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Choba
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Choba
Choba (Χωβα, Chōba). A town in the book of Judith, located in Israelite territory (Judith 4:4; 15:4–5).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Choba (Place)
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
Choba
Choba kṑbə [Gk. Chōba, Chōbai]; AV also CHOBAI kṑbī (Jth. 15). A place named along with Jericho, Aesora, the valley of Salem, and Damascus in Jth. 4:4; 15:4. The Exact location is unknown but it may be identical with el-Mekhubbi about 11 mi (18 km) from Beth-shan and about 3 mi (5 km) from Thebez,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Choba
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
CHOBA; CHOBAI
CHOBA; CHOBAI<ko’-ba>, <ko’-ba-i> ([Χωβά, Choba], Judith 4:4; [Χωβαΐ, Chobai], 15:4 f): A place named along with Jericho, Asora, and the valley of Salem (Judith 4:4; 15:4 f). Reland’s (Pal, 721) suggestion of Choabis, which the Peutinger Tables give as 12 Roman miles from Scythopolis, seems
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Choba
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
Choba, Chobai
CHOBA, kō’ba, CHOBAI, kōʹbā̇-ī (Χωβά, Chōbá, Jth 4:4; Χωβαΐ, Chōbai̇́, 15:4 f): A place named along with Jericho, Aesora, and the valley of Salem (Jth 4:4; 15:4 f). Reland’s (Pal, 721) suggestion of Choabis, which the Peutinger Tables give as 12 Rom miles from Scythopolis, seems probable. It
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CHOBA
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.