What does Tob mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
ט֔וֹב a region east of the Jordan 1
ט֣וֹב a region east of the Jordan 1
ט֑וֹב a region east of the Jordan 1
טֽוֹב a region east of the Jordan 1

Definitions Related to Tob

H2897


   1 a region east of the Jordan, north or northeast of Gilead, probably Aramean, location uncertain.
   Additional Information: Tob = “good”.
   

Frequency of Tob (original languages)

Frequency of Tob (English)

Dictionary

Holman Bible Dictionary - Tob
(tahb) Place name meaning, “good.” Syrian city in southern Hauran to which Jephthah fled from his brothers (Judges 11:3-5 ). Tob contributed troops to an unsuccessful alliance against David (2 Samuel 10:6-13 ). Tob is perhaps identical with Tabeel (Isaiah 7:6 ). The site is perhaps et-Taiyibeh about twelve miles east of Ramoth-gilead near the source of the Yarmuk River.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Tob
TOB . One of the small Aramæan principalities founded to the south of Mt. Hermon and Damascus in the 12th cent. b.c., the others being Hamath (the less), Zobah, Beth-rehob, Maacah or Geshur. It was in Tob that Jephthah lived as an outlaw ( Judges 11:3 ; Judges 11:5 ). Tob joined the rest of the Aramæans, except those of Hamath ( 2 Samuel 8:9 f.), in helping the Ammonites in their war against king David ( 2 Samuel 10:6 ff.). The exact position of these little States is uncertain. Tob was perhaps the most easterly of them. Possibly Tob is meant in the region alluded to in 1Ma 5:13 [1], 2Ma 12:17 [2].
J. F. McCurdy.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Tob-Adonijah
TOB-ADONIJAH . One of the Levites sent by Jehoshaphat to teach in the cities of Judah ( 2 Chronicles 17:8 ).
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Tob
(good ), The land of, a place in which Jephthah took refuge when expelled from home by his half-brother, ( Judges 11:3 ) and where he remained, at the head of a band of freebooters, till he was brought back by the sheikhs of Gilead. ver. 5. The narrative implies that the land of Tob was not far distant from Gilead; at the same time, from the nature of the case it must have lain out toward the eastern deserts. It is undoubtedly mentioned again in (2 Samuel 10:6,8 ) as Ishtob, i.e. man of Tob , meaning, according to a common Hebrew idiom, the men of Tob. After a long interval it appears again, in the Maccabaean history, 1 Maccabees 5:13 , in the names Tobie and Tubieni. 2 Maccabees 12:17 . No identification of the ancient, district with any modern one has yet been attempted.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Tob, the Land of
A district on the east of Jodan, about 13 miles south-east of the Sea of Galilee, to which Jephthah fled from his brethren (Judges 11:3,5 ). It was on the northern boundary of Perea, between Syria and the land of Ammon (2 Samuel 10:6,8 ). Its modern name is Taiyibeh.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Tob-Adonijah
Good is Jehovah, my Lord, a Levite sent out by Jehoshaphat to instruct the people of Judah in the law (2 Chronicles 17:8 ).
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Tob-Adoni'Jah
(Adonijah the good ), one of the Levites sent by Jehoshaphat through the cities of Judah to teach the law to the people. ( 2 Chronicles 17:8 ) (B.C. 910.)
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Tob
("good".) Where Jephthah was expelled by his stepbrothers; here he gathered to him a band of freebooters; from Tob the elders of Gilead brought him to oppose Ammon. Toward the desert E. of Gilead. Ish-tob, i.e. the men of Tob, supported the Ammonites against David (2 Samuel 10:6; 2 Samuel 10:8). Ptolemy (Geogr. v. 19) mentions a Thauba S.W. of Zobah, probably N.E. of Ammon. There is a Tell Dobbe or Dibbe, a ruined site S. of the Lejah.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Tob Adonijah
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Tob
Good; goodness
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Tob-Adonijah
My good God; the goodness of the foundation of the Lord
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Tob
See ISHTOB.
