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Ham (Place)
Ham
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ham (Place)
HAM (PLACE) [Heb hām (הָם)]. In Gen 14:5 the locality at which CHEDORLAOMER and his allies defeated the Zuzim. It is listed between Ashteroth-karnaim (in Bashan) and Shaveh-kiriathaim (in Moab). Ancient interpreters were uncertain about its location. The Qumran text 1QapGen 21:29, which has zwmzmyʾ
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ham (Place)
Ham (Place). Place where Chedorlaomer and his cohorts defeated the Zuzim (Gn 14:5). The name is probably preserved by Tell Ham, near the modern village on the Wadi er-Rejeilah. Bronze and Iron age settlements have been unearthed there.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ham
Ham[Heb hām] (Gen. 14:5). A city about 16 km (10 mi) E of Beth-shean on the King’s Highway between Ashterothkarnaim and Shaveh-kiriathaim. Chedorlaomer and his allies subdued the Zuzim there, and Thutmose III included a “Huma” in his list of conquered cities (ANET, p. 242), although M. Avi-Yonah (Encyclopedia
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ham (Place)
HAM (Place) Place where Chedorlaomer and his cohorts defeated the Zuzim (Gn 14:5). The name is probably preserved by Tell Ham, near the modern village on the Wadi er-Rejeilah. Bronze and Iron Age settlements have been unearthed there.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ham
Ham.1 In Gen. 5–10, Noah’s second son (between Shem and Japheth) and the father of Cush, Egypt, Put, and Canaan. Ham was rescued from the flood aboard the ark Noah built and, afterward, received God’s blessing (Gen. 9:1). Some days later, however, Ham “saw the nakedness of his father” when Noah, drunk,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ham
HAM1. A city of the Zuzim, smitten by Chedorlaomer and his allies in the time of Abraham (Gen 14:5).2. One of the three sons of Noah (Gen 5:32; 10:6–14). His descendants, who spread also to Mesopotamia, included the civilizations of Babylon, Erech (modern Warka), Akkad, Calneh, and Assyria (Gen 10:8–12).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ham
HAM. 1. (Heb. ḥām, lxx cham; etymology uncertain). One of the sons of Noah, probably the second (Gn. 5:32; 6:10; 7:13; 9:18; 1 Ch. 1:4, 8; though cf. Gn. 9:20–24), and ancestor of many descendants (*Nations, Table of). In 1 Ch. 4:40 and Pss. 78:51; 105:23, 27; 106:22 the name is used to indicate one
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ham (Place)
Ham (Heb. hām) (PLACE)A city of the Zuzim who were defeated by Chedorlaomer and his allies (Gen. 14:5). It is listed between Ashteroth-karnaim and Shaveh-kiriathaim, ca. 16 km. (10 mi.) E of Beth-shean and mentioned as hum in Thutmose III’s list of conquered cities in Palestine (no. 118; ANET, 242).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ham (Place)
HAM [hăm] (Heb. hām) (PLACE). A city in Transjordan where the Zuzim were defeated by the armies of Chedorlaomer and his allies (Gen. 14:5; but see LXX Gk. éthnē ischyrá háma autoís “strong nations with them”), possibly at Tell Hâm, north of the Jabbok and about 7 km. (4.5 mi.) southwest
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ham
Ham (hot; sunburnt).1. The name of one of the three sons of Noah, apparently the second in age. (b.c. 2448.) Of the history of Ham nothing is related except his irreverence to his father and the curse which that patriarch pronounced. The sons of Ham are stated to have been “Cush and Mizraim and Phut
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Ham
HamHam. 1 In the Priestly notices of Gen. 5–10, Noah’s second son (between Shem and Japheth) and the father of Cush, Egypt, Put, and Canaan. In Gen. 9:20–27 (attributed to J), disrespect for Noah by Ham, there his youngest son, earns Noah’s curse on Canaan. Since the curse subordinates Canaan to both
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ham
HAM [hamm] — the name of a person and two places in the Old Testament:1. The youngest of Noah’s three sons (Gen. 9:18, 24). Ham, along with the rest of Noah’s household, was saved from the great Flood by entering the ark (Gen. 7:7). After the waters went down and Noah’s household left the ark, Ham found
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