Hobab (Hoh´bab)

One of three names for Moses’s father-in-law (Judg 4:11). With Jethro (Exod 3:1; Exod 18:1) and Reuel (Exod 2:18), the name belongs to a complex tradition about Moses’s family. (Num 10:29) defines Hobab as the son of Reuel, the founding father of the Kenites.

Judg 4:11

11Now Heber the Kenite had separated from the other Kenites, that is, the descendants of Hobab the father-in-law of Moses, and had encamped as far away as Elon- ... View more

Exod 3:1

Moses at the Burning Bush
1Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Ho ... View more

Exod 18:1

Jethro's Advice
1Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses and for his people Israel, how the Lord had brough ... View more

Exod 2:18

18When they returned to their father Reuel, he said, “How is it that you have come back so soon today?”

Num 10:29

29Moses said to Hobab son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses' father-in-law, “We are setting out for the place of which the Lord said, ‘I will give it to you’; come ... View more

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