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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Hamath-Zobah

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(Heb. Chamath' Tsobah'צוֹבָה חֲמִת, i.e. Hamath of Zobah; Sept. Αἰμὰθ Σωβά v. r. Βαισωβά, Vulg. Emath Suba), a place on the borders of Palestine, said to have been attacked and conquered by Solomon (2 Chronicles 8:3). It has been conjectured to be the same as HAMATH (See HAMATH) (q.v.), here regarded as included in Aram-Zobah-a geographical expression which is a usually a narrower meaning. The conjunction of the two names here probably indicates nothing more than that the whole country round Hamath was brought by Solomon under the power of Judah. The possessions of David extended to Hamath, and included Zobah (1 Chronicles 18:3), and Solomon probably added Hamath also to his empire; certain it is that he had possessions in that district, and that part of it, at least, was included in his dominion (1 Kings 9:19). (See ZOBAH).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Hamath-Zobah'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/h/hamath-zobah.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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