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Hobah meaning

חובה

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🔼The name Hobah in the Bible

Hobah is a town north of Damascus. During the War of Four Against Five Kings (Genesis 14:9), the victorious Four abduct Abram's nephew Lot. Abram pursues the Tetrad Alliance as far as Hobah, defeats it and rescues Lot. Immediately after his return Abram meets Melchizedek.

🔼Etymology of the name Hobah

The name Hobah probably comes from the verb חבה (haba), meaning to hide:

🔼Hobah meaning

NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names agree: the name Hobah means Hiding Place.