🔼The name Nobah: Summary
- From the verb נבח (nabah), to bark.
🔼The name Nobah in the Bible
The name Nobah is applied to a man and a town in the Bible:
- Nobah the man is (presumably) a descendant of Manasseh, who conquered a town called Kenath and called it Nobah after himself (Numbers 32:42), which may or may not be the same town as:
- A town east of the river Jordan, where the judge Gideon and his men passed while chasing Zebah and Zalmunna, kings of Midian (Judges 8:11).
🔼Etymology of the name Nobah
The name Nobah comes from the verb נבח (nabah), meaning to bark:
The verb נבח (nabah) means to bark (what a dog does).
For a meaning of the name Nobah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Barking and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has the similar A Barking. BDB Theological Dictionary does not offer an interpretation of our name but does list it under the verb נבח (nabah), meaning to bark.