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