Jubal (Bible)

Jubal (also Yuval or Yubal; Hebrew: יוּבָלYūḇāl) is a man mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, in Genesis 4:21.

Jubal
Jubal the Musician
Jubal, son of Lamech
Born
Jubal
Other namesYubal
Occupationmusician
Known forforefather of all musicians
Title"the father of all those who play the harp and flute"
Parent(s)Lamech and Adah
RelativesJabal (brother)
Tubal-cain (half-brother)
Naamah (half-sister)
Jubal and family painted by Kristian Zahrtmann

SignificanceEdit

Jubal is described as the "ancestor of all who played the harp and flute." Jubal is said to have played the kinnor (Hebrew: כנור‎, translated 'harp' in the NIV and 'lyre' in the ESV) and the uggab (עוגב‎, translated 'flute' in the NIV and 'pipe' in the ESV). Gordon Wenham suggests that the latter may have been a reed or a Pan's pipe.[1]

FamilyEdit

Jubal was a descendant of Cain, the son of Lamech and Adah, and the brother of Jabal, and half-brother of Tubal-cain and Naamah.

AdamEve
CainAbelSeth
EnochEnos
IradKenan
MehujaelMahalalel
MethushaelJared
AdahLamechZillahEnoch
JabalJubalTubal-CainNaamahMethuselah
Lamech
Noah
ShemHamJapheth

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wenham 1987, p. 113.
  • Wenham, Gordon J. (1987). Genesis 1-15. Word Publishers.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Jubal at Wikimedia Commons