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ISH-TOB ĭsh’ tŏb (אִ֣ישׁ טֹ֔וב). The KJV rendering for “men of Tob” (2 Sam 10:6, 8). Tob was a small Aramaean principality founded in the 12th cent. b.c. to the S of Mount Hermon and Damascus. Jephthath lived there as an outlaw (Judg 11:3, 5). They fought against King David (2 Sam 10:6ff.).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

A place in Palestine, probably a small kingdom, large enough, however, to supply at least 12,000 men of valor to the children of Ammorn in their struggle against Joab, David’s general (2Sa 10:6,8).

See Ish.

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