Ne'bat (Heb. iebat', נבָט; Gesenius, sight; Furst, cultivation; Sept. Ναβάτ), the father of Jeroboam (q.v.), king of Israel, in connection with whom he is always mentioned as a descendant of Ephraim, living in Zereda, a city of Manasseh (1Ki 11:26, etc.; 2Ch 9:29, etc.). B.C. cir. 1000. The Jewish tradition preserved in Jerome (Quaest. Hebr. in lib. Reg.) identifies him with Shimei of Gera, who was a Benjamite.