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tob, tob ('erets Tobh, "a good land"; ge Tob): Hither Jephthah escaped from his brethren after his father's death (Judges 11:3), and perfected himself in the art of war, making forays with "the vain fellows" who joined him. Here the elders of Gilead found him, when, reduced to dire straits by the children of Ammon, they desired him to take command of their army (Jsg 11:5;). This country contributed 12,000 men to the forces of the allies, who with the Ammonites were defeated by Israel (2 Samuel 10:8). In 1 Maccabees 5:13 we read of the land of Tubins where the Jews, about 1,000 men, were slain by the Gentiles, their wives and children being carried into captivity. The Tubieni, "men of Tobit" of 2 Maccabees 12:17, were probably from this place. Ptolemy (v.19) speaks of Thauba, a place to the Southwest of Zobah, which may possibly be Tobit. The Talmud (Neubauer, Geog. du Talmud, 239) identifies the land of Tobit with the district of Hippene. Tobit would then be represented by Hippos, modern Susiyeh, to the Southwest of Fiq on the plateau East of the Sea of Galilee. Perhaps the most likely identification is that supported by G. A. Smith (HGHL, 587), with eT-Taiyibeh, 10 miles South of Umm Qeis (Gadara). The name is the same in meaning as Tobit.

W. Ewing

4598. setobrotos -- moth-eaten
... moth-eaten. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: setobrotos Phonetic Spelling:
(say-tob'-ro-tos) Short Definition: moth-eaten Definition: moth-eaten. ...
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711. Aristoboulos -- "best-counseling," Aristobulus, a Christian ...
... "best-counseling," Aristobulus, a Christian at Rome. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: Aristoboulos Phonetic Spelling: (ar-is-tob'-oo-los) Short ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2897. Tob -- a region East of the Jordan
... 2896b, 2897. Tob. 2898 . a region East of the Jordan. Transliteration:
Tob Phonetic Spelling: (tobe) Short Definition: Tob. Word ...
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382a. ish-Tob -- "men of Tob," inhab. of a region East of the ...
ish-Tob. 382, 382a. ish-Tob. 382b . "men of Tob," inhab. of a region East
of the Jordan. Transliteration: ish-Tob Short Definition: Tob. ...
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382. Iysh-Towb -- "men of Tob," inhab. of a region East of the ...
... "men of Tob," inhab. of a region East of the Jordan. Transliteration: Iysh-Towb
Phonetic Spelling: (eesh-tobe') Short Definition: Ish-tob. Ish-tob ...
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2896b. tob -- a good thing, benefit, welfare
... 2896a, 2896b. tob. 2897 . a good thing, benefit, welfare. Transliteration:
tob Short Definition: good. ... 2896a, 2896b. tob. 2897 . Strong's Numbers.
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2899a. Tob Adoniyyahu -- "good is my LORD," a Levite
Tob Adoniyyahu. 2899, 2899a. Tob Adoniyyahu. 2899b . "good is my LORD," a Levite.
Transliteration: Tob Adoniyyahu Short Definition: Tobadonijah. ...
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2896a. tob -- pleasant, agreeable, good
... 2896, 2896a. tob. 2896b . pleasant, agreeable, good. Transliteration: tob Short
Definition: good. ... 2896, 2896a. tob. 2896b . Strong's Numbers.