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Ish-Tob
Good man
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Tob
Tob (tŏb), good. The place or district beyond the Jordan to which Jephthah fled, Judges 11:3; Judges 11:5; also called Ish-tob. 2 Samuel 10:6; 2 Samuel 10:8, A. V. It lay beyond Gilead, toward the eastern deserts.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Tob
a country of Palestine, lying beyond Jordan, in the northern part of the portion of Manasseh. To this district Jephthah retired, when he was driven away by his brethren, Judges 11:3 ; Judges 11:5 . It is also called Tobie, or Tubin, 1Ma_5:13 ; and the inhabitants of this canton were called Tubieni. It is supposed to be the same as Ishtob, one of the small principalities of Syria, which appears, like the other little kingdoms in its neighbourhood, to have been swallowed up in the kingdom of Damascus. This principality furnished twelve thousand men to the confederacy formed by the Syrians and Ammonites against David, 2 Samuel 10.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Tob
A district beyond Jordan, where Jephthah took refuge when expelled from Gilead, Judges 11:3,5 . Its location is not known.

Sentence search

Edna - Wife of Raguel of Ecbatana, and mother of Sarah, who became wife of Tobias ( Tob 7:3 ff; Tob 10:12 ; Tob 11:1 )
Azarias - Name assumed by the angel Raphael ( Tob 5:12 ; Tob 6:5 ; Tob 6:13 ; Tob 7:8 ; Tob 9:2 )
Gabael - A distant ancestor of Tobit ( Tob 1:1 ). A friend and kinsman of Tobit residing at Rages in Media. To him Tobit, when purveyor to the king of Assyria, once entrusted, as a deposit, 10 talents of silver ( Tob 1:14 ). When blindness and poverty came on Tobit in Nineveh, he recollected, after prayer, the long-forgotten treasure ( Tob 4:1 ), and wished his son Tobias to fetch it ( Tob 4:21 ). Tobias found a guide, Raphael in disguise, who said he had lodged with Gabael ( Tob 5:6 ). When Tobias married Sarah in Ecbatana, he sent Raphael for the deposit ( Tob 9:2 )
Ishtob - (ihssh' tahb) Personal name meaning, “man of good” or “man of Tob. Thus most modern translations read “men from Tob. ” A manuscript from the Dead Sea Scrolls has Ishtob as one word and thus as a proper name; but modern Bible students still generally follow the standard manuscript rather than the older Dead Sea Scroll. “Man of Tob” could also refer to the ruler of Tob. See Tob
Rages - In Tobit ( Tob 1:14 ; Tob 4:1 ; Tob 4:20 ; Tob 5:5 ; Tob 6:13 ; Tob 9:2 ) it was visited by the angel Raphael, and there he recovered for Tobias the deposit of silver which his father had placed there. In Tob 6:9 read Ecbatana for Rages
Ishtob - An inhabitant of man of Tob, a country north of mount Gilead, where Jephtha resided. (See Judges 11:3) The name is a compound of Ish, a man; and Tob, good: so that to say, an inhabitant of Tob, seems to have been proverbial for a good man
Tob - Tob . It was in Tob that Jephthah lived as an outlaw ( Judges 11:3 ; Judges 11:5 ). Tob joined the rest of the Aramæans, except those of Hamath ( 2 Samuel 8:9 f. Tob was perhaps the most easterly of them. Possibly Tob is meant in the region alluded to in 1Ma 5:13 [1], 2Ma 12:17 [2]
Achmetha - It is several times mentioned in the Apocrypha ( 2Ma 9:3 Tob 3:7 ; Tob 6:7 ; Tob 14:13 f
Gabrias - The brother of the Gabael to whom Tobit entrusted 10 talents of silver ( Tob 1:14 ; in Tob 4:20 AV Tob - ) Where Jephthah was expelled by his stepbrothers; here he gathered to him a band of freebooters; from Tob the elders of Gilead brought him to oppose Ammon. Ish-tob, i. the men of Tob, supported the Ammonites against David (2 Samuel 10:6; 2 Samuel 10:8)
Tob - Tob (tŏb), good. The place or district beyond the Jordan to which Jephthah fled, Judges 11:3; Judges 11:5; also called Ish-tob
Tubias, Tubieni - See Tob
Tobiel - TobIEL . The father of Tobit ( Tob 1:1 )
Ishtob - In the margin it reads 'men of Tob. ' It was to 'the land of Tob' that Jephthah fled from his brethren
Anael - Brother of Tobit and father of Achiacharus ( Tob 1:21 )
