Jobab ben Zerah was a king of ancient Edom, according to Genesis 36. He succeeded Bela ben Beor in the apparently elective kingship of the Edomites. He ruled from Bozrah. He was succeeded by Husham.

Although Adam Clarke maintains a different position, many notable Bible scholars identify Jobab with the Biblical character Job. A book by David J. Gibson entitled Whence Came the Hyksos, Kings of Egypt offers a detailed defense of the theory based on numerous Scriptures from the Book of Job, personal names, geography, occupation, and contemporaries.

The date of his reign are unknown, and there is much dispute concerning whether the supposed connection with Job is even valid.

Preceded by:
Bela ben Beor
King of Edom
Succeeded by:


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