International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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 4:1 f).
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Definition for 'shobal'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". bible-history.com - ISBE
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