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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Jareb

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Ja'reb. (adversary). Jareb is to be explained either as the proper name of a country or person, as a noun in apposition, or as a verb from a root, rub, "to contend, plead". All these senses are represented in the Authorized Version and the marginal readings, Hosea 5:13; Hosea 10:6, and the least preferable has been inserted in the text. Jareb is most probably, the name of some city of Assyria, or another name of the country itself.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Jareb'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/j/jareb.html. 1901.

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