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Jubal the Musician
Jubal, son of Lamech
Born Jubal
Other names Yubal
Occupation musician
Known for forefather of all musicians
Title "the father of all those who play the harp and flute"
Parents Lamech and Adah
Relatives Jabal (brother)
Tubal-cain (half-brother)
Naamah (half-sister)

Jubal (or Yubal) is a character mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, in Genesis 4:21.


Jubal was a descendant of Cain, the son of Lamech and Adah, and the brother of Jabal, and half-brother of Tubal-cain and Naamah. Jubal is described as the "ancestor of all who played the lyre and pipe."


Jubal is said to have played the כנור (translated "harp" in the NIV and "lyre" in the ESV) and the עוגב (translated "flute" in the NIV and "pipe" in the ESV). Gordon Wenham suggests that the latter may have been a "reed or a Pan's pipe."[1]


  1. Gordon Wenham, Genesis 1-15 (Word, 1987), 113.

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