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Jotbah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jotbah
Jotbah (יָטְבָה‎, yotvah). The home village of Meshullemeth, who married Manasseh, king of Judah (2 Kgs 21:19).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jotbah (Place)
JOTBAH (PLACE) [Heb yoṭbâ (יָטְבָּה)]. The hometown of Haruz, whose daughter Meshullemeth married Manasseh, king of Judah, and gave birth to his son and heir Amon (2 Kgs 21:19). Forrer (1920: 61) has suggested that the place name [ ]-at-bi-ta that appears in the annals of Tiglath-pileser III, describing
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jotbah
Jotbah. Hometown of Haruz, the father of Meshullemeth. Meshullemeth was the mother of King Amon of Judah (2 Kgs 21:19). Its location is uncertain; however, some identify it with the town later named Jotapata by the Romans, situated six miles north of Sepphoris (modern Khirbet Jefat).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jotbah
Jotbah jotʹbe [Heb. yoṭbâ—‘pleasantness’]. The home of Meshullemeth, the mother of King Amon, daughter of Haruz (2 K. 21:19). The site cannot be identified with certainty, although some (e.g., J. Gray, comm on Kings [OTL, 2nd ed 1970], p. 711) identify it with ʿAin aṭ-Ṭaba, about 30 km (20 mi) N
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jotbah
JOTBAH Hometown of Haruz, the father of Meshullemeth, who was the mother of King Amon of Judah (2 Kgs 21:19). Its location is uncertain; however, some identify it with the town later named Jotapata by the Romans, situated six miles (9.7 kilometers) north of Sepphoris (modern Khirbet Jefat).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jotbah
JOTBAH. A town where Meshullemeth, the mother of King Amon of Judah, lived (2 Kgs 21:19). Its exact site is unknown, although some identify it with Khirbet Jefat, known as Jotapata in Roman times, a town near Cana of Galilee, Josephus tried unsuccessfully to defend this city against Vespasian’s army
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Jotbah
JOTBAH. Birthplace of Manasseh’s wife (2 Ki. 21:19). Conquered by Tiglath-pileser III (ANET, p. 283). Called Jotapata during the Roman period (Jos., BJ 2.573). Tentatively identified with Khirbet Jefat (W. F. Albright, JBL 58, 1939, pp. 184f.), c. 20 km E of Sea of Galilee.D. W. Baker.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jotbah
Jotbah (Heb. yoṭḇâ)The birthplace of Haruth, whose daughter Meshullemeth married Manasseh, king of Judah, and birthplace of their son Amon, who ruled two years in Jerusalem (2 Kgs. 21:19). Some scholars associate Jotbah with Jotapata, Josephus’ fortress where he was besieged by Vespasian (BJ 3.141–334).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jotbah
Jotbah [jŏtˊbə] (Heb. yoṭbâ “pleasantness”). The home of Haruz, father of Meshullemeth and grandfather of King Amon of Judah (2 Kgs. 21:19). According to Jerome Jotbah was located in Judah, but this has not been confirmed. If so, the site may be ˓Ain aṭ-Ṭaba, 30 km. (20 mi.) north of Aqabah.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Jotbah
JOTBAH A village in lower Galilee about 5 1/2 miles north of Sepphoris, also called Jodephat. The birthplace of Meshullemeth, daughter of Haruz, the mother of Amon, King of Judah (2 Kgs. 21:19). It is identified with Khirbet Jefat and archaeological surveys made on the site show that it was inhabited
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jotbah
Jot´bah (goodness), the native place of Meshullemeth, the queen of Manasseh. 2 Kings 21:19.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jotbah
JOT´BAH (jotʹba; “goodness, pleasantness”). The city of Haruz, whose daughter Meshullemeth was the mother of King Amon (2 Kings 21:19). It is possibly to be identified with Jotapata (Khirbet Jefāt), seven miles N of Sepphoris.
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