🔼The name Jobab: Summary
- To Call Shrilly
- From the verb יבב (yabab), cry or call shrilly.
🔼The name Jobab in the Bible
There are five Jobabs mentioned in the Bible:
🔼Etymology of the name Jobab
The name Jobab comes from the root יבב (yabab) meaning cry or call shrilly:
The verb יבב (yabab) means to lament or cry shrilly. It occurs only once in the Bible.
For a meaning of the name Jobab, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads To Call Shrilly. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Crying Out.