Sho'bal (Heb. Shobal', שׁוֹבָל, flowing, or a shoot [Gesen.], or wandering [Furst]; Sept. Σωβάλ or Σουβάλ v.r. Σωβάρ), the name of two Hebrews.
l. Second named of the seven sons of Seir the Horite (Ge 36:20; 1Ch 1:38). He was the father of five sons (Ge 36:23; 1Ch 1:40), and one of the aboriginal "dukes" or sheiks of Edom (Ge 36:29). B.C. post 1963.
2. First named of the five sons of Hur the son of Caleb of the tribe of Judah. He became the founder ("father") of Kirjath-jearimp (1Ch 2:50). B.C. cir. 1612. He is evidently the same mentioned as father of Reaiah (q. y.) among the descendants, ("sons") of Judah in 1Ch 4:1-2. sv.