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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ja'-bal (yabhal, meaning uncertain): In Genesis 4:20, a son of Lamech by Adah. He is called `the father of those who dwell in tents and (with) herds.' So Gunkel, Gen3, 52, who says that the corresponding word in Arabic means "the herdsman who tends the camels." Skinner, Genesis, 120, says that both Jabal and Jubal suggest yobhel, which in Phoenician and Hebrew "means primarily `ram,' then `ram's horn' as a musical instrument, and finally `joyous music' (in the designation of the year of Jubilee)." See also Skinner, Genesis, 103, on the supposed connection in meaning with Abel.

David Francis Roberts

Strong's Hebrew
2989. Yabal -- a son of Lamech
... 2988, 2989. Yabal. 2990 . a son of Lamech. Transliteration: Yabal Phonetic
Spelling: (yaw-bawl') Short Definition: Jabal. ... Jabal. ...
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Cain's Family and their Inventions.
... At that time there was made a beginning of polygamy, and also of music.
For Lamech had three sons: Jabal, Jubal, Tubal. And Jabal ...
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The Answer to the Question Raised.
... as follows: "Cain begat Enoch, Enoch begat Cainan, Cainan begat Mahalaleel, Mahalaleel
begat Methuselah, Methuselah begat Lamech, Lamech begat Jabal and Jubal ...
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Of the Two Fathers and Leaders who Sprang from one Progenitor.
... name of the other Zillah. And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of the
shepherds that dwell in tents. And his brother's name was ...
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Concerning the Posterity of Adam, and the Ten Generations from Him ...
... wives, Silla and Ada. Of those children by Ada, one was Jabal: he erected
tents, and loved the life of a shepherd. But Jubal, who ...
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Chapter iv
... Adam Adam Cain Seth Enoch Enosh Irad Kenan Mehujael Mahalalel Methushael Jared Lamech
Enoch Jabal-Jubal-Tubal Cain Methuselah Lamech Noah Shem-Ham-Japheth. ...
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The Life of Adam
... This Lameth took two wives, Adah and Zilla; of Adah he gat Jabal which found first
the craft to make folds for shepherds and to change their pasture, and ...
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An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of ...
The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3. <. ...
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

which glides away

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(stream), the son of Lamech and Adah, (Genesis 4:20) and brother of Jubal. He is described as the father of such as dwell in tents and have cattle.

ATS Bible Dictionary

Son of Lamech and Adah, and a descendant of Cain. He is supposed to have been the first to adopt the nomadic mode of life, still practiced in Arabia and Tartary, and to have invented portable tents, perhaps of skins, Genesis 4:20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents and have cattle.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A stream, a descendant of Cain, and brother of Jubal; "the father of such as dwell in tents and have cattle" (Genesis 4:20). This description indicates that he led a wandering life.
Jabal (1 Occurrence)
... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. JABAL. ja'-bal (yabhal, meaning uncertain): In Genesis
4:20, a son of Lamech by Adah. ... Multi-Version Concordance Jabal (1 Occurrence) ...
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Adah (8 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Ornament. (1.) The first of Lamech's two wives,
and the mother of Jabal and Jubal (Genesis 4:19, 20, 23). ...
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Cain (18 Occurrences)
... Cain takes up his abode in the land of Nod ("wandering"), and there builds a city
and becomes the ancestor of a line which includes Jabal, forefather of tent ...
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Jabbok (7 Occurrences)

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Ja-a'ziel (1 Occurrence)
Ja-a'ziel. Jaaziel, Ja-a'ziel. Jabal . Multi-Version Concordance Ja-a'ziel
(1 Occurrence). ... (See RSV). Jaaziel, Ja-a'ziel. Jabal . Reference Bible.
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Jubal (1 Occurrence)
... JUBAL. joo'-bal (yubhal; for meaning see JABAL): Son of Lamech by Adah, and inventor
of musical instruments (Genesis 4:21). Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Livestock (124 Occurrences)
... (WEB NIV). Genesis 4:20 Adah gave birth to Jabal, who was the father of
those who dwell in tents and have livestock. (WEB NAS NIV). ...
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Inhabiting (23 Occurrences)
... YLT). Genesis 4:20 And Adah beareth Jabal, he hath been father of those
inhabiting tents and purchased possessions; (YLT). Genesis ...
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Father (11359 Occurrences)
... etc.). (3) The author or beginner of anything is also so called; eg, Jabal
and Jubal (Genesis 4:20, 21; Comp. Job 38:28). Applied ...
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Bible Concordance
Jabal (1 Occurrence)

Genesis 4:20 Adah gave birth to Jabal, who was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock.



Jabal: A Shepherd

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