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Obil meaning

אוביל
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🔼The name Obil in the Bible

The name Obil occurs only one time in the Bible. In 1 Chronicles 27:30 Obil the Ishmaelite is reported to have had charge over the camels of king David.

🔼Etymology of the name Obil

The name Obil comes from the root-group אבל:

Since Obil is an Ishmaelite, the chances are excellent that his name indeed originated in Arabic.

🔼Obil meaning

For a meaning of the name Obil, NOBSE Study Bible Name List and BDB Theological Dictionary read Camel Driver (although BDB timidly prints a question mark in front of this interpretation. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Overseer Of Camels.

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