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Jubal in the old testament was the son of Lamech and Adah, and brother to Jabal. Jubal means "music". Jabal, his brother, means "stream".
-- earthnut  1/3/2008
Jubal Early was a minor villain in the Firefly TV series.
-- CanadianChibi  2/12/2009
The Firefly character was named for Jubal Anderson Early (1816-1894), a lawyer and Confederate general in the Civil War.
-- WeloveyouJesseLacey  4/15/2009
Jubal Harshaw was a strong supporting character in Robert Heinlein's science-fiction novel, "Stranger in a Strange Land." His character portrays many of the philosophical arguments being put forth in the work. He is a man of wisdom, wealth, and wit.
-- thejamrose21  8/4/2009
This site's translation isn't entirely accurate, but it's on the right track. It gives the supposed translation of Jabal, rather than Jubal. Given the practically identical names given to these boys, I wouldn't be surprised if they were twins. Both names come from a root word that means "to conduct or bear along." Jubal is the first musician. He conducted music. Jabal is the "father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock." In other words, he was the first nomadic herder of animals--conducting and "bearing" them along from pasture to pasture. Two different applications of the same name.
The word Jubal (yobel in Hebrew) is also the root of the words jubilee, jubilant, and jubilation. It literally means "ram's horn," and comes from the same root word as Jubal and Jabal.
Jube can be used as a diminutive of Jubal.
-- Atarah Derek  1/3/2010

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