Hobab

“Beloved, the Kenite, has been usually identified with Jethro” “(q.v.), Ex. 18:5, 27; comp. Num. 10:29, 30. In Judg. 4:11, the” “word rendered “father-in-law” means properly any male relative” “by marriage (comp. Gen. 19:14, “son-in-law,” A.V.), and should” “be rendered “brother-in-law,” as in the R.V. His descendants” “followed Israel to Canaan (Num. 10:29), and at first pitched” “their tents near Jericho, but afterwards settled in the south in” “the borders of Arad (Judg. 1:8-11, 16).”

Definition of Hobab: “favored; beloved”

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