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CHOBA (PLACE) [Gk Chōba (Χωβα)]. Var. CHOBAI. A site in the book of Judith, located in Israelite territory (Jdt 4:4, 15:4, 15:5). The location of the site is uncertain, and given the genre of the book of Judith, the name may be fictitious. It is even unclear whether 4:5 and 15:5 are referring to the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
CHOBA Village mentioned in the book of Judith as being fortified by the Jews when Assyrian commander Holofernes invaded Palestine (Jdt 4:4). The precise location cannot be identified, but it may be el-Makhubbi, three miles (4.8 kilometers) from Besan, or possibly the Hobah of Genesis 14:15. The account
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Choba koh′buh (Χωβα). Also Chobai. One of the towns the Jews fortified when Holofernes invaded Palestine (Jdt. 4:4; perhaps c. 350 b.c.). After Judith had stealthily decapitated Holofernes in his bedroom, the bewildered “Assyrians” fled in panic. The Jews chased them as far N as Choba (15:4 [Chōbai],
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CHOBA koh´buh [Χωβα Chōba]. In Jdt 4:4 Choba appears in a list of Israelite cities to the north of Jerusalem that were alerted to an imminent attack by the Assyrian army. The Israelites chased the fleeing enemy as far as Choba (15:4–5), indicating that the city was at the outer limits of Israelite territory.