New American Standard Bible
Nobah went and took Kenath and its villages, and called it Nobah after his own name.
King James Bible
And Nobah went and took Kenath, and the villages thereof, and called it Nobah, after his own name.
Darby Bible Translation
And Nobah went and took Kenath, and its dependent villages, and called it Nobah, after his name.
World English Bible
Nobah went and took Kenath, and its villages, and called it Nobah, after his own name.
Young's Literal Translation
and Nobah hath gone and captureth Kenath, and its villages, and calleth it Nobah, by his own name.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Kenath - Now Kenawat, an important site near the southern extremity of the tract el-Lejah, and on the western slopes of the mountains of the Hauran. The name given to it by its conqueror, as in other cases, fell ere long into disuse, and the old name has held its ground to this day.
The notices, both Scriptural and traditional, of the conquest of northeastern Gilead and Bashan by the Machirites, plainly intimate that it was effected by a few chiefs of great military prowess, who overran rapidly a far larger district than they could colonize. The father of Jair, however, Segub, was of the tribe of Judah (compare Numbers 27:1, and note; 1 Chronicles 2:21-22), and it is likely that the Manassite leaders induced many of the more adventurous of this tribe, and some possibly of other tribes, to join them in their enterprise against Bashan (see Joshua 19:34).
The Machirites did not exterminate the whole population of this district (see Joshua 13:15, etc.). The conquest of the district east of Jordan seems never to have been so effectually accomplished as that on the other side.
During the troublous times of the Judges the eastern Manassites rendered good service to the nation; compare Judges 5:14. Gideon, and probably Jephthah, were of this tribe, and reflect in a later generation the warlike and adventurous spirit which Jair and Nobah exhibited in the days of Moses.
2 Samuel 18:18
Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up for himself a pillar which is in the King's Valley, for he said, "I have no son to preserve my name." So he named the pillar after his own name, and it is called Absalom's Monument to this day.
Their inner thought is that their houses are forever And their dwelling places to all generations; They have called their lands after their own names.
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