Jubal, son of Lamech
|Known for||forefather of all musicians|
|Title||"the father of all those who play the harp and flute"|
|Parent(s)||Lamech and Adah|
Jubal (or Yuval or Yubal) is a man mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, in Genesis 4:21. Known as the father of all who play the harp and flute, Jubal is the brother of Jabal and the half-brother of Tubal-cain and half-brother of his half-sister Naamah.
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 harp and flute."
Jubal is said to have played the ? ("Kinnor", translated "harp" in the NIV and "lyre" in the ESV) and the ? ("Uggab", 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."