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Genesis 4:20

4:20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the first 1  of those who live in tents and keep 2  livestock.

Genesis 18:1

Three Special Visitors

18:1 The Lord appeared to Abraham 3  by the oaks 4  of Mamre while 5  he was sitting at the entrance 6  to his tent during the hottest time of the day.

Genesis 31:33


31:33 So Laban entered Jacob’s tent, and Leah’s tent, and the tent of the two female servants, but he did not find the idols. 7  Then he left Leah’s tent and entered Rachel’s. 8 

1 tn Heb “father.” In this passage the word “father” means “founder,” referring to the first to establish such lifestyles and occupations.

2 tn The word “keep” is not in the Hebrew text, but is supplied in the translation. Other words that might be supplied instead are “tend,” “raise” (NIV), or “have” (NRSV).

3 tn Heb “him”; the referent (Abraham) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

4 tn Or “terebinths.”

5 tn The disjunctive clause here is circumstantial to the main clause.

6 tn The Hebrew noun translated “entrance” is an adverbial accusative of place.

7 tn No direct object is specified for the verb “find” in the Hebrew text. The words “the idols” have been supplied in the translation for clarification.

8 tn Heb “and he went out from the tent of Leah and went into the tent of Rachel.”

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