Character Study on Jobab

Character Study on Jobab

Genesis 10: And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.
Genesis 36: And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.
Genesis 36: And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani reigned in his stead.
Joshua 11: And it came to pass, when Jabin king of Hazor had heard those things, that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, and to the king of Shimron, and to the king of Achshaph,
1 Chronicles 1: And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan.
1 Chronicles 1: And when Bela was dead, Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.
1 Chronicles 1: And when Jobab was dead, Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his stead.
1 Chronicles 8: And he begat of Hodesh his wife, Jobab, and Zibia, and Mesha, and Malcham,
1 Chronicles 8: Ishmerai also, and Jezliah, and Jobab, the sons of Elpaal;

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Jobab
Dweller in the desert.
One of the sons of Joktan, and founder of an Arabian tribe (Genesis 10:29 ).

King of Edom, succeeded Bela (Genesis 36:33,34 ).

A Canaanitish king (Joshua 11:1 ) who joined the confederacy against Joshua.


Holman Bible Dictionary - Jobab
(joh' bab) Personal name perhaps meaning, “wilderness” or “arm oneself for battle.” 1. Son of Joktan in Table of Nations lineage of Noah's son Shem (Genesis 10:29 ). He was thus the original ancestor of a Semite tribe, probably in southern Arabia. 2. Early king of Edom centered in Bozrah (Genesis 36:33 ). 3 . King of city state of Madon who joined Jabin of Hazor in northern coalition against Joshua (Joshua 11:1 ). 4 . Two members of tribe of Benjamin (1Chronicles 8:9,1 Chronicles 8:18 ).

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jobab
JOBAB. 1. A son of Joktan in the genealogies ( Genesis 10:29 , 1 Chronicles 1:23 ), and therefore probably an Arabian geographical name. Glaser identifies Jobab with YHYBB (likely Yuhaybab ), a tribe mentioned in the Sabæan inscriptions. Sprenger through the LXX [Note: Septuagint.] form Iobor relates it to Wabâr , a considerable region in S. Arabia. 2. A king of Edom ( Genesis 36:33 f., 1 Chronicles 1:44 f.), confused, in the apocryphal appendix to the LXX [Note: Septuagint.] version of Job, with Job (see Job, § 1). 3. A king of Madon, ally of Jabin of Hazor against Joshua ( Joshua 11:1 ). 4, 5. Name of two Benjamites ( 1 Chronicles 8:9 ; 1 Chronicles 8:18 ).

W. M. Nesbit.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Jobab
Sorrowful
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Jobab
1. Last of Joktan's sons (Genesis 10:29; 1 Chronicles 1:23). Ptolemy mentions the Jobaritoe (perhaps Jobabitae ought to be read) among the Arabs.

2. King of Edom (Genesis 36:33-34); son of Zerah of Bozrah; successor of Bela, first king. His association in kindred with Eliphaz (2) gives color to the conjecture that Jobab equates to Job.

3. Joshua 11:1.

4. 1 Chronicles 8:9.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Jobab
1. Son of Joktan, a descendant of Shem. Genesis 10:29 ; 1 Chronicles 1:23 .

2. Son of Zerah and king of Edom. Genesis 36:33,34 ; 1 Chronicles 1:44,45 .

3. King of Madon, conquered by Joshua. Joshua 11:1 .

4. Son of Shaharaim, a Benjamite. 1 Chronicles 8:9 .

5. Son of Elpaal, a Benjamite. 1 Chronicles 8:18 .

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Madon - A leading Canaanite city, whose king Jobab was killed at Merom with Jabiu's confederates (Joshua 11:1; Joshua 12:19)
Jobab - Jobab. Glaser identifies Jobab with YHYBB (likely Yuhaybab ), a tribe mentioned in the Sabæan inscriptions
Shaharaim - He begat in Moab, after he had sent them namely, Hushim and Baara his wives away; there he begat, with Hodesh his wife, Jobab, etc
Jobab - Ptolemy mentions the Jobaritoe (perhaps Jobabitae ought to be read) among the Arabs. His association in kindred with Eliphaz (2) gives color to the conjecture that Jobab equates to Job
Bozrah -
The city of Jobab, one of the early Edomite kings (Genesis 36:33 )
Zerah - Father of Jobab one of the early kings of Edom
Bozrah - Ancestral home of Jobab, a king in Edom before Israel had a king (Genesis 36:33 )
Bozrah - Jobab is styled "of Bozrah" (Genesis 36:33) among the kings of Edom (1 Chronicles 1:44)
Jabin - Headed the confederacy of northern kings (Jobab of Madon, the kings of Shimron, Achshaph, etc
Zerah - The name appears again as that of the father of Jobab, one of the early kings of Edom ( Genesis 36:33 , 1 Chronicles 1:44 )
Reign - ... Mâlak can also be used of the idea “to become king”—someone was made, or made himself, a king: “And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead” (Gen
Job - ] , said to be taken from a Syriac book but standing in some relation to Aristeas, Job is to be identified with Jobab, king of Edom ( Genesis 36:33 ). Jobab , which is met with in several connexions ( Genesis 10:29 Joktanite; Genesis 36:33 Edomite; Joshua 11:1 Canaanite; 1 Chronicles 8:9 Benjamite), seems to be quite distinct, although Cheyne remarks (in EBi [Note: Encyclopædia Biblica