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A village located north of Damascus, where Abraham pursued Chedorlaomer‘s defeated army and rescued his nephew Lot (Gen 14:15).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hobah. Town to which Abraham pursued the armies under Chedorlaomer (Gn 14:15). Its location is uncertain but various suggestions have been made. Some equate it with the Hobah about 50 miles northwest of Damascus; others, with the territory called Ube in the Amarna letters; and still others, with Tell
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hobah hoʹba [Heb. ḥôḇâ]. A place N (AV “on the left hand”) of Damascus, to which Abraham pursued the defeated army of Chedorlaormer (Gen. 14:15). It may be identical with the modern Ḥoba, about 96 km. (60 mi) NW of Damascus. Some scholars have associated the place with the territory of Ube mentioned
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
HOBAH Town to which Abraham pursued the armies under Chedorlaomer (Gn 14:15). Its location is uncertain, but various suggestions have been made. Some equate it with the Hobah about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Damascus; others, with the territory called Ube in the Amarna letters; and still others,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
HOBAH. The name of the place to which Abraham pursued the four kings who had pillaged Sodom and Gomorrah and carried off Lot (Gn. 14:15). It lay ‘on the left hand of’, that is (to one facing E) to the N of Damascus. Though modern sites have been suggested, the place is unknown. A district Ube is mentioned
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hobah (Heb. ḥôḇâ)The site of the rout of Lot’s captors by Abraham’s forces N of Damascus (Gen. 14:15). Hobah is best equated with the region of Apu (Upu/Ube) known from Egyptian texts and situated around and to the north of Damascus. The Choba mentioned in LXX Judith (Jdt. 4:4; 15:4–5) may be identified
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary