Pahath-moab in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(governor of Moab), head of one of the chief houses of the
tribe of Judah. Of the individual or the occasion of his
receiving so singular a name nothing is known certainty but as
we read in 1Ch 4:22 of a family of Shilonites, of the tribe of
Judah, who in very early times "had dominion in Moab," it may
be conjectured that this was the origin of the name.