2 Samuel 10:
And Hadarezer sent, and brought out the Syrians that were
beyond the river: and they came to Helam; and Shobach the captain of the host of Hadarezer went
2 Samuel 10:
And the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew the men of
seven hundred chariots of the Syrians, and forty thousand horsemen, and smote Shobach the captain of their host, who died there.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
SHOBACH . The captain of the host of Hadarezer, the AramÃ¦an king of Zobah (wh. see), who commanded the forces of that king when he aided the Ammonites in their war with king David. David defeated him, and Shobach lost his life ( 2 Samuel 10:13-18 ). In 1 Chronicles 19:16 the name is spelled Shophach .
Perhaps because so little was known of Shobach, he played an important part in later imaginative tradition. The Mishna ( Sotah , viii. 1) makes him a giant of the Ammonites equal to Goliath, while the Samaritan Chronicle, sometimes called ‘the book of Joshua.’ tells a long tale concerning him (chs. 26 38), making him the son of Haman, a king of Persia whom Joshua had killed, and who stirred up a great coalition to avenge the death of his father I All authentic information concerning Shobach is contained in 2 Samuel 10:16-18 , which 1 Chronicles 19:16 repeats.
George A. Barton.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Poured out, the "captain of the host of Hadarezer" when he mustered his vassals and tributaries from beyond "the river Euphrates" (2 Samuel 10:15-18 ); called also Shophach (1 Chronicles 19:16 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary
(sshoh' bach) Personal name of uncertain meaning. Commander of Syrian army under Hadad-ezer killed by David's troops in battle (2Samuel 10:16,2 Samuel 10:18 ). The name appears as Shophak in 1Chronicles 19:16,1 Chronicles 19:18 .
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Captain of the Syrian hosts of Hadarezer. Killed by David. 2 Samuel 10:16,18 . Called SHOPHACHin 1 Chronicles 19:16,18 .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
General of Hadarezer, king of the Syrians of Zoba. Commanded the army brought from beyond Euphrates after Syria's and Ammon's defeat before Rabbah. David crossed Jordan and defeated Shobach at Helam. Shobach fell on the battle field. SHOPHACH in 1 Chronicles 19:16.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Your bonds; your chains
- David crossed Jordan and defeated Shobach
at Helam. Shobach
fell on the battle field
. David defeated him, and Shobach
lost his life ( 2 Samuel 10:13-18 ). ...
Perhaps because so little was known of Shobach
, he played an important part in later imaginative tradition. 26 38), making him the son of Haman, a king of Persia whom Joshua had killed, and who stirred up a great coalition to avenge the death of his father I All authentic information concerning Shobach
is contained in 2 Samuel 10:16-18 , which 1 Chronicles 19:16 repeats
- (expansion ), Shobach
, the general of Hadarezer
- Place of abundance, a place on the east of Jordan and west of the Euphrates where David gained a great victory over the Syrian army (2 Samuel 10:16 ), which was under the command of Shobach
- 2 Samuel 10:8 Under the command of Shophach or Shobach
, the captain of the host, they crossed the Euphrates, joined the other Syrians, and encamped at a place called Helam
, the leader of the Syrian army, died on the field of battle
- David gave the final blow to the rallying Syrians with their brethren from beyond Euphrates under Shobach
, Hadarezer's captain