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Dictionaries :: Shobal

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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Shobal:

pilgrim. (1.) The second son of Seir the Horite; one of the Horite "dukes" (Gen 36:20).

(2.) One of the sons of Caleb, and a descendant of Hur (1Ch 2:50,52; 4:1,2).

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

Shobal:

path; ear of corn

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Shobal:

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 (Ge 36:20), the father of a clan (Ge 36:23), and a Horite "duke" ('alluph) (Ge 36:29; 1Ch 1:38,40).

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

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

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Shobal:

(flowing).

(1.) Second son of Seir the Horite (Genesis 36:20; 1 Chronicles 1:38) and one of the "dukes" of the Horites (Genesis 36:29).

(2.) Son of Caleb the son of Hur and founder or prince of Kirjath‐jearim (1 Chronicles 2:50, 52). (B.C. about 1445)

(3.) In 1 Chronicles 4:1-2. Shobal appears with Hur among the sons of Judah. He is possibly the same as the preceding (No. 2).

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