O'bil (Heb. Obil', אוֹבַיל, from the Arabic abal, an overseer of camels; Sept. Οὐβϊvας v. r. Α᾿βίας and ᾿Ωβίλ , Vulg. Ubil), an Ishriaelite, or Arab, doubtless of the nomade tribes, who had charge of the royal camels in the time of David — an exceedingly fit employment for an Arab (1Ch 27:30). As the name means in Arabic '"a keeper of camels," Jerome (2:2) infers that the person had his name from his office, which has always been a very common circumstance in the East (see Bochart, Hieroz. I, 2:2).

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