Tob - Tob contributed troops to an unsuccessful alliance against David (2 Samuel 10:6-13 ). Tob is perhaps identical with Tabeel (Isaiah 7:6 )
Asmodaeus - ASMODÆUS , the ‘evil demon’ of Tob 3:1-17 ; Tob 6:1-17 ; Tob 8:1-21 , appears freely in the Talmud as Ashmĕdai , which popular etymology connected with shâmad , ‘to destroy. It would seem that the Book of Tobit is really a Median folk-story, adapted for edification by a Jew, with sundry uncomprehended features of the original left unchanged
Aduel - An ancestor of Tobit, Tob 1:1 ; a variant form of Adiel , 1 Chronicles 4:36
Ishtob - Man of Tob, one of the small Syrian kingdoms which together constituted Aram (2 Samuel 10:6,8 )
Jathan - Son of Shemaiah ‘the great,’ and brother of Ananias the pretended father of Raphael ( Tob 5:13 )
Aman - The persecutor of Achiacharus ( Tob 14:10 )
Raphael - RAPHAEL (‘God has healed’) is the good angel of Tobit. In Tob 3:17 he is sent to heal Tobit, by restoring his sight; to give Sarah, daughter of his kinsman Raguel, to his son Tobias for wife; and to prevent the demon Asmodæus from adding him to the seven husbands he has already killed. In Tob 5:4 ff. he appears as ‘brother Azarias ’ to accompany Tobias on his journey to Media. Tobit despatches them with the parting ‘May [1] angel go with you’ ( Tob 5:16 , cf. Tob 5:21 ), and they start with their dog (a favourite subject with the great painters). In Tob 6:3 ff. he directs Tobias to take the heart, liver, and gall of a fish, manages the marriage, binds the demon, fetches money from Rages, and heals Tob 12:12-20 gives his description of himself, a passage which probably became the groundwork of later speculations. (3) He is also a guardian angel, being present at Tobit’s good deeds, and the companion of Tobias. The long-maintained disguise is a unique feature; the ‘eating and drinking’ is explained as an illusion ( Tob 12:19 )
Tob-Adonijah - Tob-ADONIJAH
Tobias - TobIAS . The son of Tobit ( Tob 1:9 and often)
Raguel - The father of Sarah, the wife of Tobias (Tob 3:7, 17, 18; 14:12)
Ishtob - See Tob
Achiacharus - ACHIACHARUS , the nephew of Tobit, was governor under Sarchedonus = Esarhaddon ( Tob 1:21 etc
Tob - The narrative implies that the land of Tob was not far distant from Gilead; at the same time, from the nature of the case it must have lain out toward the eastern deserts. It is undoubtedly mentioned again in (2 Samuel 10:6,8 ) as Ishtob, i. man of Tob , meaning, according to a common Hebrew idiom, the men of Tob. After a long interval it appears again, in the Maccabaean history, 1 Maccabees 5:13 , in the names Tobie and Tubieni
Nasbas - Apparently the nephew of Achiacharus, who was the nephew of Tobit ( Tob 11:18 ). He came with Achiacharus to the wedding of Tobias. It has been suggested also that he is the same as Aman or Nadan, the ward of Achiacharus ( Tob 14:10 ), in which case the uncle adopted the nephew and brought him up as his son
Charax - East of Jordan, and apparently in the land of Tob
Ishtob - The sense probably is "the men of Tob" (Judges 11:3)
Ish'Tob - (men of Tob ), apparently one of the small kingdoms or states which formed part of the general country of Aram, named with Zobah, Rehob and Maacah
Moth-Eaten - 1: σητόβρωτος (Strong's #4598 — Adjective — setobrotos — say-tob'-ro-tos ) from ses, "a moth," and bibrosko, "to eat," is used in James 5:2
Asiel - ]'>[1] Asael ) An ancestor of Tobit ( Tob 1:1 )
Instrument - ]'>[1] (though only twice in NT, both times in Romans 6:13 ) for any utensil, implement, or weapon, and in Tob 7:14 , 1Ma 13:42 for a legal document or deed
Aram - See various compound names with Aram below and Beth Rehob; Padan-Aram; Geshur; Maacah; Tob; Zobah
Enemessar - MSS of Tob 1:2 , where the Syriac and Lat
Thisbe - The place from which Tobit was carried away captive by the Assyrians ( Tob 1:2 )
Ahasuerus - The Ahasuerus of Tob 14:15 is Cyaxares
Nineveh - Later, Tobit ( Tob 1:10 ; Tob 1:17 etc
Liver - In Tob 6:4-16 ; Tob 8:2 the liver of a fish is used for the purpose of exorcism
Alms, Almsgiving - ) and Tobit (see esp. Tob 4:7-11 ). ]'>[1] ‘almsgiving’] maketh an atonement for sins,’ Tob 4:10 ; Tob 12:9 ‘alms delivereth from death,’ cf
