🔼The name Obil in the Bible
🔼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.
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.