Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Hobab : beloved, the Kenite, has been usually identified with Jethro (which see), Exodus 18:5,27; comp. Numbers 10:29,30. In Judges 4:11, the word rendered "father-in-law" means properly any male relative by marriage (comp. Genesis 19:14, "son-in-law," A.V.), and should be rendered "brother-in-law," as in the R.V. His descendants followed Israel to Canaan (Numbers 10:29), and at first pitched their tents near Jericho, but afterwards settled in the south in the borders of Arad (Judges 1:8-11,16).

Related Resources
  • Hitchcocks’s Bible Names
  • Smith’s Bible Dictionary