Statement of Faith | Tell a Friend about Us | Color Scheme:    
Sunday, January 19, 2020

Join Now!  |  Login
  Our Sponsors

• Hunting for choral music have you frustrated?

• Learn Greek, Aramaic, Biblical or Modern Hebrew online

• Try SwordSearcher Bible Software Today

• Join a different kind of "Christian Book Club!" Click to find out how!

 
  Study Resources

• Interlinear Bible

• Parallel Bible

• Daily Reading Plan

• Devotionals

• Commentaries

• Concordances

• Dictionaries

• Encyclopedias

• Lexicons

• History

• Sermon Essentials

• Audio Resources

• Religious Artwork

 
  SL Forums

• Apologetic Forum

• Christian Living

• Ministry Forum

• Evangelism Forum

• Passage Forum

• Help Forum

 
  Other Resources

• Advertise with SL

• FREE Resources

• Information

• Set Preferences

• Font Resources

• Contacting SL

 

 

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Start Your Search
 
 
Choose a letter from below
to display alphabetical list:

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|Y|Z
 
    Printer friendly version
 
PreviousNext
HamanHamathzobah
 
Additional Resources
 
Concordances
• Nave's Topical Bible
» Hamath
» Hamath-zobah
• Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
» Hamath
Dictionaries
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
» Hamath
» Hamath-zobah
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
» Hamath
» Hamath-Zobah
• Hitchcock's Bible Names
» Hamath
» Hamath-zobah
Encyclopedias
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
» Hamath
» Hamath-Zobah
Lexicons
Hebrew - Lebo-hamath
Hebrew - Hamath the great
Hebrew - Hamathzobah, Hamath-zobah
Hebrew - Hamath
Buy This Resource
Paperback$3.97
Hardcover$11.87
Show me more … 
 
Ha’math

(fortress ), the principal city of upper Syria, was situated in the valley of the Orontes, which it commanded from the low screen of hills which forms the water-shed between the source of the Orontes and Antioch. The Hamathites were a Hamitic race, and are included among the descendants of Canaan. (Genesis 10:18) Nothing appears of the power of Hamath until the time of David. (2 Samuel 8:9) Hamath seems clearly to have been included in the dominions of Solomon. (1 Kings 4:21-24) The "store-cities" which Solomon "built in Hamath," (2 Chronicles 8:4) were perhaps staples for trade. In the Assyrian inscriptions of the time of Ahab (B.C. 900) Hamath appears as a separate power, in alliance with the Syrians of Damascus, the Hittites and the Phoenicians. About three-quarters of a century later Jeroboam the Second "recovered Hamath." (2 Kings 14:28) Soon afterwards the Assyrians took it, (2 Kings 18:34; 19:13) etc., and from this time it ceased to be a place of much importance. Antiochus Epiphanes changed its name to Epiphaneia. The natives, however, called it Hamath even in St. Jerome’s time, and its present name, Hamah , is but slightly altered from the ancient form.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Ha’math'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/sbd/view.cgi?number=T1799>. 1901.

  HOME    TOP

Dead links, typos, or HTML errors should be sent to corr@studylight.org
Suggestions about making this resource more useful should be sent to sugg@studylight.org
 

   Powered by LightSpeed Technology

Copyright © 2001-2020, StudyLight.org