Nebaioth (Ni-bay´yoth)

The firstborn son of Ishmael (Gen 25:13; 1Chr 1:29) and Esau’s brother-in-law (Gen 28:9; Gen 36:3). As a tribe Nebaioth’s descendants were famous for their herds of sheep (Isa 60:7), and it is possible that they are to be identified with the Nabaiati mentioned in the records of the Assyrian kings Tiglath-pileser III and Ashurbanipal in the eighth and seventh centuries BCE.

Gen 25:13

13These are the names of the sons of Ishmael, named in the order of their birth: Nebaioth, the firstborn of Ishmael; and Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,

1Chr 1:29

29These are their genealogies: the firstborn of Ishmael, Nebaioth; and Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam,

Gen 28:9

9Esau went to Ishmael and took Mahalath daughter of Abraham's son Ishmael, and sister of Nebaioth, to be his wife in addition to the wives he had.

Gen 36:3

3and Basemath, Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebaioth.

Isa 60:7

7All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered to you,
the rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you;
they shall be acceptable on my altar,
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