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Tob

TOB (tŏb, Heb. tôv). A fertile district in Syria, extending NE from Gilead. Jephthah, a mighty man of Gilead, took refuge in Tob (Judg.11.1-Judg.11.3). When Israel was beset by Ammonites, the elders in Gilead begged him to return and take charge of their army (Judg.11.4-Judg.11.11). When Ammon was preparing to fight David, they hired twelve thousand men of Tob to fight for them (2Sam.10.6, 2Sam.10.8).