Jephthah - He lived and raided in the land of Tob with a band of outlaws, becoming known as a “mighty warrior
Hazor - called in Tob 1:2 Asher ), overlooking Lake Semechonitis = cl-Hûleh (Jos
Sarah - Sarah, daughter of Raguel and wife of Tobias ( Tob 3:7 ; Tob 3:17 and elsewhere)
Jephthah And His Daughter - ' Then Jephthah fled from his brethren and dwelt in the land of Tob; and there were gathered vain men to Jephthah, who went out with him. They were not all highwaymen; they were not all unmitigated freebooters either in Adullam or in Tob. Yes; fill the mountain-fastnesses of Tob as full as they can hold of vain men, and their captain's true character will only all that the better come out. And then he hurled them like a stone cut out of the mountain against the enemies of the King of Tob; till the elders of Israel in their absolute despair were compelled to approach and to beseech Jephthah to come down from his fastness and rid them of their enemies also. You will know, then, what it was to be an elder in Israel in that day and among the hills of Tob. And he would never have got through his mission to Tob that day unless Jephthah had made his daughter spread out some venison on a shelf of a rock and pour out some of the old wine of their mountains. And he was very glad when he got all those elders of Israel safely out of Tob and back again within the borders of their own land. Tob, and Mizpeh, and all, were full of the Lord and all His Attributes to Jephthah. I expect to read in The Athenæum or The Academy some Saturday night soon that the land of Tob has been discovered and identified, and Jephthah's headquarters in it, with Exodus thirty-fourth and sixth and seventh still legible on its doorpost. And from a few words of her daughter I can see and understand that nameless princess of the land of Tob better than I can see and understand some men and women who live next door to me. I see the mother of Jephthah's daughter the light of Jephthah's eyes in the dark cave of Tob. For Jephthah got of the Lord in Tob a better wife and a better daughter too, than were to be seen in all Israel from Dan to Beersheba. Old soldiers from the fastnesses of Tob were pensioned in that palace; prodigal sons worked in its fields; illegitimate sons sat at its table; foundling children played upon its doorsteps; nephews of its owner, the debauched sons of the rich brothers of his youth, became honest men-what between their uncle's house and the house of the Lord beside it
Judaea - A name first appearing in Tob 1:18 as applied to the old kingdom of Judah (of which Judæa is merely the Græco-Roman equivalent), as it was reoccupied after the Captivity by the returned descendants of subjects of the Southern Kingdom
Melchizedek - One of the Amarna tablets is from Ebed-Tob, king of Jerusalem, the successor of Melchizedek, in which he claims the very attributes and dignity given to Melchizedek in the Epistle to the Hebrews
Ananias - This name occurs several times in the Apocrypha: in Esther 9:21 Esther 9:21 ; Esther 9:29 Esther 9:29 ; 1Es 9:43 ; 1Es 9:48 (representing ‘Hanani’ and ‘Hananiah’ of Ezra 10:20 ; Ezra 10:28 , ‘Anaiah’ and ‘Hanan’ of Nehemiah 8:4 ; Nehemiah 8:7 ) and in Tob 5:12 f
Ignorance - ]'>[1] ‘errors’), Tob 3:3 , Sir 23:2 f
Jephthah - In their distress the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah out of the land of Tob, to which he had fled when driven out wrongfully by his brothers from his father's inheritance (2), and the people made him their head and captain
Marriage - Numbers 27:4 , Tob 6:12 ; Tob 7:12 ). Outside the prohibited degrees consanguineous marriages were common ( Genesis 24:4 , Tob 4:12 ); in Judges 14:3 the best marriage is ‘from thy brethren. Tob 4:12 ; Tob 6:16 , 1Ma 1:15 renew the protest against them. Caleb gives his daughter a field ( Joshua 15:19 = Judges 1:15 ); Solomon’s princess brings a dowry of a city ( 1 Kings 9:16 ); Raguel gives his daughter half his goods ( Tob 8:21 ; Tob 10:10 ). Tobit ( Tob 7:14 ) mentions a ‘contract’ (cf. ...
