Zobah (Zoh´buh)

or Aram-zobah, one of the independent city-states the Arameans (Syrians) formed at the beginning of the first millennium BCE. Zobah was situated in the Valley of Lebanon, with Hamath to the north and Damascus to the south. (1Sam 14:47) mentions Saul’s victory over Zobah. Later, when David was warring with the Ammonites, Hadadezer ben Rehob, the powerful Aramean king of Zobah, intervened in support of the Ammonites (2Sam 8:5; 1Chr 18:3-9). As a result, David twice defeated Hadadezer and reduced Zobah to the status of subject.

1Sam 14:47

Saul's Continuing Wars
47When Saul had taken the kingship over Israel, he fought against all his enemies on every side—against Moab, against the Ammonites, agai ... View more

2Sam 8:5

5When the Arameans of Damascus came to help King Hadadezer of Zobah, David killed twenty-two thousand men of the Arameans.

1Chr 18:3-9

3David also struck down King Hadadezer of Zobah, toward Hamath, as he went to set up a monument at the river Euphrates.4David took from him one thousand chariot ... View more

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