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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Shobal

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(Heb. Shobal', שׁוֹבָל , flowing, or a shoot [Gesen.], or wandering [Furst]; Sept. Σωβάλ or Σουβάλ v.r. Σωβάρ ), the name of two Hebrews.

l. Second named of the seven sons of Seir the Horite (Genesis 36:20; 1 Chronicles 1:38). He was the father of five sons (Genesis 36:23; 1 Chronicles 1:40), and one of the aboriginal "dukes" or sheiks of Edom (Genesis 36:29). B.C. post 1963.

2. First named of the five sons of Hur the son of Caleb of the tribe of Judah. He became the founder ("father") of Kirjath-jearimp (1 Chronicles 2:50). B.C. cir. 1612. He is evidently the same mentioned as father of Reaiah (q. y.) among the descendants, ("sons") of Judah in 1 Chronicles 4:1-2. sv.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Shobal'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/s/shobal.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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