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Meaning: enclosure; sheepfold; fortress.
The name of two biblical cities…
The city of Jobab, one of the early Edomite kings (Gen. 36:33). This place is mentioned by the prophets in later times (Isa. 34:6; Jer. 49:13; Amos 1:12; Micah 2:12).
It lies in the mountain district of Petra, 20 miles to the southeast of the Dead Sea.
A Moabite city in the “plain country” (Jer. 48:24), i.e., on the high level down on the east of the Dead Sea.