Meaning: enclosure; sheepfold; fortress.

The name of two biblical cities…

  1. the city of Jobab, one of the early Edomite kings (Genesis 36:33)

    This place is mentioned by the prophets in later times (Isaiah 34:6; Jeremiah 49:13; Amos 1:12; Micah 2:12). It lies in the mountain district of Petra, 20 miles to the southeast of the Dead Sea.

  2. a Moabite city in the “plain country” (Jeremiah 48:24), i.e., on the high level down on the east of the Dead Sea

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