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Hobah meaning

חובה

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🔼The name Hobah: Summary

Meaning
Hiding Place
Etymology
From the verb חבה (haba), to hide.

🔼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:

Excerpted from: Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary
חבא

The verb חבא (haba') means to hide, usually out of fear of death. Nouns מחבא (mahabe') and מחבא (mahabo') mean hiding place.

Verb חבה (haba) is probably a variant spelling of the previous and means the same. Noun חביון (hebyon) means a hiding.

Verb חוב (hub) means to be guilty. Noun חוב (hob) means debt.

🔼Hobah meaning

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