Bible Names N-Z: Shobal
Shobal in Easton's Bible Dictionary
pilgrim. (1.) The second son of Seir the Horite; one of the
Horite "dukes" (Gen. 36:20).
(2.) One of the sons of Caleb, and a descendant of Hur
2:50, 52; 4:1, 2).
Shobal in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Seir's second son, a "duke" or phylarch of the Horites
(Genesis 36:20; Genesis 36:29).
2. Prince or founder of Kirjath Jearim (1 Chronicles
2:50; 1 Chronicles 2:52). Soba (related to Shobal the founder
of Kirjath Jearim) answers to it; for Kirjath Jearim is
described as on the boundary of Judah, next Mount Seir, which
is next to Chesalon. Kesla now answers to Chesalon, on the
same ridge with Soba; and between the two is the mount called
Saghir, evidently answering to Mount Seir. The thickets W. of
Soba answer to Mount Jearim, "the hill of thickets." Baalah
was another name of Kirjath Jearim, meaning "elevated," which
is true of Soba. (Israel Exploration Quarterly Statement, July
1878, p. 114.)
Shobal in Hitchcock's Bible Names
path; ear of corn
Shobal in Naves Topical Bible
-1. Son of Seir
Ge 36:20,23,29; 1Ch 1:38,40
-2. Son of Caleb
-3. Son of Judah
Shobal in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. Second son of Seir the Horite, Ge 36:20; 1Ch 1:38
and one of the "dukes" of the Horites Ge 36:29
2. Son of Caleb the son of Hur and founder or prince
of Kirjath-jearim. 1Ch 2:50,52 (B.C. about 1445.)
3. In 1Ch 4:1,2 Shobal appears with Hur among the sons
of Judah. He is possibly the same as the preceding.
Shobal in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
sho'-bal (shobhal, "overflowing"; Sobal, with variants):
(1) An Edomite name mentioned in connection with Lotan, Zibeon
and Anah, as that of a "son" of Seir (Gen 36:20), the father
of a clan (Gen 36:23), and a Horite "duke" ('alluph) (Gen
36:29; 1 Ch 1:38,40).
(2) A Calebite, the father (possibly of the inhabitants) of
Kiriath-jearim (1 Ch 2:50,52).
(3) A Judahite, perhaps to be identified with (2) above (1 Ch
Shobal in Wikipedia
Shobal was a Horite chief in the hill country of Seir during
the days of Esau. He was a son of Seir the Horite, and his
sons were Alvas, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho and Onam. He is
mentioned in Genesis 36:20-29 .
Shobal Scripture - 1 Chronicles 1:40
The sons of Shobal; Alian, and Manahath, and Ebal, Shephi, and
Onam. And the sons of Zibeon; Aiah, and Anah.
Shobal Scripture - 1 Chronicles 4:2
And Reaiah the son of Shobal begat Jahath; and Jahath begat
Ahumai, and Lahad. These [are] the families of the Zorathites.
Shobal Scripture - Genesis 36:29
These [are] the dukes [that came] of the Horites; duke Lotan,
duke Shobal, duke Zibeon, duke Anah,
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