The marriage supper followed, usually in the home of the bridegroom ( 2Es 9:47 ); Genesis 29:22 , Judges 14:10 , Tob 8:19 are easily explained exceptions. As now in Syria, the feast lasted for 7 days ( Genesis 29:27 , Tob 11:10 ; Tob 8:19 [7])
Good, Goodness - The main Old Testament words for good/goodness come from the Hebrew word Tob [ Genesis 6:2 ; 24:16 ; 26:7 ; 2 Samuel 11:2 ; Esther 1:11 ; 2:2-3,7 ) and a "good" man is handsome (1 Samuel 9:2 ). "...
The goodness God's people exhibit shows itself in various moral qualities, notably kindness; hesed [1], translated "goodness" or "kindness, " serves as one of the major synonyms of Tob [2], "good, " in the Old Testament
Exorcism - A more complicated method is prescribed by the angel Raphael ( Tob 6:16 f. , Tob 8:2 )
Gold - Zahab Tob, good gold, of a more valuable kind, Genesis 2:12
Prayer - Jeremiah 15:1 ): colloquy with God ( Exodus 3:1-22 ; Exodus 4:1-31 ; Exodus 5:22 ; Exodus 6:1 ; Tob 11:14-15 ; Exodus 6:12 ; Exodus 6:28-30 , Deuteronomy 3:23-25 ), appeal in crises ( Exodus 5:22 , Numbers 11:11 ), prophetic blessing ( Deuteronomy 33:6-11 ); (2) Joshua’s prayer after defeat ( Joshua 7:7-9 ), and in battle ( Joshua 10:14 ); (3) Gideon’s colloquy ( Judges 6:11-24 ); (4) Israelites’ frequent cry for help ( Judges 3:9 ; Judges 3:15 ; Judges 6:6 etc. ...
Tobit . Prevailing prayer of Tobit and Sarah ( Tob 3:1-15 ); Tobias urged to pray ( Tob 4:19 ) prays in nuptial room ( Tob 8:4-8 ); thanksgiving of Raguel ( Tob 8:15-17 ), Tobit ( Exodus 6:10 ; Tob 11:17 ; Tob 11:13 )
Jeph'Thah - Driven by the legitimate sons from his father's inheritance, he went to Tob and became the head of a company of freebooters in a debatable land probably belonging to Ammon
Asher - Tob 1:2 = Hazor, No
Jephthah, Jephthae - ' Being turned out by his half-brothers he went into the land of Tob, where 'vain men' joined him, and went out with him, apparently as freebooters
Abaddon - Abaddon or Apollyon was often identified with Asmodaeus, ‘the evil spirit’ of Tob 3:8; but this identification is now known to be a mistake
Shemaiah - A prophet, son of Delaiah, hired by Sanballat and Tobiah to terrify Nehemiah ( Nehemiah 6:10-14 ). ‘The great,’ kinsman of Tobias ( Tob 5:13 )
Kindness - ) and in Hebrew (hesed, Tob, rahamim, hemlah, hen, etc
Deborah - The mother of Tobit’s father; she seems to have taught her grandchild the duty of almsgiving ( Tob 1:8 )
Angel - ), they guide men ( 2Es 5:21 ), they bring destruction upon men ( 1Ma 7:41-42 ); on the other hand, they heal men ( Tob 3:17 ), their power is superhuman ( Tob 12:19 , Bel 34ff. In Tob 12:6-15 there are some important details, here an angel instructs in manner of life, but more striking is the teaching that he brings to remembrance before God the prayers of the faithful, and that he superintends the burial of the dead;* Jephthah - Jephthah went to the land of Tob, N. of Persea, between Syria and Ammon (2 Samuel 10:6-8, Ιsh Τob , "man of Tob"), and there gathered about him a band of loose (1 Samuel 22:2) men, whom be led in marauding Bedouin-like expeditions. ...
