Salcah
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Salcah

thy basket; thy lifting up

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Wandering, a city of Bashan assigned to the half tribe of Manasseh (Deuteronomy 3:10; Joshua 12:5; 13:11), identified with Salkhad, about 56 miles east of Jordan.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SALECAH; SALCAH, SALCHAH

sal'-e-ka, sal'-ka (calekhah; Codex Vaticanus Sekchai, Acha, Sela Codex Alexandrinus Elcha, Aselcha, Selcha): This place first appears in Deuteronomy 3:10 as marking the eastern boundary of Bashan. It is named as one of the cities in which Og, king of Bashan, ruled (Joshua 12:5). It must certainly have been included in the portion given to the half-tribe of Manasseh, "all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan," although it is not named among the cities that fell to him (Joshua 13:29). At a later time we are told that Gad dwelt over against the Reubenites in the land of Bashan unto Salecah (1 Chronicles 5:11). The boundaries of the tribes probably changed from time to time.

The ancient city is represented by the modern Qalkhad, a city in a high and strong position at the southern end of Jebel ed-Druze (the Mountain of Bashan). On a volcanic hill rising some 300 ft. above the town, in what must have been the crater, stands the castle. The view from the battlements, as the present writer can testify, is one of the finest East of the Jordan, including the rich hollow of the Chauran, Mt. Hermon, and all the intervening country to the mountains of Samaria, with vast reaches of the desert to the South and to the East. The old Roman roads are still clearly seen running without curve or deviation across the country to Bozrah and Der'ah, away to the Southeast over the desert to Kal`at el-`Azraq, and eastward to the Persian Gulf. The castle was probably built by the Romans. Restored by the Arabs, it was a place of strength in Crusading times. It has now fallen on evil days. The modern town, containing many ancient houses, lies mainly on the slopes Southeast of the castle. The inhabitants are Druzes, somewhat noted for turbulence.

In the recent rising of the Druzes (1911) the place suffered heavily from bombardment by the Turks. For water-supply it is entirely dependent on cisterns filled during the rainy season. W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
5548. Salkah -- a city on the E. border of Bashan
... Salcah, Salchah. From an unused root. Meaning to walk; walking; Salcah, a place
East of the Jordan -- Salcah, Salchah. 5547, 5548. Salkah. 5549 . ...
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Palestine Eighteen Centuries Ago
... As of old, it still stretches north and south "from Dan to Beersheba"; in the east
and west from Salcah (the modern Sulkhad) to "the great sea," the ...
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Thesaurus
Salcah (4 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SALECAH; SALCAH, SALCHAH. sal ... W. Ewing.
Multi-Version Concordance Salcah (4 Occurrences). Deuteronomy ...
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Sal'ecah (4 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 3:10 all the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, unto
Salcah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.-- (See RSV). ...
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Salchah (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia SALECAH; SALCAH, SALCHAH. sal'-e-ka,
sal'-ka (calekhah; Codex Vaticanus Sekchai, Acha, Sela Codex ...
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Gesh'urites (6 Occurrences)
... Joshua 12:5 and ruled in mount Hermon, and in Salcah, and in all Bashan, unto the
border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and half Gilead, even unto the ...
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Maachathites (4 Occurrences)
... Joshua 12:5 And reigned in mount Hermon, and in Salcah, and in all Bashan, unto
the border of the Geshurites and the Maachathites, and half Gilead, the border ...
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Maacah (30 Occurrences)
... Joshua 12:5 and ruled in mount Hermon, and in Salcah, and in all Bashan, unto the
border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and half Gilead, even unto the ...
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Maachathite (7 Occurrences)
... Joshua 12:5 And reigned in mount Hermon, and in Salcah, and in all Bashan, unto
the border of the Geshurites and the Maachathites, and half Gilead, the border ...
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Bashan (54 Occurrences)
... Numbers 21:33-35; Deuteronomy 3:1-7). This country extended from Gilead in the south
to Hermon in the north, and from the Jordan on the west to Salcah on the ...
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Salathiel (3 Occurrences)

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Salecah (4 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia SALECAH; SALCAH, SALCHAH. sal'-e-ka,
sal'-ka (calekhah; Codex Vaticanus Sekchai, Acha, Sela Codex ...
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Concordance
Salcah (4 Occurrences)

Deuteronomy 3:10
all the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, unto Salecah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
(See JPS)

Joshua 12:5
And reigned in mount Hermon, and in Salcah, and in all Bashan, unto the border of the Geshurites and the Maachathites, and half Gilead, the border of Sihon king of Heshbon.
(KJV JPS DBY WBS YLT)

Joshua 13:11
And Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maachathites, and all mount Hermon, and all Bashan unto Salcah;
(KJV JPS DBY WBS YLT)

1 Chronicles 5:11
And the children of Gad dwelt over against them, in the land of Bashan unto Salcah:
(KJV JPS DBY WBS YLT)

Subtopics

Salcah

Salcah or Salchah

Salcah: A City of the Tribe of Gad

Related Terms

Sal'ecah (4 Occurrences)

Salchah (1 Occurrence)

Gesh'urites (6 Occurrences)

Maachathites (4 Occurrences)

Maacah (30 Occurrences)

Maachathite (7 Occurrences)

Bashan (54 Occurrences)

Salathiel (3 Occurrences)

Salecah (4 Occurrences)

Reigned (206 Occurrences)

Over-against (156 Occurrences)

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