The Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans, Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, and
all the Assyrians with them: all of them desirable young men, captains and rulers, great lords and renowned, all of them riding upon horses.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
SHOA . A race named in Ezekiel 23:23 along with Babylonians, ChaldÃ¦ans, Pekod, Koa, and Assyrians. The SutÃ» were nomads, frequently named in the same company by Assyrian and Babylonian writers, and among other seats inhabited the E. of the Tigris.
C. H. W. Johns.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Opulent, the mountain district lying to the north-east of Babylonia, anciently the land of the Guti, or Kuti, the modern Kurdistan. The plain lying between these mountains and the Tigris was called su-Edina, i.e., "the border of the plain." This name was sometimes shortened into Suti and Su, and has been regarded as = Shoa (Ezekiel 23:23 ). Some think it denotes a place in Babylon. (See PEKOD .)
Holman Bible Dictionary
(sshoh' uh) National name meaning, “help!” Nation God used to punish His people (Ezekiel 23:23 ). They are usually identified with the Sutu, a nomadic people from the Syrian and Arabian desert known from documents from Mari, Amarna, and Assyria. Some commentators see them mentioned in Isaiah 22:5 , where most translate, “crying.”
Morrish Bible Dictionary
People mentioned among Israel's 'lovers,' whom God would bring against them on every side. Ezekiel 23:23 . Nothing is known of a people or place of this name. Some judge the Hebrew word not to be a proper name, and translate it 'prince,' 'noble,' etc.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Ezekiel 23:23 ("rich".) (See PEKOD; KOA.) Symbolical name for Babylon. Smith's Bible Dictionary takes it as a proper name, upon the sound of which Ezekiel plays. Pliny mentions a "Sue" in the rocky region W. of the Orontes range, near Gaugamela. Shua in Chaldee means "rock."
Hitchcock's Bible Names
- Koa, like Shoa
, has not been identified to everyone's satisfaction
- A people associated with Pekod and Shoa
( Ezekiel 23:23 ), probably, therefore, a by-form of KutÃ» (also Gutium ), often mentioned in Assyr
- Maurer explains, "the Babylonians and all the Chaldaeans (Ρekowd ), prefects (Shoa
and Koa), rich," etc
- Maurer translated, as descriptive epithets subjoined to "all the Chaldaeans," Ρekod (pakid ), Shoa
, Κoa , "prefects, rich, princely
- " This name was sometimes shortened into Suti and Su, and has been regarded as = Shoa
(Ezekiel 23:23 )