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Nebaioth

Meaning: height

This was the name of two biblical men.

  1. Ishmael's eldest son (Genesis 25:13), and the prince of an Israelitish tribe (16). He had a sister, Mahalath, who was one of Esau's wives (Genesis 28:9; 36:3).

  2. The name of the Ishmaelite tribe descended from the above (Genesis 25:13, 18).

    The “rams of Nebaioth” (Isaiah 60:7) are the gifts which these wandering tribes of the desert would consecrate to God.