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2895. tob -- to be pleasing or good
... 2894, 2895. tob. 2896 . to be pleasing or good. Transliteration: tob Phonetic
Spelling: (tobe) Short Definition: well. ... 2894, 2895. tob. 2896 . ...
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2899. Towb Adoniyahuw -- "good is my LORD," a Levite
... "good is my LORD," a Levite. Transliteration: Towb Adoniyahuw Phonetic Spelling:
(tobe ado-nee-yah'-hoo) Short Definition: Tob-adonijah. Tob-adonijah ...
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2870a. Tabeal -- "good for nothing," an Aramean (Syrian)
... Word Origin from tob and al Definition "good for nothing," an Aramean (Syrian) NASB
Word Usage Tabeel (1). 2870, 2870a. Tabeal. 2870b . Strong's Numbers.
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2886. Tabrimmon -- perhaps "Rimmon is good," father of Benhaddad ...
... Word Origin perhaps from tob and Rimmon Definition perhaps "Rimmon is good," father
of Benhaddad, king of Aram (Syria) NASB Word Usage Tabrimmon (1). Tabrimmon. ...
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Adjectives, 62-65
... Tob.10:10 ta hemisu (sic) ton huparchonton. ... en hemisei hemeron Ps.101:25. to hemisu
tou haimatos Ex.24:6. to hemisu ton huparchonton Tob.8:21. 63. pas. ...
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Date and Place.
... This reference, therefore, undoubted as it is, does not greatly help us in solving
the problem of date, except as to its ad quem limit. Tob. ...
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Jephthah's Foolish Promise
... Jephthah, the Gileadite, was an able warrior, but he was the son of a wicked woman,
and had fled from his relatives and lived in the land of Tob. ...
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After Saying a Few Words About Tobit He Demonstrates that Raguel ...
... daughter's future is than some mere money affair. Footnotes: [708] Tob.
ii. 4. [709] Tob. vii. 11. [710] Cic. de Off. III. 13. ...
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Prepositions, 89-98
... Tob.5:5 poreuthenai en Rhagois. Cp. Tob.6:6, 9:2. So in NT ". 2 Cor.8:16 charis
de to Theo to didonti ten auten spouden huper humon en te kardia Titou. ...
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Nouns, 1-14
... The shorter form is common in the Papyri. hupseia (Tob.8:21) for hugieia. ... sigeros
Prov.18:18, Sir.26:14 only. klepsimaios Tob.2:13 only. ...
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Whether the Angels Exercise Functions of Life in the Bodies ...
... it was said (Gn.18:16) that "Abraham walked with" the angels, who had appeared to
him, "bringing them on the way"; and when Tobias said to the angel (Tob.5:7,8 ...
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AMENOPHIS IV., KING OF EGYPT. I. "To the king my lord thus ...
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Verbs, 72-84
... Josh.7:22 en enkekrummena. 2 Chr.5:8 en diapepetakota. Tob.6:18 hetoimasmene en.
Is.20:6 emen pepoithotes. ... O 5:5. en auto to kairo Tob.3:17. Cp. Lk.13:1. 87. ...
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Conjunctions, 99-111
... also Gen.17:17, 39:8, 43:27: Ex.2:14: Jdg.13:11: 1 K. 1 Sam.] 9:11, 10:22,24;
14:37, 45; 15:22: 3 K. [2 Kings} 13:14, 18:17: 4 K. [2 Kings] 1:3: Tob.5:5: Jonah ...
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

