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Hamath-Zobah
Hamath Zobah
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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-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-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-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 Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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-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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hamath-zobah
Ha´math-zo´bah (fortress of Zobah), 2 Chron. 8:3, has been conjectured to be the same as Hamath. But the name Hamath-zobah would seem rather suited to another Hamath which was distinguished from the “Great Hamath” by the suffix “Zobah.”
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hamath-Zobah
HA´MATH-ZO´BAH (hāʹmoth-zōʹba; 1 Chron. 8:3). Supposed to be the same as Hamath (which see). Some believe it different and distinguished from it by the suffix “zobah.” It is, however, most likely to be identical with the well-known city of Hamath on the Orontes; Hadadezer’s empire was large in extent
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Hamath-Zobah
Hamath-Zobahfortress of Zobah, (2 Chr. 8:3) is supposed by some to be a different place from the foregoing; but this is quite uncertain.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hamath Zobah
HAMATH ZOBAH [HAY meth ZOE buh] — a city of Syria captured by King Solomon (2 Chr. 8:3).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HAMATH-ZOBAH
HAMATH-ZOBAH<ha’-math-zo’-ba> ([חֲמַת צוֹבָה‎, chamath tsobhah]; [Βαισωβά, Baisoba]) : Mentioned only in 2 Ch 8:3. Apart from Great Hamath no site answering to this name is known. It does not seem to be implied that Solomon took possession of Hamath itself, but rather that he “confirmed” his dominion
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