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shobal in Easton's Bible Dictionary

pilgrim. (1.) The second son of Seir the Horite; one of the Horite "dukes" (Gen. 36:20). (2.) One of the sons of Caleb, and a descendant of Hur (1 Chr. 2:50, 52; 4:1, 2).

shobal in Smith's Bible Dictionary

(flowing). 1. Second son of Seir the Horite, #Ge 36:20; 1Ch 1:38| and one of the "dukes" of the Horites #Ge 36:29| 2. Son of Caleb the son of Hur and founder or prince of Kirjath-jearim. #1Ch 2:50,52| (B.C. about 1445.) 3. In #1Ch 4:1,2| Shobal appears with Hur among the sons of Judah. He is possibly the same as the preceding.

shobal in Schaff's Bible Dictionary

SHO'BAL (flowing). 1. The second son of Seir the Horite, and a sheik of the Horites. Gen 36:20; 1 Chr 1:38. 2. The son of Caleb, son of Hur. 1 Chr 2:50, 1 Chr 2:52. 3. In 1 Chr 4:1-2 he is identical probably with 2.

shobal in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

1. Seir's second son, a "duke" or phylarch of the Horites (Genesis 36:20; Genesis 36:29). 2. Prince or founder of Kirjath Jearim (1 Chronicles 2:50; 1 Chronicles 2:52). Soba (related to Shobal the founder of Kirjath Jearim) answers to it; for Kirjath Jearim is described as on the boundary of Judah, next Mount Seir, which is next to Chesalon. Kesla now answers to Chesalon, on the same ridge with Soba; and between the two is the mount called Saghir, evidently answering to Mount Seir. The thickets W. of Soba answer to Mount Jearim, "the hill of thickets." Baalah was another name of Kirjath Jearim, meaning "elevated," which is true of Soba. (Israel Exploration Quarterly Statement, July 1878, p. 114.)