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Hamath
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hamath
Hamath (חֲמָת‎, chamath). An ancient city and region. Located in modern Syria and mentioned numerous times throughout the Old Testament.
Entrance of Hamath
Hamath, Entrance of (Hebrew levo-chamath). A place on the southern border of the region of Hamath; cited as the northern boundary of Israel several times in the Old Testament.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hamath (Place)
HAMATH (PLACE) [Heb ḥămāt (חֲמָת)]. HAMATHITES. A city in Syria, the S border of which often became part of the formula for the N idealized border of Israel (cf. 1 Kgs 8:65; 1 Chr 13:5). The city was an object of the Assyrian conquest (Isa 36:19), and some of its inhabitants were exiled and settled
Hamath, Entrance of (Place)
HAMATH, ENTRANCE OF (PLACE) [Heb lĕbōʾ (לְבֹא‎) ḥămat (חֲמַת)]. A geographic location in modern Syria which is specifically mentioned as a part of the N boundary for the land promised to Israel (Num 34:7–9; Josh 13:5; Ezek 47:16). The land of HAMATH, with which Lebo-Hamath is associated, was well-known
Hamath-Zobah (Place)
HAMATH-ZOBAH (PLACE) [Heb ḥămāt ṣôbâ (חֲמָת צֹובָה)]. A compound place name found only once in the Bible (2 Chr 8:3). It occurs in an account of Solomon’s fortification program throughout his empire (8:1–10). Verses 3–4 briefly state that Solomon captured Hamath-zobah in a military expedition and
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hamath
Hamath. 1. City and district located about 125 miles north of Damascus (Syria), on the Orontes River. The early residents apparently were of the Hamitic race from the descendants of Canaan (Gn 10:18), but later inhabitants were Semitic. It was to be the northern boundary of the nation of Israel (Nm 34:8;
Hamath, Entrance of
Hamath, Entrance of. Place of uncertain identification, marking the northern border of the Canaanite territory promised to Israel by God (Nm 34:8), but only attained by the time of the monarchy (1 Kgs 8:65; 1 Chr 13:5, kjv Hemath; 2 Chr 7:8).After the death of Solomon the kingdom was divided and the
Hamath-zobah
Hamath-zobah. City captured by King Solomon of Israel (2 Chr 8:3, 4). Its identity is uncertain. It occurs only once in the Bible, and is not mentioned in any of the cuneiform inscriptions from that period. Some scholars have suggested that there were two Hamaths, and Zobah was added to distinguish it
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hamath
Hamath hāʹmath [Heb. amāṯ—‘citadel’]; AV also HEMATH (1 Ch. 13:5; Am. 6:14), AMATHIS (1 Macc. 12:25). An important royal city of the Hittites, perched on a gigantic mound beside the Orontes 120 km (75 mi) S of Aleppo. The advantageous defensive position of the city makes its name especially apt.
Hamath-Zobah
Hamath-Zobah häʹmath-zöʹbə [Heb. amāṯ ṣôḇâ] (2 Ch. 8:3). Apart from the well-known Hamath on the Orontes, no site answering to this name is known. Zobah (Assyr. Ṣubutu) was the most powerful of the Aramean kingdoms of Syria in the late 11th cent. b.c., with its center of power in the region
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hamath
HAMATH1. City and district located about 125 miles (201 kilometers) north of Damascus (Syria), on the Orontes River. The early residents apparently were of the Hamitic race from the descendants of Canaan (Gn 10:18), but later inhabitants were Semitic. It was to be the northern boundary of the nation
Hamath, Entrance of
HAMATH*, ENTRANCE OF Place of uncertain identification, marking the northern border of the Canaanite territory promised to Israel by God (Nm 34:8), but only attained by the time of the monarchy (1 Kgs 8:65; 1 Chr 13:5; 2 Chr 7:8).After the death of Solomon, the kingdom was divided and the northern boundary
Hamath-Zobah
HAMATH-ZOBAH City captured by King Solomon of Israel (2 Chr 8:3–4). Its identity is uncertain. It occurs only once in the Bible and is not mentioned in any of the cuneiform inscriptions from that period. Some scholars have suggested that there were two Hamaths and that “Zobah” was added to distinguish
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hamath
Hamath (hay´math), a city (modern Hama) on the Orontes River in Syria between Damascus and Aleppo; it also designated the district of which Hamath was the capital. Excavations have shown that the city has been inhabited almost continually from the Neolithic period (ca. 8000 bce) to the present. Because
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hamath
HAMATH. KJV uses Hemath in 1 Chr 13:5; Amos 6:14.A city and a state (Isa 11:11; Jer 39:5; Zech 9:2) in Syria, located just N of the ideal boundary of Israel (Num 13:21; 34:8; Josh 13:5; see Lebo-hamath). The present site of the city, Hama on the Nahr el-Asi (The ancient Orontes), was excavated by H.
Hamath-Zobah
HAMATH-ZOBAH. Perhaps Hamath of Zobah. It is mentioned only in (2 Chr 8:3) in connection with the conquests of Solomon, who is said to have conquered it. But the reference is uncertain. The site has not been identified. Some believe that Hamath-zobah refers to the neighbor kingdoms of Hamath and Zobah
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Hamath
HAMATH (Heb. amaṯ, ‘fortress, citadel’). City on the E bank of the Orontes, lying on one of the main trade-routes to the S from Asia Minor. Gn. 10:18 describes it as Canaanite. In David’s time, under King Toi (or Tou), it was friendly towards Israel (2 Sa. 8:9–10; 1 Ch. 18:9–10). Toi’s son is named
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hamath
Hamath (Heb. ḥămāṯ)An important city located on the Orontes River, along the primary trade route heading south from Asia Minor. The site is modern Ḥamā (312503) in Syria, ca. 210 km. (130 mi.) N of Damascus. Seven levels of Neolithic remains are attested, and Paleolithic remains are found throughout
Hamath-Zobah
Hamath-Zobah (Heb. ḥămāṯ ṣôḇâ)A city or region (“fortress of the estate/plantation”) in southern Syria captured by Solomon (2 Chr. 8:3). It is uncertain whether the two names belong to a single settlement (Hamath-zobah) or a region that was alternately ruled by one or two cities (Hamath and
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hamath
Hamath [hāˊmăth] (Heb. amāṯ “citadel”; Akk. Amātu).† An important city in Syria (cf. Amos 6:2, “the great”), strategically located at modern Ḥama, 120 km. (75 mi.) south-southwest of Aleppo on the Orontes river, where it dominated the main trade route between Asia Minor and the south.
Hamath-Zobah
Hamath-Zobah [hāˊ măth zōˊbə] (Heb. amāṯ ṣôḇâ).† A town or region conquered by Solomon (2 Chr. 8:3). Some scholars consider the name an alternative designation for Zobah, possibly reflecting the circumstances of the Persian period (when 1–2 Chronicles was composed), at which time Zobah
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Hamath
HAMATH One of the major cities on the Orontes, in northern Syria, the capital of a district and an Aramean-Hittite kingdom under the name of Hamath the Great (Amos 6:2, etc.). It was conquered by David (2 Sam. 8:9) and Solomon built a store city there (2 Chr. 8:4). According to the Assyrian sources Hamath
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Hamath
HAMATH (Hebrew ḥămāt) A city in Syria, identified with modern Hama on the Orontes River. The site was on the list of Asiatic cities conquered by Thutmose III of Egypt in the fifteenth century b.c. and was later occupied by the Hittites and Arameans (2 Sam 8:9). It subsequently emerged as a prosperous
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