Nob @ high place, a city of the priests, first mentioned in the history of David's wanderings ( 1Samuel:21:1). Here the tabernacle was then standing, and here Ahimelech the priest resided. (See AHIMELECH.) From Isaiah:10:28-32 it seems to have been near Jerusalem. It has been identified by some with el-Isawiyeh, one mile and a half to the north-east of Jerusalem. But according to Isaiah:10:28-32 it was on the south of Geba, on the road to Jerusalem, and within sight of the city. This identification does not meet these conditions, and hence others (as Dean Stanley) think that it was the northern summit of Mount Olivet, the place where David "worshipped God" when fleeing from Absalom ( 2Samuel:15:32), or more probably (Conder) that it was the same as Mizpeh (q.v.), Judges:20:1; Joshua:18:26; 1Samuel:7:16, at Nebi Samwil, about 5 miles north-west of Jerusalem. After being supplied with the sacred loaves of showbread, and girding on the sword of Goliath, which was brought forth from behind the ephod, David fled from Nob and sought refuge at the court of Achish, the king of Gath, where he was cast into prison. (Comp. titles of Psalms:34 and 56.)
Nobah @ howling. (1.) Numbers:32:42. (2.) The name given to Kenath (q.v.) by Nobah when he conquered it. It was on the east of Gilead Judges:8:11).
Nobleman @ (Gr. basilikos, i.e., "king's man"), an officer of state John:4:49) in the service of Herod Antipas. He is supposed to have been the Chuza, Herod's steward, whose wife was one of those women who "ministered unto the Lord of their substance" Luke:8:3). This officer came to Jesus at Cana and besought him to go down to Capernaum and heal his son, who lay there at the point of death. Our Lord sent him away with the joyful assurance that his son was alive.