Easton's Bible Dictionary
Numbers 32:42 .
The name given to Kenath (q.v.) by Nobah when he conquered it. It was on the east of Gilead (Judges 8:11 ).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
NOBAH. 1 . The clan name of the Israelites who conquered the city of Kenath (wh. see). 2. A place named with Jogbehah in the account of Gideon’s pursuit of Zebah and Zalmunna ( Judges 8:11 ), possibly also in Numbers 21:30 , where the Syr. reads ‘Nobah which is on the desert,’ instead of ‘ Nophah which reacheth unto Medeba.’ This may have been the original settlement of the clan of that name. It should be sought, probably, near the upper reaches of the Jabbok; but the site has not been recovered.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. An Israelite of Manasseh the conqueror of Kenath and its dependent villages E. of Jordan (Numbers 32:42).
2. The town so named by Nobah instead of its former name, Kenath (Judges 8:11). The old name is revived in Kenawat in the Lejah or Trachonitis. But Ewald identified Nobah with Nawa on the Damascus road, 16 miles E. from the N. end of the sea of Tiberias.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(noh' buh) Personal name meaning, “barking” or “howling.” 1. Leader of the tribe of Manasseh who conquered Kenath in Gilead (Numbers 32:42 ). 2 . Town in Gilead, formerly Kenath (Numbers 32:42 ). Site is perhaps identical with Kanawat about 60 miles east of the Sea of Galilee. 3. A town in Gilead (Judges 8:10-11 ) to the east of Succoth and Penuel and west of the king's highway (KJV, “The way of them that dwell in tents”; NRSV, “caravan route”).
Hitchcock's Bible Names
That barks or yelps
Morrish Bible Dictionary
A Manassite who took Kenath and its villages, and called it after his own name. Numbers 32:42 ; Judges 8:11 . See KENATH.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
This man gave name to the city Nobah. (Numbers 32:42)
Nophah - See Nobah
Nobah - This man gave name to the city Nobah
Nobah - The town so named by Nobah instead of its former name, Kenath (Judges 8:11). But Ewald identified Nobah with Nawa on the Damascus road, 16 miles E
Nobah - ) by Nobah when he conquered it
Nobah - Nobah. reads ‘Nobah which is on the desert,’ instead of ‘ Nophah which reacheth unto Medeba
Nophah - Ewald locates Nobah near Heshbon (Numbers 32:35; Numbers 32:42) and identifies Nophah with it
Kenath - Its conqueror Nobah named it after himself (Judges 8:11); the original name has supplanted his name. Jair's life, conquered by Jair) and 37 of Kenath and her dependent towns (conquered by Nobah), 60 in all
ke'Nath - (possession ), one of the cities on the east of Jordan, with its "daughter-towns" (Authorized Version "villages") taken possession of by a certain Nobah, who then called it by his own name, ( Numbers 32:42 )
Kenath - A city of Gilead, in the tribe of Manasseh; captured by Nobah, Numbers 32:42; a place of splendor and importance under Rome; a Christian bishop's see; 20 miles from Bostra; now called Kunawat
Kenath - It was captured by Nobah, who called it by his own name (Numbers 32:42 )
Kenath - City of Bashan, taken by Nobah, and called after his own name
Nophah - If Nophah was a place, it is perhaps Nobah (Numbers 32:42 )
Kenath - A city in eastern Gilead taken by Nobah and given his name (Numbers 32:42 )
no'Pha - A name very similar to Nophah is Nobah, which is twice mentioned
Bashan-Havoth-Jair - ...
The 23 Havoth Jair, with Kenath and its dependent towns, 37, conquered by Nobah (a family of sons of Machir related to Jair), amounted to "threescore in all. " Bashan or Argob was divided between two chief families of Machir the Manassite, namely, that of Nobah who conquered Kenath and her dependencies, and Jair who conquered and named the Havoth Jair. Jair being supreme, and Nobah a subordinate branch of the Jair family, Moses comprehends the whole 60 under the name Havoth Jair
Kenath - of the Jordan, taken by Nobah , whose name for a time it bore ( Numbers 32:42 )
Manasseh - Jair, it is said, and Nobah, two other descendants of Manasseh, also look towns in Gilead, to which they gave their own names. One lot only is consequently assigned to them, the limits of which are roughly sketched in Joshua 16:1-3 , Joshua 17:1-18 gives Gilead and Bashan to Machir (making no mention of Jair and Nobah), and Joshua 17:2 begins to tell of the assignments to the remainder of the Manassite clans, but fails to do so