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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Son of Lamech and Adah, and a descendant of Cain. He is supposed to have been the first to adopt the nomadic mode of life, still practiced in Arabia and Tartary, and to have invented portable tents, perhaps of skins, Genesis 4:20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents and have cattle.
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Jabal'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/j/jabal.html. 1859.