NODAB (nō'dăb, Heb. nôdhāv). A tribe of Arabs, probably Ishmaelites east of the Jordan, early conquered by the two-and-a-half tribes (
NODAB nō dăb (נוֹדָֽב). The name of an Arabian tribe mentioned in
Curtis (ICC, Chronicles, p. 120) reports that the Hagrites are named in Assyrian inscrs. with the Nabateans and located in northeastern Arabia. Other ancient sources are in agreement. Probably Hagar, the mother of Ishmael, is to be connected with the Hagrites.
The general location of the Israelite tribes in Trans-Jordan, the extrabiblical notices, and the grouping of Jetur, Naphish, and Nodab with the Hagrites, would combine to identify Nodab as an Arabian tribe. The name occurs only here in the Bible and nothing more is known about it.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
A Hagrite clan which, along with Jetur and Naphish, suffered complete defeat at the hands of the trans-Jordanic Israelites (