captured Kenath and its surrounding settlements and called it Nobah after himself.

Cross References 3

  • 1. 1 Chronicles 2:23
  • 2. Judges 8:11
  • 3. 1 Samuel 15:12; 2 Samuel 18:18; Psalms 49:11; Isaiah 22:16; Isaiah 56:5