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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary
a city of Syria, capital of a province of the same name, lying upon the Orontes, Joshua 13:5; Judges 3:3; 2 Kings 14:25; 2 Chronicles 7:8 . The king of Hamath cultivated a good understanding with David, 2 Samuel 8:9 . This city was taken by the kings of Judah, and afterward retaken by the Syrians, and recovered from them by Jeroboam the Second, 2 Kings 14:28 .
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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Hamath'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wtd/h/hamath.html. 1831-2.