Now it came about that on a certain day the children of men were made to rejoice
exceedingly, for Abel took unto himself a wife from among the daughters of men.
And, behold, the woman was exceedingly fair and she dealt kindly with all living
things, for she was of the healing arts. Wherefore, the sons of men did call her
name Yoshibel, which in the language of Adam means Mother of Joy.
Summary: Yoshibel was the name of the woman who became the wife of Abel, the second
son of Adam and Eve (B:3:1-6). Yoshibel was a native of the earth (Enoshahim), being
counted among the “daughters of men”, whereas Abel — being a descendant of Adam and
Eve — was included among those referred to as “the Adaam”.
In the language of Adam (see Adamic), the name Yoshibel means “Mother of Joy” (B:3:2).
Prior to Abel’s tragic death at the hands of his older brother Cain, Abel and Yoshibel
had one child together. The child’s name was Gimel (B:3:8).
[...] “At about the age of forty, Abel married a beautiful woman named Yoshibel and
together they had a son which they named Gimel. It was at the marriage of Abel and
Yoshibel that Cain bitterly decided to kill his brother Abel as a way to get back
at his father Adam (B:3:1-7).”
Azrael’s Commentary - Abel; para. 3
For there lived in the city of peace, a woman whose name was Hazar-Gabatha of the
house of Gimel, the son of Abel and Yoshibel.