[many Genu'bath] (Heb. Genubath', גּנֻבֵת Sept. Γανηβάθ), the son of Hadad, of the Edomitish royal family, by the sister of Tahepenes, the queen of Egypt (in the time of David), reared in Pharaoh's household (1Ki 11:20), to save him from the extermination by Joab (verse 16). He was born (B.C. cir. 1036) in the palace of Pharaoh, and weaned by the queen herself; safer which he became a member of the royal establishment, on the same footing as one of the sons of Pharaoh. Some connect the name with the Heb. root גָּנִב, to steal, and suppose an allusion either to his being the product of a furtive amour (Clericus), or to his existence being owing to his father's having stolen away from the destructive fury of the Israelites (Thenius); others, with greater probability, find in it an allusion to the Egyptian deity Kneph or Cnuphis. SEE HADAD.