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HEBREW: 5858 lbye `Eybal 5745 lbwe `Owbal
NAVE: Ebal Obal
EBD: Ebal Obal
SMITH: EBAL OBAL
ISBE: EBAL; OBAL OBAL
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Ebal

In Bible versions:

Ebal: NET AVS NIV NRSV NASB TEV
Obal: NET AVS NIV NRSV NASB TEV
son of Shobal son of Seir
a mountain north of Mt. Gerizim overlooking Shechem
son of Joktan, grandson of Shem
son of Joktan of Shem

ancient heaps
inconvenience of old age

Hebrew

Strongs #05858: lbye `Eybal

Ebal = "stone" or "bare mountain"

n pr m
1) a son of Shobal

n pr loc
2) mountain of cursing, north of Shechem and opposite Mount Gerizim

5858 `Eybal ay-bawl'

perhaps from an unused root probably meaning to be bald;
bare; Ebal, a mountain of Palestine:-Ebal.

Strongs #05745: lbwe `Owbal

Obal = "stripped bare"

1) a son of Joktan and the founder of an Arab tribe

5745 `Owbal o-bawl'

of foreign derivation; Obal, a son of Joktan:-Obal.

Ebal [EBD]

stony. (1.) A mountain 3,076 feet above the level of the sea, and 1,200 feet above the level of the valley, on the north side of which stood the city of Shechem (q.v.). On this mountain six of the tribes (Deut. 27:12,13) were appointed to take their stand and respond according to a prescribed form to the imprecations uttered in the valley, where the law was read by the Levites (11:29; 29:4, 13). This mountain was also the site of the first great altar erected to Jehovah (Deut. 27:5-8; Josh. 8:30-35). After this the name of Ebal does not again occur in Jewish history. (See GERIZIM.)

(2.) A descendant of Eber (1 Chr. 1:22), called also Obal (Gen. 10:28).

(3.) A descendant of Seir the Horite (Gen. 36:23).

Obal [EBD]

stripped, the eight son of Joktan (Gen. 10:28); called also Ebal (1 Chr. 1:22).

Ebal [NAVE]

EBAL
1. Son of Joktan, 1 Chr. 1:22.
2. A Horite, Gen. 36:23; 1 Chr. 1:40.
3. A mountain of Ephraim. Half of the tribes of Israel stand on, to respond Amen to the curses of the law, Deut. 11:29; 27:12, 13; Josh. 8:33.
Altar built on, Josh. 8:30.
See: Gerizim.

Obal [NAVE]

OBAL, called also Ebal. A son of Joktan, Gen. 10:28; 1 Chr. 1:22.

EBAL [SMITH]

(stone, bare mountain).
  1. One of the sons of Shobal the son of Seir. (Genesis 36:23; 1 Chronicles 1:40)
  2. Obal the son of Joktan. (1 Chronicles 1:22) comp. Genesis 10:28

OBAL [SMITH]

(stripped bare), son of Joktan, and, like the rest of family, apparently the founder of an Arab tribe. (Genesis 10:28) In (1 Chronicles 1:22) the name is written EBAL.

EBAL; OBAL [ISBE]

EBAL; OBAL - e'-bal (`ebhal, "bare") or (`obhal):

(1) A people and region of Joktanite, Arabia. See Dillmann, Genesis, and Glaser, Skizze, II, 426. The latter form of the name is that given in Gen 10:28, the former in 1 Ch 1:22 and in the Sam text of Gen 10:28.

(2) A son of Shobal, son of Seir, the Horite (Gen 36:23; 1 Ch 1:40).

OBAL [ISBE]

OBAL - o'-bal.

See EBAL, 1.




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