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ha'-math-zo'-ba (chamath tsobhah; Baisoba): Mentioned only in 2 Chronicles 8:3. Apart from Great Hamath no site answering to this name is known. It does not seem to be implied that Solomon took possession of Hamath itself, but rather that he "confirmed" his dominion over parts of the kingdom of Zobah, which on its fall may have been annexed by Hamath. The Septuagint's Codex Vaticanus suggests a reading-Bethzobah-omitting all reference to Hamath. On the other hand, the geographical distinctions between Zobah and Hamath having passed away long before Chronicles was written, the double name may have been used to indicate generally the extent of Solomon's conquests, as also to avoid confusion with the Zobah in the Hauran (2 Samuel 23:36).

W. M. Christie

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(fortress of Zobah), (2 Chronicles 8:3) has been conjectured to be the same as Hamath. But the name Hamath-Zobah would seem rather suited to another Hamath which was distinguished from the "Great Hamath" by the suffix "Zobah."

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Fortress of Zobah, (2 Chronicles 8:3) is supposed by some to be a different place from the foregoing; but this is quite uncertain.
Hamathzobah (1 Occurrence)
... WM Christie. Multi-Version Concordance Hamathzobah (1 Occurrence). 2 Chronicles
8:3 And Solomon went to Hamathzobah, and prevailed against it. (KJV). ...
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Hamath-zobah (1 Occurrence)
Hamath-zobah. Hamathzobah, Hamath-zobah. Ha'math-zo'bah . ... (ASV BBE DBY JPS WBS
YLT NAS). Hamathzobah, Hamath-zobah. Ha'math-zo'bah . Reference Bible.
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Ha'mathites (2 Occurrences)
Ha'mathites. Hamathites, Ha'mathites. Hamathzobah . Multi-Version Concordance ...
(See RSV). Hamathites, Ha'mathites. Hamathzobah . Reference Bible.
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Bible Concordance
Hamathzobah (1 Occurrence)

2 Chronicles 8:3 And Solomon went to Hamathzobah, and prevailed against it.



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