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Socoh (in the Shephelah)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A town located in Judah near Jarmuth, Adullam, and Azekah (Josh 15:35). Socoh in the Shephelah was one of the cities near the encounter between David and Goliath (1 Sam 17:1). It is not to be confused with the town Socoh of Judah, which shares its name, but is located further south in the hill country of Judah.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Socoh in the Shephelah
Socoh in the Shephelah (שׂוֹכֹה‎, sokhoh). A town located in Judah near Jarmuth, Adullam, and Azekah (Josh 15:35). Socoh in the Shephelah was one of the cities near the encounter between David and Goliath (1 Sam 17:1). It is not to be confused with the town Socoh of Judah, which shares its name, but is
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Socoh (Place)
SOCOH (PLACE) [Heb śôkōh (שֹׂוכֹה‎)]. 1. A town in the Shephelah. Josh 15:35 locates it in the second district of Judah near Jarmuth, Adullam, and Azekah. The confrontation between the Israelites and the Philistines which ended with the death of Goliath took place in the Valley of Elah between Azekah
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Sochoh
Sochoh. kjv form of Socoh, a town in Sharon, in 1 Kings 4:10.See Socoh #3.
Soco
Soco. 1. One of 14 cities located in the Shephelah of the territory allotted to Judah’s tribe, mentioned between the towns of Adullam and Azekah (Jos 15:35). Soco was situated near the place where David killed Goliath during Saul’s reign over Israel (1 Sm 17:1). Later this city was fortified by King
Socoh
Socoh. 1. Town in the northernmost district of the Shephelah where it appears between Adullam and Azekah (Jos 15:35). Jerome, in his Latin translation of Eusebius’ Onomasticon (157:18–20), states that there were two settlements, one on the mountain and another on the plain. The description fits exactly
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Shocho
Shocho shōʹkō (2 Ch. 28:18, AV); SHOCHOH (1 S. 17:1, AV); SHOCO (2 Ch. 11:7, AV). See Soco.
Socoh; Soco
1. In the Shephelah. The OT town was located on Khirbet ʿAbbâd, a lofty Iron Age mound on the south edge of the Valley of Elah; the ruin shares a prominent ridge with a Roman-Byzantine site, Khirbet esh-Shuweikeh.The dual nature of the site is reflected in Jerome’s comment (Eusebius Onom 156.18–20;
Socoh; Soco
Socoh; Soco sōʹkō [Heb. śôḵōh, śôḵô(Chronicles only)—‘thornbush’; Gk. Sōchō and var]; AV also SOCHO, SHOCO, SHOCHO, SHOCHOH, SOCHOH. The name of three towns in ancient Palestine. The construction with final ô is subject to various interpretations (cf. W. Borée, Die alten Ortsnamen Palästinas
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Shocho, Shochoh, Shoco
SHOCHO*, SHOCHOH*, SHOCO* kjv variant spellings of the city listed in Jos 15:35; 1 Sm 17:1; 2 Chr 11:7; 28:18. See Soco (Place), Socoh #1.
Sochoh
SOCHOH* kjv form of Socoh, a town in Sharon, in 1 Kings 4:10. See Soco (Place), Socoh #3.
Soco (Place), Socoh
SOCO (Place), SOCOH1. One of 14 cities located in the Shephelah, in the territory allotted to Judah’s tribe; it is listed between Adullam and Azekah (Jos 15:35). Jerome, in his Latin translation of Eusebius’s Onomasticon (157:18–20), states that there were two settlements, one on the mountain and another
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Soco, Socoh
Soco, Socoh (soh´koh; Heb., “thorny”).1 A town in Judah between Adullam and Azekah (called Socoh in Josh. 15:35; 1 Sam. 17:1, and Soco in 2 Chron. 11:7; 28:18). It was located in an area of strategic importance in the buffer area between Israel and Philistia; the Philistine army was encamped between
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Socho
SOCHO. The word means “branches” and has several alternate spellings, i.e., Soco, Socoh, Shochoh, Three towns in Palestine have the name Socho:1. A city of the Shephelah of Judah close to Adullam and Azekah (Josh 15:35). Here the Philistines camped before David’s contest with Goliath (1 Sam 17:1). Rehoboam
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Socoh, Soco
SOCOH, SOCO. 1. A town SE of Azekah in the Shephelah, the scene of the Philistine defeat (1 Sa. 17; see G. A. Smith, The Historical Geography of the Holy Land25, 1966, pp. 161–162, for tactical description). The name is preserved in Khirbet Suweike (Roman and Byzantine); slightly farther W, the Early
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Soco, Socoh (Place)
Soco (Heb. kôḵô), SOCOH (kôḵōh) (PLACE)1. A city of the Shephelah within the second district of the tribal territory of Judah (Josh. 15:35). Just prior to the David-Goliath clash the Philistine army was encamped between Azekah and Socoh (1 Sam. 17:1), illustrating the strategic importance of the
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Socoh
SOCOH a) A city in the Plain, in the northern part of the territory of Judah (Josh. 15:35), where the Philistines gathered to fight Israel 1 Sam. 17:1; Authorized Version: ‘Shochoh’); and one of the cities fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chr. 11:7). It was taken by Pharaoh Sheshonq (biblical Shishak) of Egypt,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Soco
SOCO, SOCOH The name of three towns in Judah.1. A town in the western lowlands of Judah, near Jarmuth, Adullam, and Azekah (Josh 15:35). The engagement between the Israelites and the Philistines that resulted in David’s victory over Goliath occurred in the Valley of Elah between Azekah and Socoh (1
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