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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hobah
Hobah (חוֹבָה‎, chovah). A village located north of Damascus, where Abraham pursued Chedorlaomer‘s defeated army and rescued his nephew Lot (Gen 14:15).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hobah (Place)
HOBAH (PLACE) [Heb ḥôbâ (חֹובָה)]. In Genesis 14, Abraham and Lot separated their herds and flocks. Lot went to the Jordan Valley and camped near Sodom. The area was raided by four kings, perhaps from Mesopotamia (14:1). The kings took loot and apparently captives. Among the latter was Lot and his
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hobah
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
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
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
Hobah
HOBAH. The place to which Abram pursued the routed Chedorlaomer “on the left hand” (i.e., N) of Damascus (Gen 14:15). The exact site is uncertain.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Hobah
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
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
Hobah
Hobah [hōˊbə] (Heb. ḥôḇâ “the hidden”).† A place north of Damascus to which Abraham pursued Chedorlaomer and the kings allied with him (Gen. 14:15). The name is preserved in Ḥoba, the ruins of which are located 96 km. (60 mi.) northwest of Damascus. However, some scholars associate it with
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hobah
Ho´bah (hiding-place), the place to which Abraham pursued the kings who had pillaged Sodom. Gen. 14:15. It was situated “to the north of Damascus.”
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hobah
HO´BAH (hōʹba). A place N of Damascus to which Abraham pursued the kings who had pillaged Sodom (Gen. 14:15). Location uncertain, possibly Tell el-Salihiye, about ten miles E of Damascus.
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