Then the princes ("elders") of Gilead with Israel encamped at Mizpeh (Judges 10:17-18; Judges 11:5-11), having resolved to make "head" (civil) and "captain" (military) over all Israelite Gilead (the Israelites in Persea) whatever warrior they could find able to lead them against Ammon, applied to Jephthah in Tob
Face - ‘angel (s) of the face or presence,’ Isaiah 63:9 , Tob 12:15 , Revelation 8:2 , and often in apocalyptic literature)
Wages - The next instance is Tobit’s engagement of the angel Raphael as his son’s travelling-companion for a drachm a day and all found ( Tob 5:14 ). This amount in Tobit’s day nearly a shilling would probably be equal in purchasing power to three shillings at the present day
Jephthah - Hereupon he gathers a band of followers, and leads the life of a freebooter in the land of Tob
Satan - of Tobit ( Tob 3:8 ; Tob 3:17 ) seems to have been regarded as the king (Bab
Jephthah - Driven by the other sons from his father's inheritance, he went to Tob and became the head of a marauding party in a debatable land, probably belonging to Ammon
Glory - Tob 12:15 , where Raphael goes in before the glory of the Holy One (cf
Devil - see) is used in the later books with some freedom, Asmodæus occurring in the same sense in Tob 3:8 ; Tob 3:17
Flowers - A similar plant may be meant by qaneh Tob in Jeremiah 6:20 , to meaning either “good” or “perfumed
Greek Versions of ot - The historical books (1 Esdras, Tob. , And Marked With An Asterisk (*); The Close Of The Passage To Which The Signs Applied Being Marked By A Metobelus (: Or %. , Tob. In Tob
Genealogy - , for an earlier period, Malachi 2:1 Malachi 2:1 , Bar 1:1 , Tob 1:1 )
Name, Names - Thus we have Jushab-hesed (‘kindness is requited’), Tob-adonijah (‘good is the Lord Jahweh’), Elioenai (‘to Jahweh are mine eyes’), Hazzelelponi (‘Give shade, Thou who turnest to me’; cf
Jephthah - Like Ishmael, therefore, he withdrew, and took up his residence beyond Jordan, in the land of Tob, where he appears to have become the chief of a banditti, or marauding party, who probably lived by plunder, Judges 11:3
Jonah - The ancient Jews seem to have regarded the book as historical ( 3Ma 6:8 , Tob 14:4-8 ; Jos
Time - In 2Ma 11:21 , a month is named Dioscorinthius , a name which does not occur elsewhere, and which is either a corruption of the text for Dystrus, a name for the twelfth month, which occurs in the Sinaitic text of Tob 2:12 , or the name of an intercalary month inserted at the end of the year
Children (Sons) of God - ...
The relevant passages in the Apocrypha, at least, leave the gulf unbridged between OT and NT ( Tob 13:4 , Wis 5:5 ; Wis 14:3 , Sir 23:1 ; Sir 23:4 ; Sir 36:12 ; Sir 51:10 , Ad
Meals - it was probably universal save among the very poor ( Jdt 12:15 , Tob 2:1 )
Trade And Commerce - Another common practice was to deposit money with trustworthy persons, to which there is a reference in Tobit ( Tob 4:20 etc
Clean And Unclean - Tob 8:1-3 , Deuteronomy 27:5-6 , Joshua 8:31 ), to the recommendations of elementary sanitation, etc
Job - ]'>[3] of Tob 2:12 ; and in the NT in James 5:11 , the last two passages alluding to his patience