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Sabta; Sabtah

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sab´ta ( סבתּא , ṣabhtā' , סבתּה , ṣabhtāh ): Third son of Cush ( Genesis 10:7 = 1 Chronicles 1:9 ). A place Sabta is probably to be looked for in South Arabia. Arab geographers give no exact equivalent of the name. Al Bekri (i. 65) quotes a line of early poetry in which Dhu 'l Sabta is mentioned, and the context might indicate a situation in Yemamah; but the word is possibly not a proper name. It is usually identified with Saubatha (Ptol., vi. 7, 38) or with the Sabota of Pliny (vi. 32; xii. 32), an old mercantile city in South Arabia celebrated for its trade in frankincense and, according to Ptolemy, possessing 60 temples. It is said also to have been the territory of a king Elisarus, whose name presents a striking resemblance to Dhu 'l-Adhar, one of the "Tubbas" or Himyarite kings of Yemen. Another conjecture is the Saphtha of Ptolemy (vi. 7, 30) near the Arabian shore of the Persian Gulf.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Sabta; Sabtah'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/s/sabta-sabtah.html. 1915.

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