Bible Names N-Z: Nobah
Nobah in Easton's Bible Dictionary
howling. (1.) Num. 32:42.
(2.) The name given to Kenath (q.v.) by Nobah when he
conquered it. It was on the east of Gilead (Judg.
Nobah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. An Israelite of Manasseh the conqueror of Kenath and its
dependent villages E. of Jordan (Numbers 32:42).
2. The town so named by Nobah instead of its former
name, Kenath (Judges 8:11). The old name is revived in Kenawat
in the Lejah or Trachonitis. But Ewald identified Nobah with
Nawa on the Damascus road, 16 miles E. from the N. end of the
sea of Tiberias.
Nobah in Hitchcock's Bible Names
that barks or yelps
Nobah in Naves Topical Bible
Nobah in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(barking), an Israelite warrior, Nu 32:42 who during the
conquest of the territory on the east of Jordan possessed
himself of the town of Kenath and the villages or hamlets
dependent upon it, and gave them his own name. (B.C.1450.) For
a certain period after the establishment of the Israelite rule
the new name remained, Jud 8:11 but it is not again heard of,
and the original appellation, as is usual in such cases,
appears to have recovered its hold, has since retained; for in
the slightly-modified form of Kunawat it is the name of the
place to the present day.
Nobah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
no'-ba (nobhah; Codex Vaticanus Naboth, Nabai; Codex
Alexandrinus Naboth, Nabeth):
(1) Nobah the Manassite, we are told, "went and took Kenath,
and the villages thereof, and called it Nobah, after his own
name" (Nu 32:42). There can be little doubt that the ancient
Kenath is represented by the modern Qanawat, on the western
slope of Jebel ed-Druze, the ancient name having survived
that of Nobah.
(2) A city which marked-the course of Gideon's pursuit of
the Midianites (Jdg 8:11). It is possible that this may be
identical with (1). Cheyne argues in favor of this
(Encyclopaedia Biblica, under the word "Gideon"). But its
mention along with Jogbehah points to a more southerly
location. This may have been the original home of the clan
Nobah. Some would read, following the Syriac in Nu 21:30,
"Nobah which is on the desert," instead of "Nophah which
reacheth unto Medeba." No site with a name resembling this
has yet been recovered. If it is to be distinguished from
Kenath, then probably it will have to be sought somewhere to
the Northeast of Rabbath-Ammon (`Amman).
Nobah in Wikipedia
Nobah, of the Tribe of Manasseh defeated the Amorites, took
the villages of Kenath and renamed it Nobah according to
Nobah Scripture - Judges 8:11
And Gideon went up by the way of them that dwelt in tents on
the east of Nobah and Jogbehah, and smote the host: for the
host was secure.
Nobah Scripture - Numbers 32:42
And Nobah went and took Kenath, and the villages thereof, and
called it Nobah, after his own name.
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