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Hobab

Meaning: beloved

a Kenite man who has been usually identified with Jethro (q.v.), Ex. 18:5, 27; compare Num. 10:29-30

In Judg. 4:11, the word rendered “father-in-law” means properly any male relative by marriage (compare Gen. 19:14, “son-in-law,” Authorized Version), and should be rendered “brother-in-law,” as in the Revised Version

His descendants followed Israel to Canaan (Num. 10:29), and at first pitched their tents near Jericho, but afterwards settled in the south in the borders of Arad (Judg. 1:8-11, 16).

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