Smith’s Bible Dictionary

“Tidal ” means great son

Tidal : is mentioned only in (Genesis 14:1,9) (B.C. about 1900.) He is called "king of nations," from which we may conclude that he was a chief over various nomadic tribes who inhabited different portions of Mesopotamia at different seasons of the year, as do the Arabs at the present day.

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