Hobab @ beloved, the Kenite, has been usually identified with Jethro (q.v.), Exodus:18:5Exodus:18:27 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).