The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Betah (בֶּ֫טַח‎, betach). Also called “Tibhath” or “Tebah.” City located in southern Syria and ruled by Hadadezer, king of Zobah. Betah was raided by King David, resulting in the loss of much of its bronze (2 Sam 8:8; 1 Chr 18:8).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Betah (Place)
BETAH (PLACE) [Heb beṭaḥ (בֶּטַח)]. A city belonging to Hadadezer, king of Zobah in Syria, from which David took a large amount of bronze (2 Sam 8:8). The name of this N Syrian town is problematic. The Syriac reads ṭbḥ and the Lucianic mss of the LXX read (ma)tebak, both apparently referring to the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Betah. Alternate name for Tibhath, a town in the city-kingdom of Aram-zobah, subjugated by King David, in 2 Samuel 8:8.See Tibhath.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Betah bēʹtə [Heb. beṭaḥ; Gk. Masbak, Lucian matebak; Syr. Ṭeḇaḥ] (2 S. 8:8). See Tibhath.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BETAH* Alternate name for Tibhath (1 Chr 18:8), a town in the city-kingdom of Aram-zobah, subjugated by King David, in 2 Samuel 8:8. See Tebah (Place).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BETAH. A city of Aram-zobah taken by David from the king of Zobah, called Tibhath in 1 Chr 18:8.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Betah (Heb. beṭaḥ)A city of Hadadezer from which David seized much bronze (2 Sam. 8:8). The name is probably to be read “Tibhath” (cf. 1 Chr. 18:8).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Be´tah (confidence), a city belonging to Hadadezer king of Zobah, mentioned with Berothai. 2 Sam. 8:8. In the parallel account, 1 Chron. 18:8, the name is called Tibhath.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
BE´TAH (bēʹta; “confidence”). Called Tibhath (1 Chron. 18:8), a city of Syria-Zobah, captured by David (2 Sam. 8:8) and yielding a large spoil of “bronze.” Probably a city on the eastern slope of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains; NIV, Tebah.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Betahconfidence, a city belonging to Hadadezer, king of Zobah, which yielded much spoil of brass to David (2 Sam. 8:8). In 1 Chr. 18:8 it is called Tibhath.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
BETAH [BEE tah] (trust, confidence) — a city of Syria that David captured from Hadadezer (2 Sam. 8:8). It is identical to Tibhath (1 Chr. 18:8).
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