good; goodness

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(good), The land of, a place in which Jephthah took refuge when expelled from home by his half-brother, (Judges 11:3) and where he remained, at the head of a band of freebooters, till he was brought back by the sheikhs of Gilead. ver. 5. The narrative implies that the land of Tob was not far distant from Gilead; at the same time, from the nature of the case it must have lain out toward the eastern deserts. It is undoubtedly mentioned again in (2 Samuel 10:6,8) as Ishtob, i.e. man of Tob , meaning, according to a common Hebrew idiom, the men of Tob. After a long interval it appears again, in the Maccabaean history, 1 Macc. 5:13, in the names Tobie and Tubieni. 2 Macc. 12:17. No identification of the ancient, district with any modern one has yet been attempted.

ATS Bible Dictionary

A district beyond Jordan, where Jephthah took refuge when expelled from Gilead, Jud 11:3,5. Its location is not known.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Tob, The land of

A district on the east of Jodan, about 13 miles south-east of the Sea of Galilee, to which Jephthah fled from his brethren (Judges 11:3, 5). It was on the northern boundary of Perea, between Syria and the land of Ammon (2 Samuel 10:6, 8). Its modern name is Taiyibeh.

Tob (5 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Tob, The land of. A district on the ... Int. Standard
Bible Encyclopedia. TOB, THE LAND OF. tob, tob ('erets Tobh ...
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Ish-tob (2 Occurrences)
Ish-tob. Ishtob, Ish-tob. Ishua . Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ISH-TOB. ish'-tob ('ish Tobh, the American Standard ...
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Tob-adonijah (1 Occurrence)
Tob-adonijah. Tobadonijah, Tob-adonijah. Tobadoni'jah . Easton's Bible
Dictionary ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. TOB-ADONIJAH. ...
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Ishtob (2 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Man of Tob, one of the small Syrian kingdoms which together
constituted Aram (2 Samuel 10:6, 8). ... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ISH-TOB. ...
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Tobadonijah (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. TOB-ADONIJAH. tob-ad-o-ni'-ja, tob-(Tobh
'adhoniyah, "good is the Lord"; Codex Vaticanus Tobadobeia ...
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Jephthah (26 Occurrences)
... of time the children of Ammon made war against Israel" (11:5). In their distress
the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah out of the land of Tob, to which ...
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Bene-ammon (44 Occurrences)
... Judges 11:5 and it cometh to pass, when the Bene-Ammon have fought with Israel,
that the elders of Gilead go to take Jephthah from the land of Tob; (YLT). ...
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Land (19790 Occurrences)
... See article "China," Encyclopedia Brittanica (11th edition), 188b. W. Ewing.
TOB, THE LAND OF. tob, tob ('erets Tobh, "a good land ...
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Syrians (63 Occurrences)
... times was Aram-dammesek, the Syria of Damascus, which sometimes dominated all of
the other divisions lying to the South, such as Rehob, Tob, Zobah, and Mancab ...
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Zoba (2 Occurrences)
... the Syrians of Beth Rehob, and the Syrians of Zobah, twenty thousand footmen, and
the king of Maacah with one thousand men, and the men of Tob twelve thousand ...
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Bible Concordance
Tob (5 Occurrences)

Judges 11:3 Then Jephthah fled from his brothers, and lived in the land of Tob: and there were gathered vain fellows to Jephthah, and they went out with him.

Judges 11:5 It was so, that when the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah out of the land of Tob;

2 Samuel 10:6 When the children of Ammon saw that they were become odious to David, the children of Ammon sent and hired the Syrians of Beth Rehob, and the Syrians of Zobah, twenty thousand footmen, and the king of Maacah with one thousand men, and the men of Tob twelve thousand men.

2 Samuel 10:8 The children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array at the entrance of the gate: and the Syrians of Zobah and of Rehob, and the men of Tob and Maacah, were by themselves in the field.

2 Chronicles 17:8 and with them the Levites, even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, the Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, the priests.



Tob: A District in Syria

Tob: Called Ish-Tob

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Ish-tob (2 Occurrences)

Tob-adonijah (1 Occurrence)

Ishtob (2 Occurrences)

Tobadonijah (1 Occurrence)

Jephthah (26 Occurrences)

Bene-ammon (44 Occurrences)

Land (19790 Occurrences)

Syrians (63 Occurrences)

Zoba (2 Occurrences)


Tobadoni'jah (1 Occurrence)

Ma'acah (22 Occurrences)

Arameans (61 Occurrences)

Aramaeans (49 Occurrences)

Rehob (12 Occurrences)

Zobah (15 Occurrences)

Maacah (30 Occurrences)

Ammonites (97 Occurrences)

Aram (130 Occurrences)

Ammon (100 Occurrences)

20000 (4 Occurrences)

Zebadi'ah (9 Occurrences)

Neck (97 Occurrences)

Nethani'ah (20 Occurrences)

Undertakings (20 Occurrences)

Odious (9 Occurrences)

Jehon'athan (2 Occurrences)

Jeho'ram (21 Occurrences)

Good-for-nothing (22 Occurrences)

Ishua (1 Occurrence)

Fleeth (54 Occurrences)

Formation (11 Occurrences)

Footmen (13 Occurrences)

Fellows (30 Occurrences)

Tigris (2 Occurrences)

To'ah (1 Occurrence)

Tikvath (1 Occurrence)


Tobi'jah (3 Occurrences)


Tikvah (2 Occurrences)

Tobijath (1 Occurrence)

Raiding (11 Occurrences)

Eli'shama (17 Occurrences)

Dog (19 Occurrences)

Melchizedek (12 Occurrences)

Beth-rehob (2 Occurrences)

Beth-re'hob (1 Occurrence)



Abhorred (31 Occurrences)


Adventurers (2 Occurrences)

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Shemi'ramoth (4 Occurrences)

Stench (12 Occurrences)

Shemai'ah (38 Occurrences)

Realized (33 Occurrences)

Collected (55 Occurrences)

Stock (16 Occurrences)

Adoni'jah (26 Occurrences)

Nostrils (22 Occurrences)

Strike (168 Occurrences)

Group (32 Occurrences)

Joining (43 Occurrences)

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Hired (49 Occurrences)

Fetch (45 Occurrences)

Array (63 Occurrences)

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