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(mehth' eh-am' muh) A phrase of uncertain meaning used at 2 Samuel 8:1 . KJV, NIV, NRSV take it as a place name. NAS translated the phrase as “the chief city.” The parallel in 1 Chronicles 18:1 has “Gath and its villages.” Other suggestions for translation include: “bridle of the water channel,” reins of the forearm,” “control of the mother city,” “take the common land,” or “wrest supremacy from.”

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Metheg-Ammah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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